Thursday, 4 July 2013

Progressing and "My way"

more Best Friends Forever BOM

Here are stitched hexies no 5 and 6


I have also made a few more of the plain hexies.


I have had a few emails asking me about my hexies.  Some very observant ladies have noticed that my hexies  "appear fuller" or "don't look as thin as the shop sample they have seen" so allow me to share how I am constructing mine :o)  By memory the pattern calls for Parlan to be used throughout. Parlan is a thin iron on batting. I love it and use it behind ALL my stitchery projects. (I get my Parlan from HERE in case your interested)  I am also using quilt batting/wadding.


Above - Hexie Templates, Batting cut into Hexies and my Parlan Stash


It is a little hard to see but if you look closely you can see the thin Parlan ironed onto the back of this panel.


OK, so I iron on the Parlan and stitch away. When finished I trim and layer - stitchery - batting - fabric.
For the "plain" hexies I go -  fabric - batting - fabric
The batting/wadding, I feel is adding a nice weight and feel to my hexies.


So this is how I am doing mine. Hope this answers any questions.
Enjoy your Thursday,
hugs Sharon

18 comments :

  1. It'll make it a warmer, snugglier quilt too!

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  2. Your blocks are fabulous! From memory the parlan is relatviely thin and while lovely for stitching with the extra layer of batting is a great idea.

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  3. Your stitching is lovely.

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  4. More beautiful hexies. I can't imagine them without wadding. They must be pretty thin with just the other stuff.

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  5. you are so gorgeous Shaz for sharing how you make your hexies and they are so cute,well done.xx

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  6. great hexies, thanks for the info re parlan, it is new to me will check it out

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  7. Ah, that makes sense ... and is basically what I'd figured out that I'd do :) ... Installment One of the BOM arrived today!! WHEEE!!!! :D

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  8. lovely... I only recently started using Parlan... and I love it too.... good idea to have the extra wadding... I would too...
    Hugz

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  9. Beautiful stitching Sharon!!
    xx

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  10. Keep doing them that way Sharon as they are beautiful! :)

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  11. It is going to be stunning when it is done!

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  12. Two gorgeous stitchery hexies Sharon - is going to look amazing whe n finished

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  13. Sharon the hexagons are gorgeous mine have arrived and I liked the idea of using parlan but Thought it wasn't full enough. Now I too will be adding wadding in between.

    Thanks for your tips and tricks.

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  14. thanks for the blog post Sharon I am about to start this one and I keep looking at my parlan and thinking that it just wasn't enough!!

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  15. Your little stitchery hexies are so divine.

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  16. I am so impressed with these. I still rue you cause the more you show, the more I am tempted. Arghhh. I don't need another project!

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  17. I am going to add batting as well as I think they need it to make it more padded. Are you going to add some extra quilting to the plain ones or leave it as is? Hugs......

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