I have been stitching hexies since last August as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. They have turned out to be surprisingly addictive and the perfect portable stitching project. Most of my hand stitching is done during my morning train commute or while "watching" TV in the evening.
I finished a hexie star in blue a few days ago. This brings me to 5 completed large stars, although the light blue one needs some help. Those outer points disappear too much against the background.
Next up will be a couple of blue snowflakes, to go along with the 7 done previously.
I hope to find some time to stitch hexies today and tomorrow (an extra day off--heaven!!) If not those days, I will definitely continue my morning commute stitching, despite the funny looks I get on the train. I was glad to see another woman pull out her crocheting one day last week. I'm not the only crazy crafter!
I am linking up to Slow Stitching Sunday at Kathy's Quilts, HeLP for Hexie-aholics at Sarah Did It!, and Hexie Weekend at A Quilting Reader's Garden. On Monday I can add the Monday Morning Star Count at Life Under Quilts. Check them all out to find great hand stitching and English paper piecing inspiration.
Julie in GA
Looking forward to seeing your progressReplyDelete
I agree they are a great travel project. I also like to have them available for those evenings when other projects have ended and I haven't started a new one. I am looking forward to how this quilt will turn out!ReplyDelete
I'm sure you are inspiring everyone on your commute to enjoy their time and make good use of it! Just love this project you are working on :)ReplyDelete
So pretty and you are coming along so nicely ..! :)ReplyDelete
Julie - love your snowflakes - you have quite a few of them now. In case you haven't seen this BOM, and your hexies would fit right in, here the link to Julia's blog: http://thehexieblog.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-hexie-block-of-month-january.html Thanks for sharing your eye candy at Hexie Weekend!ReplyDelete
I love your hexies star and snowflakes. I really need to prep some more. Isn't it great to use that time and get something pretty too.ReplyDelete
I always love seeing Hexies (I have no patience for them) and you are doing wonderful work.ReplyDelete
Yeah, hexies are great travel project. Good you enjoy well your time in the train. Have a great stitching week. HugsReplyDelete
Hexies are the perfect traveling project! And I love your hexies ... can't wait to see them finished up!ReplyDelete
Are you going to put the snowflakes and the stars into the same quilt or are you going to make one of each?ReplyDelete
I am planning to use them all together in one quilt. I have been playing with layout ideas in EQ7, but haven't made a decision yet.Delete
Awesome stars! Thanks for linking up!ReplyDelete
Hi Julie - love all the stars/snowflakes. It's nice to see others crafting on the train - maybe you can start a "movement". LOLReplyDelete
Your hexie creations are wonderful. Love the colors and the shapes. The start and the snowflakes are really nice. You are so good at what you are creating. Beautiful work. genieReplyDelete
Blue and white are my favorite!ReplyDelete
I love your snowflakes! The edges of the light blue DO disappear, which is unfortunate. Boo. Nevertheless, it's all lovely. You do good work.ReplyDelete
I see many young women doing needlework on the Long Island Railroad. So glad these arts will not be lost in the future!ReplyDelete