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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching #29

Here are four 3/4" English Paper Pieced Hexagon flowers with a 1" on the right:

While these look similar in size, these are actually 1 1/4" hexagons.

Instead of taking photographs, this week I tried putting these hexagons on the scanner and taking an 11x17 scan (actually an A3 scan, which is 11.7" x 16.5").

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching #28

Here are some 1 1/8" English Paper Pieced Hexagon flowers. I've mixed batik fabrics on the petals, with regular printed fabric in the center in 5 of the hexagons. Interesting centers make fun hexagon flowers.




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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching #27

Here are some 1 1/4" English Paper Pieced Hexagon flowers.




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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching #26

Here are some 1 1/4" English Paper Pieced Hexagon flowers


And with all my practice on hexagons, I thought i would take a look at the La Passacaglia that everyone is talking about.  It uses different shapes than hexagons. And it is very much fussy cutting.

The pieces looked quite small, so I asked the people over at Paper Pieces if they could recommend some pieces for this quilt in a larger size. So these are 1 3/4" 72 degree diamonds, with 1 3/4" 36 degree diamonds.  Getting the clear cutting templates with 3/8" seams allows for the fussy cutting so the pieces are almost identical.


This goes much, much slower than the hexagons that I have been practicing on.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching #25

I am trying to take some of the many hexagons that I have basted and put them together into flowers for a future quilt. Given how many I have basted already, I am sure I will have a series of hexagon quilts.

Here are some 1 1/4" English Paper Pieced Hexagon flowers in batiks. These were made from jelly rolls, a convenient way to reduce the amount of cutting required. To minimize the wastage in the jelly roll fabric, between each 1" or 1 1/4" hexagon, I use the fabric to make 1/2" or 3/8" hexagons - these I have in containers basted, but I have not made the flowers yet. This enables me to have very little fabric wastage from a jelly roll, and from 1 strip I get 6 - 1" hexi's and 6 - 1 1/8" or 1 1/4" hexi's, along with 10-11 1/2" and 3/8" hexi's.


More 1 1/4" hexi's along with some 3/4" hexi's.


When I sew my hexi's together into flowers, I love to use silk thread.  My favorites are these old silk threads I picked up on EBAY on wooden spools:



top row is Talon silk 100 yds Size A and J. & P. Coats 100 yards Size A. Bottom row is Belding Corticelli in 100 yds, 70 yds, and 50 yds spools, all size A.

below are two spools of Tire silk Clover Japan 100m size 50, along with cone and spool of Superior Threads Kimono Silk #100 - 1090 yds cone and 220 yds spool:






Linking up with sarah did it HeLP for Hexie-aholics - 4/17/17

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching #24

Here are some 1 1/4" English Paper Pieced Hexagon flowers.







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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching #23

Here are some 1 1/4" English Paper Pieced Hexagon flowers that I recently made.




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