Now that all my larger Hexes are finished it is time to get well and truly stuck into the smaller sized Hexes for this Smitten Quilt.
One of the questions I have been asked about my hand sewing is What type of stitch and what equipment for stitching are you using. I am using Aurifil 50wt thread in both #2024 and #4060. Both of these threads are the only two I am using. I love the white and especially the grey variegated as this works well across the darker colours. I am also using Clover needles (Appliqué Sharps size 9) - these are nice and thin and glide so well through the pieces as I go. I am using a small Whip Stitch to create each seam.
When I went earlier this year and picked all the fabrics for this project from Amitie Textiles I did not at think about fussy cutting the Hexes so I only purchased Fat 1/16ths for this project. Which was great as it gave me the variety I wanted in colours and prints but I wish I had of realised that fussy cutting would have suited this project so well as I would have bought some larger pieces of fabrics that would look magical having been fussy cut. Oh well - next time.
These are all such fun to make, although I do love some more than others.