This packet of 2.5 inch squares were a gift from the Fat Quarter Shop, after I had signed up for the 2012 Mystery BOM.
I knew what I planned to do with them, when they arrived way back in July 2012.
I planned to use Amy's tutorial to make the travel sewing kit.
|Perfect size for 1 inch hexies|
|EPP hexies sewn together|
A spot of bother occurred whilst taking the paper pieces out, count to 10 -- and go slooowly. I must have been very keen with the glue pen, waay back when!
Some came away easily, others required brute force!
Hmm - no reusing this paper hexie!
|Next step was to trim the excess from the hexies.|
I used some jelly rolls strips for the binding; both the outer binding, as well as the interior binding - on the pocket pieces, and the scissor holder.
Again, I needed to go sloowly - sewing the jelly roll strip as the outer binding.
As with the previous travel sewing kit, I found the binding cut the WOF - really only just met at the seams. I could breathe out and concentrate, once the binding was sewn on. Another jelly roll strip of the same print was used as the tie closure.
|Chain piecing the binding on the pockets and scissor holder|
|wavy zig zag stitch for the quilting,|
|Two complete. |
The hexie patchwork sewing kit is 1 inch higher, I wished to utilise the
maximum amount of the hexies that I was able to.
|This will be for me to keep and use.|
Chatting to a work colleague through the week, she reminded me she has a significant "0" birthday soon,
another trio of gifts will be on the list to be made and gifted, hopefully she will enjoy and use well.