I know its really the time to be getting on with Christmas related things but I can’t stop with my patchwork. All the hexagons are done and it is just the making up to do now.
I have added some wadding and some left over curtain fabric for the back and hand sewed along the top and bottom.
I have added a layer of stitching so the flap is secure.
Just the sides to stitch up now.
I thought I would update you with the progress of this project.
It has grown really well.
I have got the main shapes attached to the size I want and am now working on filling the gaps in.
These shapes are to fill in the gaps and they have inspired me for another project.
And this is once the gaps are starting to be filled…
Not far off finishing now and I haven’t got bored …yet!
I had the brilliant idea of making a pencil wrap for the very collection of drawing pencils and pens I use for drawing when I’m sitting on the sofa. The main need for this arose when I tried, sadly without success, to save a beautiful Faber Castell 4B pencil from my lovely dog who was ‘playing’ with it at the time. He had succeeded in sneaking it away from me without my noticing. So in memory of my much loved pencil I embarked on my new project.
I decided to use the hexagon die set I have from Crafters Companion and selected the middle size. Whilst I realise that it is smaller and will take far longer than using one of the larger sizes I thought the pattern would be more effective on a little project with smaller shapes, or else the pattern would get lost.
So this is what I did:
Stage 1: Cut paper shapes (using recycled paper that I had previously printed on) – DONE
Stage 2: Cover paper pieces with fabric – DONE
Stage 3: Join 9 hexagons together to make 1 piece – COMPLETED SOME
Stage 4: Join completed shapes together – COMPLETED SOME
Having laid the shapes out to get the pattern of colours I then joined them in 3’s to make a line and then joined those lines together.
Just have to do some more now and make it bigger.
Please come back to see my progress.
I have been playing with my selection of teeny tiny pieces of assorted fabric and playing with hexagon paper piecing, which I now love. I wanted to make a gift for a friend, who was having a party and thought a little sachet would be the ideal gift and as I have now given her the gift I can now share a photo.
It’s double sided…
I put rose and lavender inside as I know she has trouble sleeping.
She was very pleased and I am now addicted to hand stitching.
I really shouldn’t start any new projects until clearing some old ones first, especially as I don’t seem to have that much time on my hands, but when my lovely little parcel of fabric pieces arrived I just cant stop daydreaming about what I want to do with them.
Perhaps, I should have thought about that before I bought them but you know what its like when you see something pretty, just have to buy it and think later.
So here it is…
Watch this space…. I know it will involve hexagons.