Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Inspired by Ada

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.


Vintage Sheet Addict said...

This made me smile! Those hexies are great, it's going to be a lovely autumnal quilt! Happy sewing! Ada :)

Lynne said...

Hey Claire..this is truely going to be a 'slow cloth'! I do love hand quilting these days. Mind you I still do the piecing by machine.....but not if it's hexagons! You will enjoy just sitting peacefully (no pun intended) stitching away, and slowly, one at a time your quilt top will grow. Love it!

ALoadofOldTat said...

Your fabric is lovely, hand sewn quilts are beautiful but I am afraid I just don't have the patience although I can see how relaxing it can be.

Cathy at PotterJotter said...

Your fabrics look gorgeous - similar colours to my little stash I bought recently. I am still trying to decide whether to handstitch it or machine (having NEVER done either before!). I think I'll end up doing a mix of both.... when I get time to even start it! xCathy