Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hexagon Love Continues

The love affair continues....

There are others in love with hexagons too!  There is even a whole website dedicated to these wonderful flowers.  If you want to see more, check out One Flower Wednesday.

Sadly, this is all I have to show for the past two weeks.  I wish I could have some fun and amazing tale of adventure but, nope, it was work  (and I won't even pretend that anyone but my co-workers are remotely interested).  Oh well, life is back to normal and now it can resume it's crafty goodness.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hexagon Love

Remember the hexagons I fell in love with?  The love affair continues! 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Building Blocks - Set in seams

I was working on these blocks and someone looked at them and said eewww set in seams.  They're really quite simple to do and shouldn't scare you off from a block that you're interested.

So, I thought I'd do a little tutorial.

You start off by attaching the first piece the the centre block.

Leaving part of the seam undone.  I usually do not bother back stitching with this step.

The next piece is added just as you always would.

Same with the next piece.

And with the next piece.  You'll now have something that looks like this.  And now you see why we left part of that seam un-sewn.

Now you finish that last seam.  I usually don't bother with pining but have done that here so you can see how I fold the block for that last seam.  This is the seam when I backstitch to make sure nothing falls apart.  When I do the backstitching I overlap it with that first seam I've sewn.  This helps reduce some of the bulk in the seam but still secures everything.

And here is the sample block all pressed and ready to go.