Thursday, 2 May 2013

Get your hex on

May is my month to be Queen Bee in the Get Your Hex On Bee! I'm going to show you the swap hoop I made at the end of last year again.

Because this is my inspiration!

All of my bee mates have received (or will soon because I was rather late getting to the post office...) a package of 40 3"x 3" squares of different black fabrics, and a pinch of 1/4" hexie papers and no idea what I would like them to do! You've also all got a letter where I've given you the hexie size I would like you to use - either 1" hexies, 3/4" hexies or 1/2" hexies, based on what you said you had to hand.

Please could you make one hexie per black square and join them together to create a sewing machine!

You could either use the photo above, which is my version using 1" hexies, or this pdf diagram.

Then there are those little itsy bitsy 1/4" papers. Please could you use bright and colourful scraps you have lying around - and you really only need scraps - and make me a little tiny hexie flower? If you really find this too fiddly then not to worry! But please have a try as I found them so much more fun than I expected! You can find some tips here.

My eventual plan is to make some kind of scrappy quilt - possibly a Scrappy Trip Around the World and then applique these silhouettes onto it! But I haven't got that far yet. Once you are done stitching, if you don't want to leave the papers in, please press and press and if necessary lightly starch.

Photographed here on my new niece's baby quilt

And because I haven't got that far yet, and because I was late sending these out, there is no rush to get them back to me by the end of the month. I can't wait to see all of my sewing machines!

Get Your Hex On


suemac said...

Hopefully my package will be waiting for me when I get back from vacation. I will be using 1" as that is what I have on hand.

Jen said...

I saw that cute little sewing maching hoop on Pinterest and used the idea to make it as an applique for an apron. Then, just now ran across you in the Flickr Tula Pink sampler group. It's nice to "meet" someone whose work you've run across on Pinterest!