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Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Night Sew In...


It was a night of cutting for me! I had decided that one big cutting session should get me ready to start the Instagram Hexie Down Under Swap. There are 18 in my group ( that includes me) and we have to make 2 hexie flowers per person...so that's 34 x 7 that I needed to cut out. The hexagons are 1 inch.
We were each sent a list of people's preferences, so it was just a matter of sorting through my 'stash' to find suitable fabrics. In recent months I have been sorting my fabrics and putting them in bundles based on colours and themes...really glad I did that!!
I still have a few more to cut including all the centres...most want white, but there are some requests for a cream centre and one yellow. 
I used quite a bit of my leftover 'Amelia' jelly roll and charm squares...these precuts have made a lot of projects!
I will be using the glueing method and also the purchased hexagon papers. So I'm now just about ready to start...

14 comments:

doodles n daydreams said...

I am looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Diana

Christine M said...

Those hexies will keep you busy for a while, Maria.

Maria said...

LOL thats what I did most of last night to Maria. Nice to have all the Hexies ready to stitch. Some lovely fabrics there that will make gorgeous flowers.....

Karen's Korner said...

That is a lot of hexies. Looking forward to seeing what you do with your bundle. Happy sewing.

margaret said...

what a fun swap to be taking part in. I do enjoy hexies, cut loads and loads out yesterday but I do not glue, maybe I should have a go but is it easy to remove the papers when glue is used? I use card which can be reused lots of times.Cut them out myself on a sizzix machine, hundreds of them and then decided to sell the machine as I did not really need it as I did not use it for fabric

Raewyn said...

Well done - great organisation! You'll be so pleased of the time spent cutting when you start sewing them, no more thinking needed!

Susan said...

I did a bit of cutting too - sometimes I think I should go back to cross stitch and remove the "preparation" stage. Its going to be fun collecting all your hexies.

Craft to Do said...

Always great to get things sorted on one day.
Great work.

Michelle Ridgway said...

You will be all set to get a Stitchin now Maria xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Very organized looking good x

Anthea said...

so organised Maria... happy basting!

Lin said...

Happy glueing Maria! I think that basting is a lot less messy! xx

cq4fun said...

Wow, what a lot of work you accomplished! Sounds like a great swap - doesn't really save you time, but it will be fun to see what everyone sends back!

Heather S said...

Lots of work completed with your hexies. Can't wait to see it finished.