If you’ve been following me in my Instagram stories, this is the project I’ve been working on secretly that got me hooked on these hexie flowers and made me want to keep making them.
I love how portable and slow this work is. Every time I lounge about outside, I’m working on my EPP, on car rides I’m working on my EPP. You get the picture. It’s addicting! Why haven’t I finished my Gypsy Skies quilt and pattern? I’m working on my EPP. It’s everything in my head right now.
Come on! Admit you get obsessed with skills too and feel the need to go nuts with them.
This stitch along is exactly what that is for.
Here’s a little sneaky picture and button to give you a bit of a view of the project, but go and visit Rachel’s blog to see the whole quilt and get a coloring sheet too. Find all the info here.
I know I’ve said this over and over again, but my early quilt making years were very anti-hand sewing. It was too hard, it was too slow, I had plenty of excuses. Several years ago that all changed and now I love hand sewing just as much as I love sitting at my sewing machine.
Making these little hexie flowers is my new favorite thing! And it’s WAY, way easier than I had once thought.
The Kingfisher Stitch Along will have lessons for the complete newbie and prizes along the way. Yes, prizes!
I thought I’d give you a rundown of my favorite supplies that will get you started. You will need:
hand sewing needle – I’ve been using a basic sharps needle from this pack by Dritz. I like the ones with the tiny eyes for my metallic thread because it slips out of the bigger eye needles. I also don’t care for very small needles.
thimble – I bought this thimble recently. I love this one so much that I doubt I’ll ever swap thimbles. I like rubber thimbles, because they will fit your finger and not slip off, and this one has a metal tip which is good for pushing a needle through.
Beauty Shop by Melody Miller & Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel Fabrics
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