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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Slow Stitching Sunday

Holy Guacamole! It's been a long time since I've done a Slow Stitching Sunday post. Since August! It's not because I haven't been stitching, it's mostly because I haven't been in a blogging mood. Isn't that strange.

I have been busy making piece hexies for my On The Road Quilt. I work on this almost every day. Either basting a hexi, making the pieced blocks or connecting the hexies into a rosette.  Last night got the best of me and I HAD to sew some rosettes together!

I learned that I am making my pieces too big. I need to section off the gray and cream units and not do the whole great big blue pieces.  Then I can do them in smaller row. I'll go ahead and finish connecting the big ones I have stitched up-I think there are 7 of them now. Then I'll work smaller and smarter.  Again, I've learned a lesson the hard way!

Another lesson is to stitch right sides together. LOL  I had only taken a few stitches before I spotted this big whoopsie!  I am so good at laughing at myself!

Today I am going to take some more slow stitches while I enjoy a girlie movie. I went through Netflix yesterday and found a few I'd like to watch or listen to while I stitch. 

See some fabulous stitching at Kathy's Quilts: Slow Sunday Stitching


Kate said...

Hexies are a lot of work - enjoy.

Jayne Honnold said...

Found you at Slow Sunday Stitching. I've had a few successful blocks doing EPP, but I am very reluctant to let myself go full steam with this technique. I am still content to do the traditional piecing stuff.

maggie fellow said...

I like that pattern - very nice!

gayle said...

I keep telling myself I'm not going to start a hexie project, but I noticed that I ordered a ruler set last night. And I've been eyeing a busy print in my stash that would make great fussy-cut pieces. But, no, I'm not starting a hexie project. Nope.
I'll just watch yours. And try not to be even more inspired to start. Which is hard, because your hexies are really tempting...

Jennie in GA said...

Nice hexies. I love EPP...something so relaxing and mindless about it once the colors are chosen and pieces prepped.