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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Slow Stitching Sunday


I thought about titling this post The Dangers in Blogland because I have stumbled upon another BOM. This is 3 new projects for me this month! Julia at The HEXIE Blog has started a new BOM.

I'm straying a bit from the instructions and using 3/4" hexagon papers because that is the punch I have and since this is a scrap/stash quilt, I figured everything including the supplies should come from stash. You can find January's block here. It really didn't take too long to stitch the 30 hexies together. I machine blind stitched them to the background. Since my hexies are smaller, I cut my background square 14". It worked out perfect for the amount of fabric I had. I cut all 12 pieces and had 1" leftover for the Pineapple Crazy bin.

See where it's puckering a bit. I need to go back and fix that. That is going to drive me crazy!  I'll put some tissue paper behind for stabilizer.

Today Kathy talks about taking care of your hands. I noticed the other day that whenever I use olive oil or coconut oil, I spread it with my hands. Then I rub my hands together using the oil for hand lotion. I have nice soft hands. If you do this, be careful what you touch until it is all soaked in or you wash it off.

Today I'm linking up with other Slow Stitchers at Kathy's Quilts. Tomorrow I will show you great progress on my Grandmother's Flower Garden.

9 comments:

Missy Shay said...

I love your snowflake!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It's the perfect thing for winter! :)

Quilter Kathy said...

I know what you mean... blogland is a dangerous place to wander without exceptional self control, which I lack! LOL
Enjoy your slow stitching today and thanks for linking up!

Julie said...

Oh dear Judy. What have you done to me? I have been avoiding the hexi craze due to lack of hand stitching time but this new BOM.... I'm off to see if I can find the package of paper hexi's I have... I have tons of fabrics to use for sure. Thanks I think!

genie said...

Your snowflake turn out beautifully.

Judy S. said...

What a neat way to use hexies! I've never seen this pattern before. Love it.

Deb A said...

What a beautiful snowflake! I agree, visiting blogs is very dangerous this month.

tubakk said...

I had to jump on this too, and recently finished my snowflake. So happy to see all the others, in different colours and sizes. I'll come back for your other hexies later.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I belong to a Hexi group on Facebook, and several members are following that BOM. I'm tempted, I tell you ... very tempted, as I dearly love hexies. Unfortunately, I have 2 hexi projects in the works as well as my hand quilting ... with two "must-do" quilts (for my grandsons) next on my list. Maybe if I give up sleep?? ha!