As it's WOYWDW on the Craft Mad and Loving It group on Craftbubble today, here's the pic of what's on my workdesk which I'll be sharing on the Forum.
When I went to the South West Quilt Festival at Westpoint last friday, I picked up a couple of sizes of hexagon dies by Sizzix (the large and medium) from The Cotton Patch stand to use with my Big Shot. I haven't done a great deal of the traditional paper piecing method of patchwork and wanted a hand stitching project that I could take with me on my travels. Hexagons seemed to be the perfect solution as I can stitch away and make dozens of them whilst travelling, with the plan of stitching them together to form a quilt or some other patchwork project at a later date.
I couldn't believe how speedy it was to cut out the paper templates using the medium sized die, I folded a pile of A4 copy paper in half (long ways) and cut one set with the die. As each cut produces 4 hexes it gave me a huge pile of templates.
Using the larger die I was able to cut hexes from fabric which are slightly larger than the paper template. I used 8 layers of fabric at a time - not sure what the maximum number of layers is, might have to experiment at a later date. These dies certainly make short work of cutting out the hexes, I just cut my fabric in 6 inch wide strips and layered them concertina-style on the die.
Now I have a box full of fabric hexes and paper templates to work on, it may take me many months to stitch a sufficient number to make a finished project, but it will keep my hands busy when I am away from my sewing machine, fabrics and papercrafting stash.
Tomorrow I'll have a card to share with you as there'll be a new challenge starting over on Cute Card Thursday.
Thanks for visiting today, I really appreciate you giving up your precious time to stop by and check my latest project.