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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Slow Stitching Sunday #2

With slow stitching, it's slow going.  Here is my progress for the week, but I will admit I didn't spend much time on hand stitching.  Putting the hexagons together requires good light for stitching so I can see the edge of the fabric and just bite into both fabrics.  It's much harder at night to get enough light. I noticed this when I had some time to stitch outside in the sun on Saturday afternoon. I noticed I could really see what I was up to.

So this is my hexi flower, made from 1/2" hexagons.  The 1/2" is the length of one side.  I decided to photograph against a ruler so you get a feel for the finished size.  I'm making a range of sizes, from 2" hexagons down to as small as 3/8" - I've actually made some 1/4" (that's 2/8" or 4/16") but those haven't made it into flowers yet.  I'm focusing on the 1/2" (8/16") and 7/16" ones for now, just for a slight change in scale.

I'm thinking of making some bias stems to appliqué these onto a quilt, maybe in a border. 

Hope you had a great weekend stitching.