Sunday, March 16, 2014

Slow stitching Sunday....

This morning I did a little prep work and figured I'd show how I prepare my hand pieced hexie parts.

First I grab some 2.5 inch strips - They are a little big but are handy. I need 17 inches for 6 hexes.
I made a template using my 1 inch hexes adding 1/4 inch all around. I trace 6 of them lining up the sides for easy cutting.

Then I stack my fabrics - 5 today and cut them out. The way I line them up it is easy diagonal cuts each way.

Then I flip them over and place one of my 1 inch hexie parts on the middle and trace around with a pencil.

Once that is done - I put them in groups of 6 matching prints and add a yellow for the center. Hand work all prepped for the week!

I also did a little hand quilting this week and have made a little progress on my 12 inch block. I hope to get a few more stitches in on this tonight. For now - it is off to work to give one review and interview another. At least it is a short day. Kids are in route to Grandma's for the day. Hope Greg enjoys his peace and quiet this afternoon! We had a nice family day yesterday and all went to a birthday party for one of Aidan's friends at the park yesterday afternoon. After a walk around the park in the afternoon and then an evening walk for us while the kids were on their scooters it was a wonderful day. This morning - the earliest up was Aidan after 7 and he just took an iPad into the play room until the rest of us got up. Emily woke up around 8 - the last one up today. Much better than their usual 6AM on weekends!

Head on over to Kathy's Quilts and see what other slow stitching is being worked on today.


  1. That was fun to see how you prep your hexies. I haven't done much with hexies but I can see how they could be addictive! ENjoy your slow stitching today!

  2. Oh thank you for showing how you do your hand piecing of hexies. I think that would be easier. I love your block and your quilting adds so much to it.

  3. Fun to see the prep work / happy stitching! :)

  4. Neat and tidy hexies. A little hand quilting on each block does add up. Hope you can have time this evening for more stitching.

  5. Love the colors of your hexies. They are really small - good job and good luck!

  6. Love to see other's processes..will definitely remember yours!

  7. I just love that block that you're hand quilting ... Cute pattern and gorgeous fabrics!

    I am not having enough time to blog nor enough space to do any hand work, so I'm trying to get caught up on blogs between the morning and afternoon sessions. Unfortunately I'm running out of battery on my iPad, so I guess it's time to call it a day online. ;-)