After I thread basted two for demonstration, I went home and basted the rest of my hexagons with my brand new Sewline Glue Pen.
I liked using it. It was certainly faster for me (though not by as much time as I thought it would be...there is always a chance I was doing it incorrectly - I just don't know what could have been done differently. lol). After I basted the hexis I tried to use the glue pen to baste my diamonds (posted previously here). I hated it. This just did not hold the way that I thought it would. I guess the way that the fabric is folded is just so different that I had a rough time with it. Back to thread for those.
I sewed them together and then hand appliqued down to a nice teal color fabric (first time!).
|it's a bit blurry...but that just means you can't see my white thread so much. lol|
Next I had to hand quilt it. This is a big "first-time" project for me, glad I put it on a small scale.
Wee bit of my Instagram progress:
And now it is bound, washed, and in use!
|I used many fabrics from my bed quilt and pillows... So it matches!|
|The back looks pretty bad...oops.|
|But I love how the front turned out!|
Loving my hexi mug rug. Do you have any eep tips for me? Or perhaps some hand quilting advice for this newbie? ;)