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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:






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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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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching #22

Here are some 1 1/4" English Paper Pieced Hexagon flowers that I recently made. I remove the papers after basting. My process is baste, press, remove papers, press again, store for later, make flowers, press again with Best Press.




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Friday, March 31, 2017

Sunday Stash #9


Just a few things I picked up lately, some pink linen, and they grey woven with the black dash.
And my favorite, is this lighted, magnetic, extendable pin picker-upper.  I hate when I am hand sewing, and I drop my needle and I can't find it. I don't want to sit on it or step on it, and this wand has a strong magnet that I can just wave over the area and the needle will come flying and attach itself to the end.  I have one in my toolbox as well, great for picking up construction nails outside when doing work on the house.


And I really like these NatureScapes fabrics.  So realistic stones and rocks that I'm hoping to use in a future project.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching #21

Here are some 3/4" English Paper Pieced Hexagon flowers that I recently made. I remove the papers after basting. My process is baste, press, remove papers, press again, store for later, make flowers, press again with Best Press. The batik fabrics make a great flat crease with the best press.  I will have to try this on my regular fabrics so see how the pressing goes.


Here are some 7/8" English Paper Pieced Hexagon flowers. I take the pictures out on the patio table on a sunny day, in-between the snow storms. The background batik is a layer cake (10" x 10"), to give an indication of the size of the hexi flowers.



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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching #20

Here are some 3/4" English Paper Pieced Hexagon flowers. I am linking up with HeLP for Hexie-aholics - 3/17/17

And this double flower is made with 7/8" hexagons:


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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching #19

Here are more 3/4" English Paper Pieced Hexagon flowers.






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Monday, March 6, 2017

Ad Hoc Improv Quilters #1

I've been wanting to do more with ad hoc improv quilting, so I thought I would gather up some of my progress and link up with the AHIQChineseCoins and AHIQ #18

In 2017, the first quarter project are variations of the Chinese Coin, and you can find the information here

So these are some scraps of Asian fabrics that I improved pieced into stacks of coins. I laid my pieces out on a piece of fabric on the patio table outside for the photos. Not sure what fabric I would use for some sashing at this point.




And some more.  While some stacks look like the traditional coins, others are a bit more of a hodge-podge.



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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching #18

Here are some  7/8" English Paper Pieced Hexagon flowers next to some 3/4" hexagon flowers.





And another 5 3/4" hexagon flowers. I decided to use some of the greens I had basted and put together these flowers.


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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching #17

Here are more 7/8" English Paper Pieced Hexagon flowers.





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Monday, February 20, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching #16

Here are more 7/8" English Paper Pieced Hexagon flowers.





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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching #15

Here are some of my recent English Paper Pieced Hexagon flowers. I did the light green in a 1" and a 3/4" hexagon, with the smaller one having a gold dotted black center.  Also 2 rose 3/4" hexagons, with different centers.





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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching #14

Here are more 7/8" English Paper Pieced Hexagon flowers.




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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching #13

More hexagon flowers.



The top 5 flowers are 1 1/8" hexagons, and the bottom 5 flowers are 1" hexagons.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching #12

It's been a while since I posted, but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy hand stitching away over the December holidays and the New Year.


I decided to break into my stash of basted hexagons, and start making flowers out of them. Top row is 1 1/8" hexagons, followed by 1" hexagons, and then 7/8" hexagons. The bottom double flower is 7/16" hexagons, just slightly smaller than 1/2"!

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