Friday, September 5, 2014

Secret Sewing

Now, it's not often that I have a super top secret project on the go.  I am more likely to show you everything in no less than 5 photos from each and every angle.  This time, though, I will play my cards close to my chest for another few weeks and then show you all...in 5+ photos from every angle :)

I was at a music festival last weekend and needed a hand stitching project for the drive down and for lazy mornings over coffee.  I packed up my gorgeous hexie bag (made by Ali as part of the Big Stitch Swap) with pre-basted hexies and hit the road.



To see more of this amazingly beautiful bag, hop over to Ali's blog post. She has lovely photos!  I am so very lucky to have it in my home.  It sits right next to my spot on the couch filled with hand sewing needles, hexie papers and a few spools of thread.  Happy happy happy.

From Ali's blog - it pretty much holds exactly what she guessed it would!
Well done, Ali!

So, over the four day weekend I patiently pieced together hexies using Vintage Happy fabrics.  I have tried to piece hexies in the past and was not incredibly successful.  It honestly frustrated me to the point of anger, then I wondered why I am torturing myself.  However, this time around the hexies are much larger and less fiddly (easier to hold) AND I'm using coordinating thread so I am not as concerned about my novice stitches showing through.  

With my photo assistant, of course.

As I have no idea what I am doing, I pieced three long rows, then stitched them together.  I think for the rest I will instead piece small clusters and then piece together, in maybe two individual "flowers" with a connecting "apple core" of hexies in the center.  

In the end, though, piecing these hexies made me happy!  I could piece sitting in my camping chair waiting for the festival to wake up, I pieced when driving home and I had a quiet few stitches on my couch after my de-mud-ifying shower.  (Gross!)  Loved it.  



That's all you will see of this project for a while.  Check back in another few weeks for the great reveal!


13 comments:

pennydog said...

I want to give those cute paws a squeeze!

Kay said...

Hexies always make me happy too. x

Missy Shay said...

What a cute little hexie bag!

Henry's Shed said...

Oh hexagons! I want to put them on everything! Yours are very pretty, looking forward to seeing more of them! xx

Canadian Abroad said...

What wonderfulness are you up to then?

tomomi mcelwee said...

ah so cute! I haven't made them for a long time by hand. Trying to perfect y seam by machine and getting there I think....

Judith, Belfast said...

Those fabrics are so gorgeous made up into hexies! And the hexie pouch is totally awesome too! Jxo

Katy Cameron said...

Pretty! Hope those paws were de-muddified too ;o)

Kirsten said...

Very cute hexies and I love that you also have a kitty "helper" too:)

Tina said...

Such great fabrics!! And what a fabulous wee pouch! I've got hexie envy. ;)

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I read your post just as I finished spending the evening basting hexies. I have pouch envy, mine are in a wash bag, a very nice wash bag but still a wash bag.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I read your post just as I finished spending the evening basting hexies. I have pouch envy, mine are in a wash bag, a very nice wash bag but still a wash bag.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I can't wait to see what you're making!

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