Thursday, 16 July 2009

Framed Hexagons

I haven't showed you much of my sewing lately and so I thought you might like to see a couple of the things I have done.

The first is a Framed Hexagon which are about 6 inches across, and the interesting thing about these is that the centres are decorated with stitchery, appliqué, beads, embroidery or what ever takes your fancy. I am participating in a swap with these on the craft forum that I am a part of with 20 other ladies. This is the first one I have made for my partner who is DebsW this month ….she wanted cream and burgundy as her colour theme and so I made this for her.

Framed Hexie

I requested Blues, greens, yellows and cream and so this is what DebsW sent to me and I love it too….

007s

Next month we will all have different partners to send to and so we get to make a different one. This swap will go for six months so we will end up with 6 different hexagons to stitch together and make a gorgeous table runner or wall hanger.

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Another project I have been working on is a Sampler quilt. These blocks I accumulated over two years from swapping sampler blocks on the craft forum with others on there. I chose to put a checked border around all of the blocks and then sewed them together. I have machined stitched in the ditch and the next thing I am going to try will be stippling all over. I am a little scared but excited about it at the same time. I will show you when its stippled and edged too.

001 I have it draped over my lounge for this photo and there are no edges sewn onto it yet.

Hugs to all………Vicki

15 lovely people said....:

Donnelly said...

I love your sampler quilt! It is gorgeous. I really like the hexagons also. What a great way to do hexagons.
Have a great day.

Loralynn said...

I love the hex's! How sweet and what a great idea!

Petra said...

The hexagons are great!!! I love it!
Happy stiching
Petra

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vicki,
You have been busy.
That group you belong to sounds like loads of fun.
The sampler quilt looks great.
Hugs,
Anna

The Faerie Queen said...

Love the idea of swapping the hexagons and The sampler quilt looks great, I too have not yet tried stippling, though you are braver than me. I havent even considered trying it. hugz xxx

Joy said...

Those hexies are gorgeous ... love your teapot stitchery!! Your sampler quilt is looking good too - the checked border really makes it pop ... that must have been a fun swap :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

QUILTILNLG IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Vicki--I really like the two hexagons--I also like your bigger quilt--it is fun to swap blocks and it is nice that you check with each other on the colors!!! Have a great day--hugs, just, Di

call me crazy said...

What a fun swap with the hexagon's! I love the coffee mug! Very cute. Your sampler is great too, just relax and remember to breathe when stippling. ;-)

clare's craftroom said...

You never cease to amaze me ,those hexies are gorgeous and that sampler quilt is incredible !

barb's creations said...

WOW i love your hexies and your sampler quilt is just gorgeous.I really like how you've added the checked border,it really goes well with the blocks :) Barb.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The hexagons are just so lovely Vicki, what a great idea for a swap......your sampler quilt is amaxing, lots of work in that one...

Amy Bayliss said...

Oh those are so cute!!! I really like the first one. Great job!

Karen's Korner said...

That sampler quilt is lovely. I look forward to seeing it completed.

najma said...

everything looks so lovely!
congrats for your work, really gorgeous

best wishes

susanm said...

Vicki that hexagon stitchery is just great. Love it. You are such a great artist. Thank you once again for sharing all this with me including all the inspiration I get from visiting your blog.