Monday, 12 June 2017

Sampler Quilt 10 - Hexies by hand

The good thing about making a combination of machine and hand sewing quilt blocks is that you can do some on the move and some at home. These hexies have been following me around for a while in a little craft bag - perfect for crafting on the go.


I have mentioned before but I will say it again and again one of the most coveted craft tools I own is a sewline glue pen. It is a temporary glue stick for attaching the papers to the fabric. Stick, fold over the edges and sew. It makes paper piecing a joy not a chore.

Once trimmed to 12 x 12" I did a row of stay stitching on the machine to stop it coming apart after this picture - you live and learn!

Another one for the sampler quilt. Few more to go then I am going to start joining them for a riot of colour.

Jo xxx

Linking up with Sum of their stories for Handmade Monday. A great blog with a variety of crafts and inspirational makes.

8 comments:

  1. A hand sewn hexie blanket is on my bucket list. You've got such a nice mix of fabrics in yours.

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  2. It looks wonderful, I really must get one of those glue pens such a tremendous amount of work not necessary when you use one. Love the wonderful array of colour in your fabric choices.

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  3. What lovely colours in this block.CN x

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love hand-patchwork so much x

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  5. Thanks for the paper piecing tip. You are making great progress on your sampler quilt and inspiring me to keep crafting. While camping I got some rows crocheted on my Ruby Shawl...YAY! xx

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  6. So pretty and such a nice idea to mix hand and machine sewing like this. I would put one of those glue sticks on my birthday list but as my birthday has just passed I may just have to treat myself (I hate preping hexagons for patchwork like this, I just want to crack on with the joining!)

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  7. I think this is my favourite block so far! I have a bundle of paper hexagons in my drawers somewhere. May bethis is what I could do in Cornwall (goes off rummaging in the craft room). xx

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  8. What a great idea to use them as a square. Like it.

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