Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Still Hexing along
I decided I had better start sewing some of my hexagons together so that at the end of the year I'm not overwhelmed by the task. This week's block was fun to colour differently to create blocks that looked very different from each other.
These are the tools I'm using that may be a little different from what you have used for english paper piecing. Following advice from Sue Daley I am glue basting the fabric to the papers. Sue uses silk finished papers. I am using regular card stock and the glue releases just fine. The thread I am using is Superior Threads bottom line 60wt polyester. It comes in the Super Bob donut preloaded with a variety of colours. Sue had recommended this thread. I was a little sceptical until I tried it. I love it. The fine thread sinks nicely into the fabric making my stitches ALMOST invisible. The circular cutting mat is made by Sue's company and is the perfect size to hold on my lap for cutting and glueing the fabric.
Katja carries most of these supplies, or you can ask your local quilt store to order them in for you if you don't live in the Kamloops area.
I have just linked up to Lily's Fresh Sewing Day. If you are visiting from there, welcome. So what have I been sewing lately besides my Hexagons and Farmer's Wife?
I am playing with some 30s fabric and Dresden Plates. I have the borders, quilting and binding to go yet so I will show you the whole thing when I'm done.
I just finished quilting this sweet little quilt for Carla. Pop on over to her blog to check out the finished quilt.
Last but not least, don't forget to enter my Bali Pop giveaway on last Thursday's post. The draw is on Friday. I am so excited by all your lovely comments. I can hardly wait to see who wins.
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