Welcome to my first blog post!
I’ve started a new hand piecing project; which interrupts a few other projects ‘cuz it has a deadline. This wall hanging that will have about 1400 quarter inch hexagons. Here are some of my first blooms:
That’s a U.S. dime on the right for scale. Cute little guys aren’t they? These are the smallest shapes I’ve ever pieced. I was all thumbs at first trying to negotiate the many small seams.
The one inch hexagons I’m used to piecing seem like giants now:
Yup, that’s the quarter inch hexagon in the center! Even though the quarter inch hexagon isn’t trimmed and pressed yet, I think it’s a fun comparison.
If it wouldn’t be for Inklingo enabling me to use a running stitch on marked seam lines (check it out here), I never EVER would have attempted hexagons.
You’ll find I’m a big Inklingo enthusiast. My lifelong pet peeve about sewing has always been that I wanted stitching lines. I became a glue or stitch basting queen in order to get the results I wanted. Inklingo has, thankfully, solved these issues for me–well at least for piecing. And, I can even hand piece when I’m brain dead because I don’t have to concentrate, just sew on the lines…