Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 3 July 2016

Slow Sunday Stash and Stitching Report

I’m continuing to work on my small hexagon piece. It’s using a combination of fussy cutting and pieced hexagons, a technique that was taught at a workshop at the guild by Karen from Faeries and Fibres. The centre star has 6 inch sides and the hexagons around it have 1 inch sides. As shown it is currently measuring about 22x24.
I am wondering, should I do another border of more pieced hexagons? Does it look finished to you, or does it need more? If I did add more, it would be pieced hexagons the same size as what are in the centre of the piece now. I decided to add some colour onto the points of the star by fussy cutting some 60 degree triangles from the fabric the star was made from. I like the added definition it gives.  Looking at the picture, I’ve decided that the blue rosette on the right doesn’t quite stand out enough, so I’ll be changing that one to a brighter one.

The stash has had some significant reduction in the past week. I finished off some borders for a quilt and made a backing for another one.

Used this week:                                 5.6 yards
Used this year:                                35.35 yards
Added this week:                                   0 yards
Added this year:                              32.45 yards
Net stash busted:                                   2.9 yards

I’m linking up to Judy’s Stash Report and Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and Angie’s WIPs Be Gone. Then it’s time for a cool drink and some stitching time outside on the swing.


  1. If you want just a wall hanging, I would say stop now. It you want something bigger, expand. I know it is harder for you to make small projects!!! Lol!

  2. Personally, I think it needs a small border but no more hexagons. What you have done is very pretty.

  3. Well done, I love hexies, you can never have too many hexies in a quilt.
    My vote, more hexies.
    Kathleen Mary

  4. I too love hexies but it's very eye catching as it is. The pattern pops. Interesting how the comments are divided, I guess that just shows how different all our tastes are!

  5. Love it, but I can see a few more hexagons (of a small size) filling in some of the white - maybe in the corners.

  6. Прекрасно. Очень красиво!

  7. What an interesting project, can't wait to see how you decide to progress...:)


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