Wanted to pop in and share some progress on a fun hand sewing project I started over Labor day weekend. My friend Chen sent me some of Alison Glass new fabric called Handiwork and it was just asking for some hand sewing - so a Hexie Pillow it is!
Alison’s new line will be available later this month at the end of September at your local quilt shop and online. She is currently also having a pre-sale if you want to get a head start on ordering for your stash. This stays with her classic saturated rainbow palette and is all things handwork! Alison was inspired by her grandmother’s crochet tablecloths, antique beaded handbags and embroidery designs.
I might add more hexagons to the pillow front than what the pattern calls for - its totally customizable so really filling in the front might make for some fantastic texture and color. I currently have the hexies all placed on a white board while I play with what combo and pattern I want to end up with.
Hand Basting Hexies + Addition of Glue Stick
I have been utilizing a glue pen with my hand basting method I love. Adding a bit of glue to stick the paper piece to the fabric eliminated the need to use a straight pin and keeps it much more secure for hand basting. Pre-gluing a stack of these beforehand makes the process so much faster!
Thanks for stopping by today friends! Please remember to share all of your Modern Hexie projects with me on social media by tagging me @modernhandcraft and using #modernhexies.