Thursday 3 November 2011

Dotty About Hexagons

I do love making traditional patchwork hexagons. I love the process; drawing paper templates, pinning them to the fabric, cutting around the template, folding in the seam allowance and tacking and finally stitching them together with tiny little stitches.

The shapes grow and I feel connected to the past, all those thousands of fingers that have carried out the same actions. I find it very soothing.

I love how these brooches have come out- thay have given me another good use for my gorgeous buttons!

One or two will be appearing in my EtsyShop over the next couple of days.


  1. This is so lovely, I love the brooch you've made, can't wait to see what else you come up with!

  2. Oooh how lovely, so pretty!

    I bought some of the buttons after reading your post, haven't decided what to do with them yet, they are lovely :-) xxx

  3. Hi there,I found you through Jooles's blog and thought I'd say hi! I love hexys too.I'm off for a nosey around at yours,have a great weekend,juliexxx