Multiplication

My summer hexagon project is slowly growing. Here’s a quick update…

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Aren’t they a pretty wee garden! If you look at the last picture the flower at the bottom right has the steel grey that I chose as the fabric to connect this crazy idea of a project. I’m still making more flowers though, not done yet!

Back to the UK

The first week of school is finished so now I feel like summer is truly over and the autumn has begun. I flew back to the UK last week and bizarrely had trouble with my WordPress app on the iPad so was waiting to make my first post back after the summer. Magically, as all things computers seemed to do, it just started working again.

I had a wonderful summer at the cottage and was lucky to also be able to see many friends that I haven’t seen in some time. It’s always nice to catch up with people. I was even able to give another dress away to a very sweet peanut…

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Yes, she’s a dancer!

At the cottage mom and I worked hard on our hexagons too! We didn’t finished, of course, but we sure did sew a lot. I actually didn’t get as much reading time, my only regret! I can’t complain though because I think I probably had the most beautiful place to sew on earth…

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It was funny because I couldn’t stop taking pictures of my little finished hexi pieces. They were so cute all piled up and then sewn together…

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I also got pics of mom’s fabric way as well…

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We did so many that I even had to take out some of the papers from the inner flower…

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Tip: take the time to hole punch your pieces for easier taking out.

I will leave you today with some cottage shots. Especially check out my pet frog in his interesting housing choice, my dad’s kites and as always the amazing Georgian Bay rocks and sunsets…

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Goodbye cottage, hope to be there next year!

Mom and I keep sewing away on our hexies so I will definitely keep you updated. I’m also trying to convince mom to do some “Mom Monday” posts so we’ll see what happens there. She’s making so many neat things that it would be a shame not to show the off too!

Cottage Hexie Project

I’m very excited to be going to Honey Harbour (Georgian Bay) tomorrow for the cottage, so beautiful and relaxing. In between running around town to get ready to go mom and I were able to get all of our hexagons ready for hand sewing at the cottage. (Oh and knitters don’t worry I’m taking Noro Kureyon to work on squares for my log cabin blanket too!) As you saw from the last post I got my shot cotton material first and have been busy cutting up the pieces…

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We both decided to go with a 1″ hexagon. Mom had a pack of 600 so we should be fine…

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You can order any shape from this company. It’s great and saves a lot of cutting out of paper. Although, I do like using freezer paper because you can just iron it on and it sticks. With these we will have to use a wee bit of glue to stick but whatever.

After cutting a heap of 2 1/2 inch strips of fabric I used this handy dandy hexagon ruler that mom got me for my birthday to quickly cut the hexagons out. It’s a clever little ruler. It slipped a bit but you don’t need them exact anyways so I whipped them out fairly fast…

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Sorry, I thought I got a pic of me cutting them out but basically I lined up the ruler for the 2 1/2″ piece with the top and bottom of the strip and then cut the edges all the way across and then turned the ruler to do the other side o the hexi, if any of that make sense! If I need to cut more I’ll get a pic.

Soooooooo, how to organise and transport all these little hexagons? Glad you asked! Mom is super organised of course so we went on the hunt for a plastic organiser. We ended up finding something at Michael’s in the scrapbook organiser section. They were 40% off. We also added the removable tray. In total they were like $12!!! Can’t go wrong. They still have lots so if you are in Canada go get one for sure!…mine’s pink and mom’s is clear…

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Now we just have to do the sewing! They hold everything you need and then some. I like that you can lay finished pieces flat in the bottom. You can see all the tools inside. For paper piecing you really don’t need much. You need the material, paper templates, needle, scrap thread for basting, nice thread that’s more matching for sewing together the basted pieces, a glue stick, scissors, and a thimble if you like. I LOVE the Clover brand leather one you can see in both our boxes, some comfy.

Wish us luck and have a great rest of your summers. I’ll write again at the end of August when I have wifi again.