Fabric on my doorstep

7 May

Who doesn’t love getting packages in the mail? I know I LOVE it, especially if it’s fabric. I always browse Etsy and all the fabric shops there, but I have never actually bought anything until last week. I found a shop that was closing and listed was a bag of designer scraps equaling around 2 yards in fabric for $11. I thought it was perfect for little projects and ordered it. Well, it came the other day and I was so excited to see what that little bag held.

There are some fabrics in here that I absolutely cannot wait to work with. I’m thinking of making this,  this, and one of these. Of course I’ll probably make some more hexies as well. Since I missed last Wednesday’s WiP update due to my last post taking around 3 days to write, I’ll show you my progress on the hexi quilt today as a bonus.

Since then I’ve made a lot of progress, at least it seems like a lot since it’s all done by hand. Here’s a closeup of the hexies

I don’t understand why on all the research I did on hexagon quilts I could only find  one that explained how to make sure your stitches don’t show through the front, and even that one didn’t say too much about it. Well, here’s what I learned, use grey thread or a color that matches both hexies as close as possible and make your stitches tight. There is definitely a learning curve to this as my fist brown diamond has stitches showing through, but the ones after that do not. Who knows, maybe I’ll even decide to branch out into the tutorial world and try writing one up myself.

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One Response to “Fabric on my doorstep”

  1. MegansBeadedDesigns May 8, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    i love the way that shape looks stitched together, so much more intriguing than your typical square quilt. It looks scientific almost. Very cool!

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