onsdag, september 19, 2012
Blue and white love
As far as colour is concerned, the combination of blue and white is my first, and forever constant, love. I may "flirt" with other colours, and find enjoyment in it, but I aways return to my first love!
And as far as patchwork is concerned, hexagons are my main love. I know, fairly time consuming, as they are sewn by hand, but you just can´t beat the end result! Another love, as far as fabric is conserned, is the beautiful textiles from the British company Cabbages and Roses.
Combine these three, and you get magic (or so I like to think). I bought these fabrics (there are, of course, other than C & R ones, too) quite a while ago, and since then I have been admiring them, almost afraid to cut into them. Now I have, though, and the result...? A new hexie quilt in the making.
Now I receive quite a lot of mail from my delightful readers, and often they have a query of two in regards to something I have shown here in my blog. This was the case the other day, when Helle from Denmark wrote me to ask how I go about making my hexies.
She could not tell, even after having studied my previous entries, how I attach the fabric to the template. You are quite right, Helle, I do not stitch through the template (mine are far too thick for that), neither do I use glue. Just a few stitches at each corner, to tighten the fabric around the template, is how I do it (and always have).
I actually find the stitching rather pleasant, even therapeutic, with a lovely rhythm to it (something I can not imagine fiddling with glue has). Once the hexies are joined, it is the easiest thing in the world to remove the template, without having to undo any stitches.
I love these pretty blue and white fabrics, I love hexies, and I have great faith in the end result being something I will love too...