Blog Development and a bit of sewing

So, over the last few days I have tried to work this Blog thing out, in between entertaining small children, visiting the in-laws for the weekend, a quick theatre trip, and even some sewing. I am still finding setting up some things impossible, which I assume means that I just haven’t found the Help info for them yet. I shall persist…

And the sewing? Well, I have made a start on completing Mum’s hexie quilt. Here are the remaining sets of hexies for flowers which she didn’t complete:

Piles of hexies ready to be made into flowers, unbasted hexies and other bits from the box

Piles of hexies ready to be made into flowers, unbasted hexies and other bits from the box

 

They are 1 and a half-inch hexies, but are not completely equal on their sides. What I did find a challenge is that Mum basted them round 1 template. The only other hexies I have done so far, I was able to leave the paper templates in situ until the flowers were ready to use. It made it much easier. I am not going to cut loads of larger hexies and retrospectively stuff them into the already basted ones, so I shall continue as best I can. I am going to have to watch out for marks where Mum pinned hexies together and the pins have rusted (it has been at least 8 years since she was working on it). You may be able to see them in the flower centre in this picture of the one I completed last night:

First hexie flower made from Mum's prepared hexies

First hexie flower made from Mum’s prepared hexies

 

More blog planning and a journey home before I will get a chance for any more. Keep an eye out.

Bye for now…

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