Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hand Stitched Hexagons

Lots of quilters in blogland are working with paper pieced hexagon these days.  The act of basting the hexagons is something that can be done where no sewing machine is available. Lots of folks have cute little stitching kits they take on the road with them for use in waiting rooms, the passenger seat, or deadly boring meetings.

Here are my first attempts at hexagons.  I printed a hexagon template and used it to handcut more from construction paper. Mine are pretty large--between 3 and 4 inches across.  I found some directions online and began with trepidation.

After the first 7 were complete, I decided to confirm whether I was doing them the correct way with some Flickr contacts.  According to them, mine look just as they should. They recommend pressing them to make them look a little crisper.

Not sure what these will become part of, probably a wall hanging or baby quilt. I will probably opt to use machine applique when attaching them to the finished product. Hand stitching is not something I am going to do much more of with these hexies.

Julie from Jaybird Quilts promises more details about how she makes her hexies in the next few days! 

1 comment:

  1. Love those! I don't know if I have the patience to make those.


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