Thursday, July 30, 2015

Needle case - an addition

Hallo everyone who like my last paper pieced design - paper pieced Hexie Alphabet and needle book with a letter on the back.

Another way to prepare hexagons for the needlecase is described here.
And bonus addition - you should use this method, too. Thank you Megan from Canoe Ridge Creations for lovely detailed tutorial.
I found them some days ago while looking at Pinterest.

Waiting for your hexie.
Happy sewing!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hexie needle case - so inspiring

Last week I saw a small hexagon needle case shared by my friend Elnora at Instagram.
She make beauties with fabrics. And she is always a supportive helper when I have difficulties with American English.
So, what has happened next. I have to make a present for a friend of mine - Maria, who creates nice bags and cushion covers. And the solution was - to make such hexagon needle case.


 The front and back are paper pieced hexies sewn together by piece of felt.


Each of the covers is made by two hexies prepared with well known  English paper piecing.
Stitched together using blind stitch.



I decided on two colors felt pages - red and gray.



It is cute, isn't it?



If like the idea, the pattern will be available soon.
Happy sewing until then...

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hexie alphabet

What a day I have!

Finally I finished my Hexie Alphabet and made one of the letters for a project that is still secret.
And two hours ago I have red a post of talented Soma from Whims and fancies about her Greek alphabet.

Till now I have designed a funny english alphabet, a picture alphabeth.
I always like different languages and alphabets. I like hexagons and English paper piecing.
So the idea to create a hexie alphabet came some days ago.
The alphabet will be great for different projects - quilt, wall hanging or garland.
You might add a tiny boarder around each letter, stitch by hand or by machine, baste hexagon as EPP hexie an gather with other pieces.


I test letter R with fabrics.


You may ask why R?
 It is for the secret project I mentioned in the beginning.
Come here later to see it.

Till then I wish you Happy sewing!
Don't forget to visit my shop for new patterns.
The hexie alphabet is here at CRAFTSY.  Wait for hexie numbers.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Repair old tablecloth

I haven't been writing posts for nearly one month. It was busy June - worked on some old projects, spent a week in the mountains with a rucksack on my back.
This tablecloth is one I use when going to the mountains.
You know these sweet moments when sit down on the grass and have a rest with snack.

 
After some months of usage the tablecloth has some spots on it and they remained even after washing up.
So I decided to cut in pieces, remove apart the spotted ones and collect again.
First cut in 6 inches stripes.



Then cut squares.


The pieces without spots are about 50, but I reduce them to 48 - 6 x 8 for new surface.
Stitched them together random order - first gather 6 pieces in one strip, after this stitched together all 8 stripes.


Stitched round the perimeter.
I like the final result and put it in the rucksack waiting for the next trip.