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!