Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Look what WHN made

 Now, WHN's Baby Lock is in for warranty repairs this week- she should be getting it back sometime late next week.  (it wasn't embroidering correctly- so off to Baby Lock she goes)  She still has her Janome for sewing and quilting, so she will be out of our furs for a while!  Since getting back in the swing of sewing in the last couple of weeks, WHN tried her hand at hexagons!- She found this magazine at Joann's and loved the cover but was afraid to try hexies since they require hand sewing and paper piecing- instead, she tried using starch and heat resistant mylar for her templates!  First she cut out four hexagon patterns from the mylar, then cut out the hexagons from a charm pack, so she could alternate them as she went.  (a charm pack is 42 squares of coordinating fabric cut in 5 inch squares)  then she used starch and an iron to set the 1/4 inch seam allowance on the mylar templates, then sewed each hexagon together in rows of ten, and then each row together- Finally she had to add the batting and the backing before quilting- The hexagons cutting and starching took place while watching movies with Dad and the actual sewing occurred while Dad was at work.  She plans on making a Halloween one and a Christmas one too (Dad helped her pick out the charm packs already!)


Millie and Walter said...

Nice job. Those hexi things are too fussy for me.


Denise :) said...

I *love* it! The fabrics you used are just darling ... GREAT job!!! :)

GOOSE said...

WAY to complicate for my MOM. As I may have mentioned she uses a stapler and duct tape when she sews.

3 doxies said...

OMD, I can finally comment...da boxie thing hasn't been comin' up fur me.
I absolutely ADORE your hexagon piece, it looks so vintagey. OMD, I loves it and da patterns are perfect!


Finn said...

That looks wonderful!!

Lovable Lily said...

Amazing that you find the time.... We are most impressed!

Lily Belle & Muffin

Unknown said...

Lovely work. Have a great evening.
Best wishes Molly

Amber DaWeenie said...

Ooooh...looks neat. But I think I lost you on the first hexy whatever! :o) Wish I knew something about quilting!

ShellePenn said...

That is so pretty!! Your momma is very talented.

Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,