It was inevitable that I’d get distracted from the butterfly kaleidoscope stars. I knew it was coming. And yesterday it did. A miniature version of Lucy Boston’s Patchwork of the Crosses – the .50″ Inklingo 90-degree hexagon collection. As soon as I had downloaded it and the slightly larger .75″ Inklingo 90-degree hexagon collection I made two window templates, both printed on regular 8.5″ x 11″ paper just to give me an idea when auditioning fabrics.
This for the .75″ ones.
And this for the .50″ ones.
I started auditioning fabrics for some fussy cutting/printing. Then I decided which size to make first. And, of course, the itty-bitty .50″ ones won because I just love the miniatures. It was tricky finding a fabric to fussy cut for the centres of the tiny blocks.
So within a short time I had printed some wonderfully tiny hexagons on a few fabrics, cut them apart and they are now nicely stacked in their project box which they will be sharing with the .75″ hexagons when I get those printed.
And then the fun began. The seams are so short that it takes only one load of stitches on the needle and each little seam is done.
Very soon thereafter, I had this wonderfully tiny block done made with 24 of the .50″ 90-degree hexagons.
And that’s a penny in the centre, just to give an idea of scale in case the ruler in the picture above wasn’t enough.
Seams graded and tiny block pressed. It was altogether too much fun. I am thrilled with how easy it was to stitch such a tiny block. I would not want to be trying to stitch these without being able to print my templates on to the back of fabric using Inklingo – those fine, fine stitching lines are so much better than any other method I can even begin to imagine. With tiny blocks like these, precision is really, really important. Those fine stitching lines make it incredibly easy to make perfect tiny blocks.
Jake was looking up something on the Internet on the iPad.
While Baxter was watching – and looking less than impressed, I think.