Sitting with my foot up
I am feeling very excited about this project.
As I rummaged through my stash of fabrics I had forgot about just how many fat quarters of fabric I had with sewing themes on them.
Now that I have cut my hexagons and I even fussy cut a few…. .the go cutter makes this process so easy….
ahhh I do love my Accuquilt GO
I need to decided about a design that will also suit my situation of sitting.
Design Brief…. make something fun to show my love of sewing using my sewing themed fabrics.
Limitations: Must be able to complete sitting and with hand stitching, with limited access to my gadgets & supplies in my sewing room. ( I do not want to risk sending DH into my girl cave to many times)
What can you do with a hexagon??????
After doing some researching on the net…(yes laptop is close at hand), I found several designs.
- Tiled Hexagon arrangement – where hexagons are just stitched in rows to create a pattern.
- this design is very achievable with fabrics I have, I can just mix them up & sew, row after row. and would give a scrappy look.
A Charm hexagon quilt – where every hexagon is a different fabric stitched in rows.
- this design I could achieve with the amount of different fabrics I have however, I will only using one hexagon of fabric and I want to display more of each fabric in the quilt
A grandmothers flower garden- where the hexagons are arranged into a flower shape then join together to create a second pattern. The flowers can be 2 rows big or 3 rows or 4 rows depending on final design.
- this design shape is still my favourite but I think I will add a Kimzeee twist to it.
And the Winner is......
A flower design with Kimzeee twist, it is to be.
Fabrics have been sorted into light & dark backgrounds
Most of my hexagons I have cut at least 6 hexagons of each fabric and i can cut more if needed.
so let the party & fun begin
I need to mark my hexagons seam allowance….
I need some more gadgets from my sewing room….
Lucky son is home today I can send him to fetch…
this could be fun
as I describe what he is looking for & where I left it last.
- 2 Marking pen – Pilot Frixion Pen, disappears with heat, a purple & a pink ( lucky they are my favourite colours)
- 1/4” clear plastic ruler – this is so handy
- sandpaper board- this has fine sandpaper glued to a board that is perfect for marking as it grips the fabric
ok he found them …
with a few yelling matches back & forward …
” try here or try here” ….
from me in the front of the house & him at the back of the house.
All gadgets found
Marking all the 1/4" seam allowances in before I stitch
with my Frixion pen.
now comes the fun bits
arranging fabrics to create a flower shape
I am creating the flowers by using a light coloured center & dark petals or a dark center and light petals.
I lay them out on my board to decide arrangement
PC is keeping me company
join together the hexagons,
using a small running stitch,
from intersection of each corner to corner,
joining each piece to center piece until you have a completed flower
Ok that's enough fun for today
Have fun sewing