Another windy, cold, rainy day and the lake is wild
Two weeks ago my sister-in-law broke her collarbone. Last weekend PH and I went to visit. Joyce was looking ok after the shock of the accident and surgery and that day she could move her fingers! So what does a quilter do?? She showed me a technique she just learned for making hexagons. Her stamina wasn't long so we did this quickly. I have a new camera (yay!) so some of the focus isn't right but you'll get the idea. I know this isn't a new technique because she learned it on a crafty TV channel but it was new to me. Hexies from circles.
She outlined the circles ....
and cut them out then folded them in half twice.
Taking the teensiest one thread stitch in the middle of the circle
and pull it to the center
Now go back up to the top and take the teeniest stitch where the fold is
and pull to the center (sorry about the out of focus)
Repeat all the way around the circle at the top fold
Go to the fold, take a tiny stitch
Keep going around doing the same
at the end take the last stitch in the tip of the folds
and pull to the center
Put one holding stitch in the folds to hold it
Voila! If your first stitch in the middle of the circle is indeed one thread you won't see it from the front.
Joyce sewed them together in rows....the top three, then four, then five, etc.
Then she sewed the rows together in the "V" seams
The back is very clean
And if you are making a bed skirt or table topper you don't have to add the batting or back. It's done! And it lays really flat to the table so a cup of coffee or vase of flowers is secure.