Saturday, January 30, 2010

A good use for swimming lessons.....

Each summer holidays we have attended a 1 week swimming intensive run by the venue where we have lessons during the year.  It's only 5 x 1/2 hour, plus this year we went for 2 x 1 1/2 hour sessions.  Well, guess how many hexagons you can baste and then sew in that time?  Answer- LOTS.  I can't believe how many little hexagons I cut, basted and sewed in the time.  I did make sure that I actually looked at the children every now and then! 
I need to finish 12 diamond shapes made up of 25 3/4" hexagons, then sash them with more hexagons.
So far so good- over half way.
I'm slowly learning about fussy cutting as I go.  Just need to remember which way the little hexagons will sit around the central one.  I'm very happy with the progress so far.


  1. They are looking good, that fussy cutting is so worth the extra effort.

  2. Very nicely done! Though the hexies I've been working on are larger, I'm developing a real fondness for them. And for pretty much the same reason you demonstrated...they're quite portable! You can accomplish a lot in a little snippet of time, can't you? Keep up the great work.