And, since I’m not a “real” gardener, it must mean this kind…right???? Yup!
Hexies….in stacks…..many stacks!!! Just waiting to become ‘something’!
These came my direction from Ellen in my small local quilt group. I had been very negligent in hearing acknowledging their presence in my stash over the winter. Well, to be truthful, they had traveled to Texas with me in hopes of being joined together…….but……well…….those were busy days (that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!!!)!
On to the stitching. I’m just “eyeballing” the seam allowances/start-stop points and having a good time. This morning has some good results………….. It’s really amazing how fast these come together! I challenged myself NOT to take any fabric in my stash for the centers as I ran out of the yellow gingham. I’ll continue in the brighter yellow print for some of them and space them/arrange them later. Lots of ‘Y’ seams!!!!! Repetition/practice makes for better results after a while. I am definitely getting good at this!!!! LOL! When joining the petals to the center, the petal must be placed on the bottom and stitched on to the center from outer edge to the previous stitching or it won’t lay flat when finished (ask me how I know this!!!)………. Lunch time and then back at it.
To answer a comment left a while back when I “installed” the ‘LED’ light strips on Ms Juki, “No”, they don’t shine in my eyes. I angled the right-hand portion to the back and it’s perfect!!!!!
Let’s go stitchin’……………………
Note: This will be somewhat of an interesting assembly as most of these fabrics have a high percentage of poly in them!!!!! They do not take a sharp press at all!!!!! Ugh!!!!!
Oh my goodness—that looks challenging but the end result will be a virtual flower garden, won’t it?
Yes. It’s really more fun than I anticipated!
Machine hexies, Doreen you arecs legend
You are so kind! Watch for my next post on the process!!!!
I’ve never tried hexies; kinda had same attitude towards them. One of these days…..
We’ll see as the story continues!!!! LOL!
These look great, but I’m still very happy to sit on the sidelines where hexies are concerned, lol!
Well, I thought so, too….that is until I was given these and they just sat there. I knew I would NEVER stitch them by hand (besides that, they weren’t marked for hand stitching). I just figured….how hard can it be to “eyeball” the start/stop stitching points??!!! EZ-PZ!!!!!! In fact, it gets so easy that I can put one of these flowers together in little over 5 min.!!!!!! Yup…..I timed myself!!!! Hehehehe……………………..
These are super cute. Difficult for a beginner? What are the measurements on each side of the hexie?
Definitely not a beginner’s project (at least the way I’m doing it). This was a quick post, so will include details next (kinda backwards, I know!!!)………
So….does that mean you stitch all the petals to each other and then the last thing you do us is stitch the center in? I’ve never sewn any by machine so I’m clueless here!
No. I stitch each petal to the center, then to the previously stitched petal so that the whole flower is completed with the last petal stitched onto the center.
Well that makes more sense! I must have looked at the picture sideways!
Let me know if you have further questions and I’ll try to clarify….hugs….