Tuesday, 2 June 2015
Inspired, and Scared
Back in January I was delighted to receive two totally unexpected gifts, one from Amo and one from Kathy
Amo sent me this magazine
And Kathy sent me a bunch of hexagons
Because they arrived together, they have been associated together ever since.
I have been tacking the hexies around card templates (I DO love my sizzix!) and browsing through the magazine. A further inspiration came from this bag that Jackie made me
I was intrigued that there was no straight seam, the hexies all tessellated in together.
Anyhow, put all that ramble aside fora minute, and lets concentrate on the Lighthouse Quilt that I *should* be making
I used Katy's (rather fab) method of backing the applique pieces, and it worked brilliantly (and nothing got fused to the ironing board cover!)
I ought to now be ready to embroider the light section at the top of the tower (it's all designed and loaded onto the embroidery machine, but I'm scared it'll go wrong!)
So I thought I'd just practise Katy's next stage - machine blanket stitching the applique units onto the background (AFTER the embroidery, I'm not that daft!)
So did I have anything that needed appliqueing? Well yes, kind of - if I just finish the hexies I can applique them
(how skilled am I at procrastinating?)
As I've started the bag I'd better finish it to save it being another UFO! (The bag idea was from Amo's magazine, the Hexies were from Kathy and the assembly idea from Jackie - thanks ladies!)
Lined, all seams hidden, and slip pockets inside and out!
But now I really have run out of excuses so the fabric is hooped and I'm off to brave the embroidery.
If you hear screaming you'll know it went wrong!