Monday, 11 April 2011

Hexagon Flowers

Gather the supplies needed. I used 2 fat quarters, 2 inch hexagons, and sewline fabric glue stick. Cut the fat quarters 2 x 4.5 inch squares of the light and 12 of the dark colour.

Place a hexagon on the pattern and decide where to trim to cut a 1/4 inch seam around the template

You should end up this this

Next run the glue along one side of the hexagon and stick one side of the fabric down.

Continue to glue each side down

This should be the end result

The front will look like this

Once all the hexagons are covered lay them fabric side together and sew along one side

Ending with this

Place another side and then sew it in place continuing in this fashion until all six are sewn onto the middle hexagon

Ending with this

Next step is to sew each petal together

This is the end result. The hexagon flowers are quick and easy to make.

Happy Sewing

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Bad Faerie

Well I have spent the last week working on the Bad Faerie and have managed to finish another page of the pattern. She is really looking good now she has a face and two wings. See what you think.
I have also been working on more hexagon flowers. I am waiting to see if I can go back to work I am hoping yes but think the answer will be no which is okay just means another two months at home. Which means that I will have to spend more time sewing or finding other things to do while laid up.

I haven't done any on the Hocuspocusville Quilt due to not being able to stand to cut the material but hope when I see the Doctor later in the month I get the clearance I need to put a bit of weight on my leg.

I also use to scrapbook and brought myself a Robo Craft machine to cut out all the lettering and shapes needed to make cards or layouts. Which I must say I have never really used maybe I can take these two months and figure out what to do with it. I have done a few projects on it like these ones

The poem was written by daughter aged 5 for my Dad's funeral. Maybe I will continue with some of this if I get sick of sewing (as if)

Well Happy Sewing everyone