Monday, 15 July 2013

24!

I managed 24 little hexies over the weekend whilst camping - which I'm really pleased with for my first outing!


I really should measure the table top to see how many I'm going to need!

It was another scorcher of a day here in the UK today so I sat with my feet in our little foot spa of a paddling pool and started unpicking the pirate quilt top.



The stitch they used is sooo small that it's impossible to get the seam ripper in there, so I'm having to pull the seams apart and rip it from the front (right side).

I took a couple of pieces off the edge but look



I don't think I'm going to be able to resurrect the charms to be used with a 1/4 inch seam allowance with all those holes in there that won't scratch off with a finger nail rub!

I'm going to pop them in the wash tomorrow with my dark load and see if that helps it re-knit at all but I doubt it.  It looks like I'll have 2 choices;

Remove the outer sashing and keep the inner squares as is, adding to them with the extras I have
Or
Cut the whole thing apart, see what's left and make something new from scratch!
 
We'll see...
 
Thank you so much to everyone who visited and commented on my Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop post, I am slowly working through my emails and replying!  That's the most comments I've ever had on a single post!
 
Linking up with Lets Get Acquainted over at Sewing By Moonlight today :o)


4 comments:

Karen Leigh Wills said...

Your hexies look great. It is on my quilt bucket list but right now I'm too overwhelmed with projects to add anything else. I've finished three things off my list in the past two weeks. So I'm quite proud. Anyhow, I'm looking forward to seeing your hexie table topper.

Cloud CouCou said...

I'm glad to see you're enjoying the nice weather too. Your hexies are really cute, but I feel for you having to unpick that quilt it looks like a nightmare!!

Catrin Lewis said...

Pretty hexies! I wouldn't like to do all that unpicking but a challenge is always nice (?) I'm sure it will look lovely however you decide to deal with it.

Sarah Lizzie said...

How nice to stitch hexies whilst camping...they are looking smashing! I don't envy you dealing with the fixer upperer quilt!!

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