Finally (and actually I wanted to make some progress to show you - see why Hexie Weekend is so vital to me), I was brave enough today to tackle mitering the corners of Soupçon's Part 5 border. Thanks to Karen's directions
and Judy in her video
of self binding a receiving blanket, they turned out okay! In fact, I found a trick to making sure I was sewing the seam in the right direction - the seam and the folded center make a flying goose:
See the goose? The folded center is under the border piece on left and the seam is on the right.
Once I had all four mitered corners done, I placed my four hexie flowers on the border - more to come. I'm liking what I've done so far.
Show us your progress - hexie or otherwise. We like to see any eye candy - old, new or a pattern you just bought. Linky below. Ends Monday, midnight. Oh and for linking you have a chance to win 100 paper hexie templates (3/4" sides) so you can try EPP. Thank you Mary Huey for telling me about this! I saw it on her blog
. I was able to buy the Fiskar hexagon punch - I got the large one - (found in the scrapbooking section at Jo-Ann's) for 65% off. Woohoo! It's so easy to make them with my new tool and the blow in cards from magazines. Remember any post or photo link will work.
I'm linking to Richard's Link a Finish Friday
(since I did finish those flowers) and TGIFF
. Off to bed, goodnight!
Your hexie is really so lovely Angie! You picked the best fabrics for this.ReplyDelete
Love the look of the hexie flowers in the border. Are you going to sew them all the way around? Have a super day!ReplyDelete
That looks lovely so far! I haven't mitered borders yet, but I always admire how beautiful they look. Thanks for linking to TGIFF.ReplyDelete
Your Soupcon wall hanging with the hexie flowers is wonderful!! I love it!! Good job!!
You are patient with the hexies! I love your fabrics in this. Mmmm!ReplyDelete
Love the blues!ReplyDelete
Love the hexie quilt--will you have lots more hexie flowers in the border? Wonderful fabric choices. Inspired me to pull out my EPP with blue and brown hexie flowers! May have to finish up at EPP apple core kit with hexie flowers I have too--all the EPP parts are done, just need to do the sewing part, LOL.ReplyDelete
Congrats on the mitered border Angie and thanks for sharing those tutes with us. I've never tried one but I will have to now! Hugs, KarenReplyDelete
glad you found the hexie punch -- it's great! Like the "leaves" on your hexie flowers!ReplyDelete
Your Soupcon is coming along beautifully! Can't wait to see Step 5 and Step 6 finished!ReplyDelete
Your Soupcon is great. Sorry I didn't have time to start one.ReplyDelete
your soupcon block is looking so good. I am behind.ReplyDelete
Your corners DID turn out okay. Thanks for the links...I can use every bit of help this week learning this method. :) VReplyDelete
I too really like your hexi quilt. It's weird but I don't have a lot of blue in my stash...yet love it when I see it....hmmmmmm....time to shop??? As your color combination inspires me!ReplyDelete