A Little Hexie Wreath
I was inspired by Pinterest once again. This time a wreath made with hexagons caught my attention. We had a lesson in hexies this year from one of our quilt guild members and I thought it would be a perfect way to play with them.
The wreath patterns I found all used a template, but I wanted to try the technique we had learned which involved using a circle to create the hexagon. I used my pencil holder to trace a circle onto my chosen fabric which gave me a diameter of 2 5/8 inches. I liked this for my finished size.
The first step is to lightly press fold lines into the circle. Fold in half one way, then in half the other.
Next I take a stitch picking up just a thread or two from the middle. Normally I would use a thread that blends in but I wanted to be sure you could see what is happening here so I am using white thread which stands out for the photos.
Now for the fun part. I begin folding, starting at one of the fold lines I created, and bring the edge of the circle to the middle point where I took my first stitch.
I take a little stitch with each fold to to hold things in place.
Continue around the circle in the same manner...
When the last fold is made I secure everything before cutting my thread-and there you have it-a little folded hexie.
Once all of my hexies are made, they get stitched together. I added a little bow and hanger made of floss because that was all I had, but a little ribbon or some twine would be nice I think.
It is a pretty quick little project for those last minute Christmas gifts/decorations.
9/30/2018 01:22:51 pm
Very clever and thanks for sharing. My sewing machine is on a different floor and most days I'm unable or forbidden (safety reasons) to go downstairs. Your tutorial and project allows me to keep busy and productive. It's a great craft for those of us that are unable to stand, I call this a "lap crafting".
9/30/2018 10:22:09 pm
I am so glad, Marsha!
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