Friday, March 31, 2017

Admitting defeat

Some time ago I posted about a hand stitching project using hexies to make a single bed size quilt.  I ran into problems with my arthritic hands and put the project on hold while they healed.  Feeling pretty confident, I tried again this week.  Not going to happen.  I've accepted that this is just not a good idea.  I had hoped to find some hand work I could do while watching tv.

I have put together a few of the lozenges, and basted most of the black hexies I would need--all by hand. Now I have to figure out whether to chuck the whole thing out, or spend some time experimenting with putting the rest together by machine.  This is what I have so far.  Each beige lozenge is 12" long and 7" wide.

The best thing would be to consider this a personal challenge, and dust off my machine piecing skills.  Oh My!  Old age is a b---h!

I plan to link this with The Needle and Thread Network.

1 comment:

Dolores said...

There are some people who use the sewing machine for piecing hexies. I guess practice would be in order first. Youtube videos perhaps?