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.
Design Wall Tuesday
A month ago I started playing Handel's Messiah and getting to work on Christmas gifts. The party season has started so I can begin showing the finished products. I used several blocks from a pattern by Bunny Hill Designs to make quilted cards this year.
I noticed there is a new version available on Bunny Hill Designs website. Since these were going to friends at the university where I work I incorporated our school colors; purple and gold.
Here they are ready for embellishing...
I quilted around each snowman and added arms and other details with my sewing machine so they went pretty quickly. The eyes, buttons and snow I were added using seed beads.
I wanted these little quilts to be able to stand on their own so I adhered a piece of folded cardstock to the backs using fusible interfacing.
These were so much fun to make I am having a hard time moving on to other projects-I keep looking at more ideas for snowmen. I did come across free patterns on Bunny Hill Designs page for a snowman a month! I do not know how long the patterns will be available but for now this link works...https://bunnyhilldesigns.com/index.php/free-patterns.html
Please note: The Snowman BOM started June 2018 and will run through June 2019. Blocks are released the first Monday of each month.
The 2019 BOM Just Desserts begins February 15th and each new block will be released on the 15th of each month.
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