Saturday, June 4, 2016
Slow Sewing (aka Handsewing): Hexie Pillow or Quilt in Progress
This is what I do when I have 15 minutes of spare time, usually before I leave for work in the morning. I baste scraps of fabric leftover from my piecework that I can't bear to waste into new piecework. I watched a Creativebug video of Liza Lucy on how to English paper piece, downloaded some templates from the internet and then started basting with this large spool of black thread in my mom's sewing supplies. And so I think of her when slowly stitching. I'll be flying this Thursday and then holed up in a hotel room in Kansas City. My sewing machine is too heavy to haul, and so basting and sewing hexagon grandmother's gardens will fill my empty evenings.