Saturday, November 7, 2015

Sew Simple Saturday

Sew and Sow Farm

Jan from Sew and Sow Farm is having a linky for Sew Simple Saturday.  She's doing it once a month. You should check it out!

I'm working on a second table runner with appliqued Hexies.  Jan actually picked me as a winner on a Facebook contest months ago, and I made this with the kit I won, a candy charm pack of April Showers by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.  I added cream centers and made the runner based on the tutorial that Jan showed, but mine is a little larger.  It's really cute!

I normally don't do a lot of hand sewing.  My hand falls asleep.  But doing the hexies was fun.  I used a dot of washable glue to hold the shapes to the papers, then thread basted the edges around.  My friend uses paperclips, instead of glue.   I used Aurifil 50wt for joining the pieces, and then for the applique and quilting.  I worked on this during craft shows where I was vending,  (and told many that you can sew anywhere)  and at Dr's appointments.  The last of the hexies were sewn together just after cataract surgery follow-up visits.  

It was so much fun I purchased a second mini charm pack and the border fabric, this time using Mistletoe Lane, by Bunny Hill for Moda.  It's a cute mix of winter fun, like skating and trees and plaids and stripes, in pink, brown, cream, green and red.  I got the red plaid for the edges of this one, and the stripe for binding.  I hope to have the top finished this week.  This time, I used all the squares, putting the lightest cream/tan prints in the centers.  Again, this was completed during craft shows and Dr. visits.  I felt productive while waiting for customers or the Dr.  It starts lots of fun conversations, too. 

I also purchased a regular size charm pack of this collection, and plan a pieced runner.  I think it would be cute as accessories in the same room, same colors, but different looks.  I'll share that when I decide how I want to piece it.  But that'll be done on machine.  

I'll need to get another mini charm pack soon.  Hexies are just too cute and fun! 

So, check out Jan's posts, follow her blog, and visit some of the others who linked.  You may just enjoy yourself!  

Thanks for visiting! 



QuiltShopGal said...

Very cute. Love the circle of hexie flowers on your table runner. Very creative.


jan said...

I love these MaryEllen! Your table runner turned out great too. I like the larger size! Thank you for sharing and for linking up! Have fun! xo jan

Heidi said...

Hexies are the best for waiting rooms! I am packing a bag now for a morning dental appt :)

Donna said...

I've wanted to try hexies- they are so appealing! I've had complications after cataract surgery and still can't see very well, so this is a project that will have to wait. Thank you for sharing!

Renee said...

What a lovely table runner!