I am slowly and steadily stitching away on my 'A hexie a day' project. Some days I've stitched one flower, some days two and other days there just hasn't been a moment...but I am completely fine with that. My main aim for this project is to enjoy the process from choosing the fabrics for each flower...who knew choosing just two fabrics could take so long..... and taking pleasure in each and every stitch.
The obvious plus point of now having 29 flowers is the ability to stack them....I'm like a child with wooden blocks...I find it very therapeutic to do, my favouite way being to put them in rainbow order...everything is always better in a rainbow, don't you think?
The little hexie flowers now fill a corner of my tin...very satisfying I must say! I've not started to sew them together yet, I think I still want to wait awhile so that I can get a good balance of colours before I commit to their final positions. In the meanwhile I shall just keep stitching...slow and steady.
Here's some close ups from when it was made. The fabrics for the appliques were a mix of 30's reproductions and pretty Leciens, so you can see my taste is fabric hasn't really changed!HERE and a Blanket Stitch tutorial HERE.
With the children back to school, it's all go with preparations for the up coming Block of the Month. If you've reserved a place, keep an eye out for a newsletter which will be hitting your 'in boxes' fingers crossed later this week.
I've also been slowly stitching my Flirty 30's Dresdens, so I'll be back to share them soon.
Until next time!