Friday, September 10, 2010

Hexagons to the Rescue.

Whoo Hoo, 2 posts in a week. I'm on a roll.
Yes I'm totally hooked on these little suckers called Hexagons.
I so enjoyed making my hexagon bag a couple of posts back that I just had to find another project using them.

I found this project in the current edition of the Australian Quilters Companion no. 44 and just had to begin it straight away. The process of making these hexagons is so relaxing, and I love working by hand. I'm not the best of friends my

I'm thinking this project has come just at the right time as my feet have been very sore and battered since the Sydney 100 km. event. It's been good to have an excuse to sit and quietly sew with a Jane Austin DVD

Isn't it lucky my feet can't talk.

There are 48 very tiny little diamond shapes to be paper pieced and I was quite happy to sit and stitch them. However DF Lorraine at Hetties Patch introduced me to this little glue pen.
Now while I'm thinking gluing fabric is cheating, I must admit it has made the process much easier and quicker with the smaller pieces. Only a small dab of glue is needed, it dries invisible and the templates are very easily removed after.

I've fallen badly behind with my goal of doing one block a month of the Shores of Hawk Run Hollow. Lost my mojo a little bit with it. I enjoy stitching it but am finding it very intense. Also I am very new to cross stitching and when I kitted this project up I didn't really understand the different counts of fabric. I'm doing it on 28 count instead of the recommended 40 count, so it's going to be huge when finished.

Me thinks it is going to be too expensive to have framed so I may cover a European Sized pillow with it. And well betide if either of my 2 boys; DH or DS get any where near it.

Despite sore feet and general fatigue the Twisted Sisters are back out training for our next event. We are all still running a bit like epileptic caterpillars , but need to get our act together by Sunday for the Sea to Summit. 33km from Brighton to Mt. Lofty, elevation over the course 1,4oo metres. OMG.

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Happy Stitching or Running.
Cheers Karen.


  1. you are a gluten for punishment.......those poor feet.........I love the hexy project your working on.........

  2. I am hooked on Hexies also will I see you Tuesday.