It’s the “Be a Hexie Queen” Blog Hop! Big thanks to Madame Samm and Debby for organizing the hop! Like lots of others, I am totally on the hexie bandwagon. I think they are just so wonderfully stylish and fun, plus I find hand sewing hexies to be very relaxing, almost prayerfully meditative. I have needed a lot of that this summer, so the project I am sharing with you is completely handsewn.
I started by sketching out some embroidery designs. Once I settled on what I wanted, I transferred them to linen and then hand embroidered them.
Then I picked two other fabrics to go with the embroideries– a deep purple linen and a blue and white vintage feel patterned cotton. I made a bunch of plain hexies with these fabrics. I arranged my finished hexies, stitched them together using the ladder stitch, popped the paper templates out, then backed the whole thing with felt (that I hand stitched on).
A couple tabs for hanging and voila! A new piece of wall art.
Something fun for you:
In case any of you sewing enthusiasts would like to do a little embroidery of your own, I am sharing the pattern I created for the sewing machine embroidery. Just click here for a printable PDF (the “S” is because I sew on Singers). Happy stitching!
Be sure to visit the other bloggers showing off their Hexies today, too!
Feathered Nest Studio (that’s me)