Saturday, 30 August 2014

Tudor Rose Scissor Keep and Little Patchwork Hexies


This little Scissor Keep cross stitch kit was bought at Salisbury Cathedral last year for something to do while I chilled out on holiday.  Kept forgetting to complete it so it dragged on for something so small. Put it on my vintage scissors.

Needed a new little sewing project that I could pick up when I had a spare few minutes. So decided on English paper piecing but with teeny weeny hexies.

Printed out a honeycomb pattern on paper which was roughly glued onto card and cut out.

 Decided on purple and yellow blocks as I had been given lovely fabrics with ditsy patterns which were ideal for such a small project.

I cut out 1.5ins strips which are then cut into squares (no need to trim the fabric into hexy shapes) Cheated on the preparation by gluing the fabric to the card board with a Sewline glue pen which goes on blue but dries clear.  It peels away from the fabric without leaving a residue.  It's so speedy

Sewn into blocks.

Not sure what I am going to make or how big it will be, cushion cover, quilt, throw.  Will stop when I get sick of them!