Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pigtales and Quilts: How Does Your Garden Grow - Sew Along!

Pigtales and Quilts: How Does Your Garden Grow - Sew Along!
I think I'm suppose to post these on Sunday's but I got a late start.  So here is what I have done so far. (Not all the flowers are connected yet, but you get the idea. ) This is my very first time ever making Hexie's  and I think I'm hooked.  What is so neat is how fast you can make these little guys, not to mention you can put the parts in a little ziplock baggie and take them anywhere.  They are awesome.   I think another thing I like about them is they are like a puzzle.   And I love puzzles. You can lay them out on the table and design as you go, changing the pcs. around and totally transforming the design to please your purpose.
I made my own little hexie plastic template forms, punched two holes in it for a pin to slide through, and it worked out great.



 I found out that I needed lots of them though as you can't remove the template from one, until you have stitched all the way around it with other attaching hexies.  Originally I started with about a dozen, now I think I have about three dozen cut out. I did my cutting of templates and fabric hexie's one late afternoon, and then assembled to this point last evening in front of the tv.  So like I said, they go together quick.  I did add the little applique leaves, which took a bit longer, but made it so worth while.  : )

3 comments:

  1. I love the leaves that you added to the hexies. That will make such a pretty quilt. I can imagine that you need a lot of templates!!!!

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  2. Cute! How creative that you made your own templates. I haven't tried hexies yet.

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  3. Rhonda... You sure have been on a roll! And I LOVE the addition of the leaves!! Great job!

    Thank you for playing along in the Sew Along!

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