This is the photo I showed you the other day, of preparation for a new patchwork project with Henry Glass “Let it Bee” fabrics. I am so glad I decided to find myself a hand-sewing project to do because it really has kept my hands busy, while resting my shoulder.
Only a few days later, and I have tacked 105 fabric hexies to my paper hexies AND found myself the most lovely box to store them in
It’s a wooden teabag box, that is just perfect for keeping everything in while I work. Being a “portable” project, this means I can take the box with me wherever I go and assemble hexies whenever I have some free time.
I’m using black thread for tacking and a cream thread for stitching the hexies together. So far, I have one little flower
which I assembled the other day to explain to my sister-in-law how this piecing method works. I am using whip stitch to sew hexies together.
The longest part on this stage one was the preparation. Now that hexies are prepared, it should be relatively quick to assemble my fifteen “Let it Bee” flowers . . . and then I’ll set to work cutting hexies in my next fabric for stage two.
Kittens haven’t been helping . . . I was being very organised when cutting my paper hexies . . . snipping over a cardboard box . . . turned my back for 5 minutes and came back to this
I have learned my lesson Never leave a cardboard box with paper cuttings unattended!