Do you ever just wander from project to project? I'm having a hard time focusing on doing much of anything. My applecores are untouched since I blogged them. My Dream On project is stalled, haven't done a thing on it in ages. Thank goodness I have a sew day coming up this Saturday, I might actually accomplish something. Something besides chatting and eating even.
So most of you probably already know Doe.. She used to blog at That Silly 'Lil Doe
and I would just lose my mind over her projects and pictures. Now days she's on Flickr and still just as inspiring. Like her hexagon project shown here
I just loved how her hexagons looked so I looked into the tutorial she mentions in the comment section (tutorial here
.) I didn't use the special templates, just my Darlene Zimmerman hexagon ruler
, which I love.
If I was cool, I'd have lined up that little bunch of cherries up right in the center. But, I'm not. Cool that is.
Above is how the corners should all look, very nice and all matched up, unlike the corner below, that I messed up on purpose (ha) so you could see what a not good corner looks like.
When going back and re-reading the tutorial, I can see that I didn't follow the folding order quite as I should have, so I will make a note of that.
I used my blind hem stitch for sewing down the border and I think the results on top look great. I used white here so you can see how it looks on the back.
I think with matching thread you wouldn't see it. I also didn't use batting, as shown in the tutorial. It wasn't necessary for my little test, and I think even if I did it as a project I would leave it out. Seeing my Doll Dresses
fabric again makes me want to get busy on some kind of project, you know? It's so cheerful.
Ok, that's all the news here. Let me know if you make some of these cool hexagons, and be sure and say hi to Doe for me if you go check out her photos.