Friday, 10 October 2014

Create a patchwork quilt using large hexagons. Part 10

Create a patchwork quilt using large hexagons. Part 10

I have had a few relaxing evenings sewing hexagons into the quilt.  Just a few gaps need to be filled.  Laying patchwork out at night where it will not be disturbed gives opportunity to place covered hexagons in the gaps.   In my case work was laid down on the dining room floor, so twixt turning the sausages, basting potatoes and whisking cream, eyes divert to the project.  Washing hands before touching my work of course.


 Above left: empty gaps                    Above centre: beige NO!           Above right:  Far too busy

So important not to be hasty in making decisions.   Create more fabric covered hexagons if need be and keep arranging them until you are content with result.  Mine were laid on the floor for several days.

Content with decisions its a good plan to pin chosen hexagons next to the gap that it needs to filled.  If you don't like loose pins in your work tack with thread instead.   Doing this makes your work portable and ready to sew without the need to keep popping and collecting another hexagon to sew.  Another method is to photograph your work, print out and use as a pattern.   No real need to print out if its on a tablet computer.   

Image above shows work is coming along nicely.  Sewing the hexagons into the gaps will take a few days, picking up work whenever I can.  

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