Monday, 29 July 2013

Another project started Doh!

 I love the hexi quilts that are about again. I must have made them as a child but thankfully there is no evidence apart from the metal shape in my sewing box. I remember tracing round it onto old Christmas cards and then struggling to stitch through. Thankfully things are a bit easier now, I had printed out a page from this web site   ages ago but not done anything about it then last Rocheberrie I saw someone making some blocks and instead of stitching right through the card she just put tacking stitches on the back. Why hadn't I thought of that. It makes things so much easier and less stress on sore joints and the card is easy to remove by snipping one or two stitches and wriggling the card out, leaving the rest of the stitches behind, great if you intend to applique the flowers onto something later.
 I have no idea what I will do with these but they were a compelling project this weekend while I was feeling a bit lack lustre.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

First finish for July

I had some help to photograph this one in the sun today.
This is a first quilt by a lovely new quilter I shall just call J because this is for her daughter who is getting married soon, what a lovely gift.
I hope the wedding day will be as sunny, best wishes to them all. X