It's been such a nice weather in the last few days! I love the smell of the cut grass in the neighborhood while I go walking or running. It inspired me to finally get over myself and get down to make the itty-bitty templates for the next hexagon block for the Craftsy BOM project. I have to realize that I love those blue fabrics.
This time I used a different technique for the starching. With the other block I just took out the plastic and starched the hexagons and let them dry overnight. This time I left the plastic in while starching and set my iron to nylon setting, then put a scrap fabric on top and ironed them until they dried. It worked beautifully! At the end I just took the plastic templates out and pressed the hexies again to make sure they're all dry at the seams. Then I just had to pin them on the background and applique them on. I had to use 3 different color threads so the stitches don't show.
Now I proudly present my Sunny with a chance of hex block:
Of course I had to alter the pattern since it called for a green stripe on the bottom. I'm making a blue and white quilt and I don't think it would look good with the green "grass" wanna-be so I just skipped that part! Surprised? :))
I'm still working on the Dresden quilt and can't decide if I should do white sashing with pink corners, or pink sashing with white corners... ideas? I will definitely do pink border with the 3D pinwheel cornerstones. I just don't know if it would be too much pink if I did pink sashing, on the other hand I would like the look of the floating plates on the white background. Sashing, no sashing, and if sashing, what color? Decisions, decisions... :)
'Til we blog again! :)