Saturday, March 22, 2014

Talk about slow stitching...



I love a hexie! L O V E
When I spied these 1/4 inch papers I knew what the finished piece would look like, and I'm on my way!

I am linking to slow stitching Sunday linky party
 Find the list here!  with this s-l-o-w worked piece.

I made a tiny flower unit to applique on to a block for a friend of mine, and it's just so wee and cute.
I'm basting them just inside the fabric not around the little paper template you see there. I am actually pulling out the paper as it's surrounded. 


 Lessons learned:
* smaller takes longer
* now I can't throw away any scrap 1 inch or larger
* bright colors sing, no matter the size
* lime green is a neutral (well, I knew that already)
* some projects are just going to take a while

I'll always have a hand project available!

LeeAnna

22 comments:

  1. I have a few Hexagon projects but nothing that small. Love the colour. Yes I believe Lime green is a neutral too.

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  2. Gorgeous! Makes mine look huge.

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  3. These are so crazy! Haven't seen them this small, but so cute.

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  4. Love the rich colors. Found you on Off the Wall Fridays! A Treat!

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  5. You've lost it:) It's official. 1/4" is sooo tiny! Looks pretty cool though I have to admit.

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  6. Hi LeeAnna!
    Wow ! Imagine all the design ideas and detail one can create!
    You're up for a challenge!
    Have fun!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  7. Fantastic! Green in between is just beautiful. I never throw away any scraps, as I also make such small hexies.

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  8. Sooo pretty! Love the "lessons learned" summary :)
    Thanks for linking up!

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  9. So bright and cheerful....just gorgeous! :)

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  10. OMG! only a quarter inch? Whaaaat, are you crazy? I must admit, it does look fabulous though. (You must be a very patient person - or a patient, anyway.) LOL

    Hugs

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  11. Hand projects always take a while ... but the process is so pleasurable and the end result is so worth it all! Having said that, I'm just not sure that I have the dexterity or eyesight to be able to do 1/4" hexies. But they sure are cute!!

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  12. Awesome little hexies LeeAnna. Waaay too small for me LOL. What are your plans for it, or are you just waiting to see what comes out at the end?

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  13. Oh my ! I have seen it all. 1/4 inch!! WOW you have guts girl !! Your project looks AMAZING so far. Hang in there and you have a bed quilt someday. ;) (ok, I'll never complain again that mine is taking a long long time, promise.)
    Thanks for sharing

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  14. ...and I thought my 3/4" hexi was small. These are darling but you are so right when ya say:"smaller takes longer!"

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  15. Wow are those teeny tiny but beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  16. I love hexies! Yours are gorgeous and if you're a hoarder (like me) this size means most scraps are usable.
    But I must admit I prefer long hexies because they're quicker (I've been working on my hexie quilt for years now).
    Dropping by from Freshly Pieced. xx

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  17. These are amazing!! Now I'm not saying I'm going to try it or anything but WOW! How cool is that??? You go girl!! :)

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  18. my goodness, I thought my 5/8" ones were small -- lovely!

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  19. WOW LeeAnna, those are teeny tiny. I am totally impressed. Maggie

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  20. I am a hexi-holic too. I have made done 1/4"-ers as well. They are tougher on the hands though. Love your project!

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  21. Great colors and so pretty!!! So tiny they will take forever to make so many.

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