Sunday, September 19, 2010
anatomy of a HOW
First of all here are my stitched ornaments from last Monday, was a crazy week and I just finished them this morning. I am not real happy with them ( not real thrilled with the colors I chose)...........am a redworker, have trouble choosing more than one or two colors sometimes, lol!!! AND.....
several have asked how I put the Hexagon Ornaments of the Week (HOW) together............I'm sorry I didn't write better directions. Am so absent minded that I just assume people know what I meant, forgetting there are other ways to put them together or that there are beginners that need explanation, I am sorry. Sooo here is how I've been putting together the ornaments lately.
This is where I start. So if you want to keep a nice copy print 2 copies. I cut the pattern apart.
I cut from thick stiff interfacing for ornament A- 2 of the biggest templates and one of the smaller one, and the same for ornament B, two large, one small. From FABRIC cut a piece bigger than each of the templates too, the two smaller ones for each ornament are in your stitch background fabric and the big ones in contrasting fabrics. The first one I did only has fabric on the back, the second one has 2 pieces of felt for the large templates. I stitched the felt back before attaching to the front. I like two sided ornaments and since then I have either added stitching on the back or adding other surprise backs for the people who win my giveaway (are you registered? you have until the Sunday after Dawn Hay's last Frosty Flake posts)
Here is what I cut for ornament A along with my pieces from last week.
I usually attach the front stitching with some lazy daisy stitches but this week since the stitching intentionally fell off the edges here I just attached the front to the back hiding the stitches between the layers.
Here is the front and one of Dawn's frosty flake outlines for the back.
Then you have to stitch the back to the front like I did on the reindeer one from a couple of weeks ago below, here's the back & front. (same fabric bad lighting)
match up edges and stitch together like this below.
Don't forget if you're a quilter with a blog and want to be part of a REALLY BIG giveaway go to Debi's Fall into Fall blog, CLICK on my sidebar for a link. She's looking for 200 bloggers to participate and thousands to enter?