Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Making Progress

Someone asked me the other day if I was still making hexagons. The answer. Yes, I am. I cannot imagine a life now where these shapes did not feature somwhere in it. Even my three year old granddaughter knows what hexagons are and how to make them. She sits on my knee and pulls the needle through for me. She is happy for a few minutes. So am I because it means I have made a few more.

My beautiful gifted box for a birthday present that contained toiletries has been and still is much used. It is the perfect box with a pull out tray to stash away bigger pieces. I could have sworn I had blogged about this box and project but think it was mainly on Instagram. If you follow Instagram then I am on there under stitcherydo.

 

I had this idea in my head of using low volume fabrics and my ever growing scraps and of course my beloved pinks and this beautiful charcoal grey print.

Lots of cutting and prepping.

All sections now constructed and ready to have their plainer counterparts stitched in. Plenty more of them to keep me busy.

 

Assembling has begun. One day all will be revealed. It took me quite some time drawing and redesigning the outer border to make it all fit. The middle bit was easy. I can also say that using up the scraps for the colourful hexagons did not leave much of a dent nor to my pile of low volume fabrics. 

 

Better get stitching. Lots more to do yet but, progress has definitely been made.

Happy Stitching.

Shirley.

6 comments:

  1. I love your repurposed box...it's perfect! And pretty, too, which makes it extra special. What a good idea to use a variety of low volume scraps for the background. I'll remember that for my next project. Funny you should post this just now...the other day I pulled out an old WIP - a Grandmother's Gardeng EPP project I started a few years ago. I'm taking it with me on our annual trip to the Yukon. I'd like to get it finished. :)

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  2. You're making wonderful progress. I really like the look with the low volume fabrics.

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  3. A very handy box....a gift that has kept on giving!
    Love your hexies, all the different fabrics look wonderful.
    I do love a Hexie project too! Have some iron on lakers ready for when the Hexie bug bites again.

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  4. Nice to see you still doing hexagons Shirley... glad to hear you have got your gd interested in them too! I look forward to seeing your design!

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  6. What a fabulous project box! Perfect for your hexagon project!

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