Saturday, July 12, 2014

HEXIE Update

Hexies seem to have become quite a distraction for me.  This week I've been finishing up the background pieces on a couple of the blocks from Faeries & Fibres Value Proposition QAL.  That is the boring part of this project so I need to get them added as I finish each block.  If I leave it, it is very likely it won't happen! 
 
I think this is Block #6
Block #5 -- I think this is my favorite so far!
Block #4
Block #3 -- I didn't photograph with the top up so just tilt your head to the left a bit.
Block #2 -- I even added some of the path to this one.
Block #1
Here are the first six playing together nicely!!
 
And Block #7 -- well, Karen just posted it yesterday!
I'm working out of my "blended" hoard of fabrics which I accumulated during the last couple years I had my shop.  They've been "resting" every since?!  I was thinking yesterday that what doesn't get used in this project may find itself being moved into the general stash or liquidated altogether.  If I haven't touched the stuff during the past 9 years, it apparently isn't that compelling.  For sure, I have enough for a pieced backing!
 
And this week, I've been making some progress on machine pieced hexie project -- 1" hexagons just the EPP project above.  And using the piecing technique featured in my workshop DVD,
This is the center motif -- it gets one more round.  I'm also working on a set of six smaller motifs that will surround this center one.  I pretty fast with both techniques but I like the machine piecing approach because I can do the seams as my "sew-offs" when I'm working on the deadline work!
Linking up over at She Sews! just for fun today -- love seeing all the fun stitching going on over there!!
 
Mary Huey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

14 comments:

  1. Your blocks are very pretty, with soft tunes!

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  2. Both projects are looking good. I would have thought 1" hexies to be rather fiddly on the machine but you have it mastered!

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    1. Thanks, Karen -- you would be surprised I think at how easy the machine piecing becomes with the chain-piecing approach I'm using -- it took a bit to conquer the little pitfalls but I can finally teach it successfully!

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    1. Thanks Billie! Now I'm trying to keep enough pink in the blocks so that the piece will stay balanced

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  4. Beautiful hexies! I like the 5th one too.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Audrey -- I think it's the snowflake like balance of #5.

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  5. I like #4, too, but #3 kinda looks like a butterfly! Great hexagons, all of them, and your machine-pieced one, too. I linked over from Billie Bee's blog for Hexie Weekend.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to look!!

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  6. Yay that is looking like lot of work! It does look pretty though.

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    1. Well, it is a lot of work and it will be a challenge to make it through another 12 blocks, but your encouraging comments will help! Thanks for looking!

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  7. Love both projects, Mary. That's such a nice stash you have for these. Thanks for linking to Hexie Weekend. We love seeing your eye candy!

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    1. Thanks!! I'm needing some encouragement so glad I posted all the pics!!

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