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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Hexies and Applique

If you were reading my blog back in January then you will have seen this picture of hexagons that I made while we were away over Christmas.

I sewed them together like this

and eventually they looked like this.

No, it is not going to be a table runner!

This week I have been having fun starting to embroider onto my fabric.

It is some time since I did some hand embroidery and I am loving this.

This week I also finished work on an appliqued and hand quilted cushion cover front - I have yet to find some suitable fabric to make up the cushion though.

I really enjoyed doing the quilting but I think it will be some time before I do any more applique!

I've signed up for another Mystery Quilt starting in October - I have definite plans for this quilt and have started ordering fabric - and for a Pretty Pouch Swap. I have never done a swap before although have seen some lovely swaps on blogs so thought I would give it a go.

                                                  Pretty Pouch Swap

So I think I am going to be busy!

Have a good weekend - we have friends staying Friday to Sunday which will be fun - and happy stitching.



  1. I adore your hexagon project...the colours are gorgeous! The embroidery on them looks wonderful. The cushion cover is beautiful too...the quilting really sets off that beautiful appliqué! :-)

  2. Beautiful Hexagons, I love those tiny hexies, and your embroidery looks so pretty. Your cushion cover is also looking very pretty. Looking forward following your Mystery Quilt, and the PPS.
    Enjoy your weekend with your friends.

  3. Hi Lin, oh my I love you hexie quilt. The colours are gorgeous I like the when they subtley together and the stitching is fab. Looking ofrward to seeing the finished piece x

  4. wow love how your hexies have come together and the embroidery is a great idea. look forward to seeing this finished. Your appliqued cover looks gorgeous!
    Enjoy your swap, they are great fun to do.

  5. Oh my gosh Lin, the hexy's are a wonderful background for your stunning embroidery... can't wait to see it progress!
    The applique cover looks fantastic too, good luck with finishing it to how you want

  6. Absolutely love what you're doing with the hexies - look forward to seeing the finished item !! Thanks for your visit & good wishes !

  7. Wow. I love your hand dyed hexies and how you're sewing them together. That would make a great tutorial to share with beginners so that they could see what you're doing. Do you mind if I share your post on my blog? Love the embroidery, too. Hand work is very rewarding :-)

  8. the hexagon project is gorgeous so far.

  9. I agree with all the comments and I really like the combination of texture. Creative and a treat to make!


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