On the 17th of September, I do believe that I declared here on this blog that I wouldn't be rushing into making another patchwork blanket any time soon. Today is the 3rd of October and I have been putting together little hexies for a few days already. I don't think I have much resolve! You see I was quite simply very inspired by Ada over at Vintage Sheet Addict that I quite simply had to have a go myself. Her blanket is absolutely stunning and it really did motivate me. I am finding hand stitching far nicer than working on the sewing machine. It is far more relaxed, quiet and peaceful.
I bought a couple of charm packs an absolute age ago from Hometown in Rochester. They are from the Urban Cowgirl collection from Moda. They are just my colours and I just simply had to buy them. And now I have a reason to use them. I added a few fabrics from my stash and set about cutting lots of squares. I didn't immediately cut up all the fabrics from the charm packs just in case I made a massive error or something...cautious as ever! My very kind Husband has worked on the hexie templates for me. I will concede to knowing my limits of ability and that type of thing is very much one of them. He is so clever and worked out how to cut them out using Craft Robo. I do adore that man!
And now I sit in the evenings as the dark creeps in sooner each night with hot Tea and a basket filled with my hexie blanket supplies quite enjoying making another patchwork blanket. It may be a while until it's completed, but I am loving it so far.