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 #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.
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!!
Your blocks are very pretty, with soft tunes!ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting, Christine!!Delete
Both projects are looking good. I would have thought 1" hexies to be rather fiddly on the machine but you have it mastered!ReplyDelete
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!Delete
Love all the colors you have used!ReplyDelete
Thanks Billie! Now I'm trying to keep enough pink in the blocks so that the piece will stay balancedDelete
Beautiful hexies! I like the 5th one too.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by, Audrey -- I think it's the snowflake like balance of #5.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Thanks for taking the time to look!!Delete
Yay that is looking like lot of work! It does look pretty though.ReplyDelete
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!Delete
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!ReplyDelete
Thanks!! I'm needing some encouragement so glad I posted all the pics!!Delete