without a doubt, if you can learn at the foot of someone who knows what their doing. . .the rest can remain untyped. I must admit to feeling mildly dejected with my Hex on the Beach quilt. Insert lower lip pout here. . .
But first to clarify, I knew this quilt would show my learning curve, the top would have varying levels of wonkiness and hopefully by the greens I would have gotten my stride in check. On the first two and a half rows I was bending the paper stiffened rows to my stitching will and the stitches are very visible in that area. I’ve now mastered a more balanced less bendy joining technique – is that how do you do it?
The visibility of the thread due to poor colour choice probably plays a large part in that as well. humph. . .and it could also be the doubling of my thread which i did because of ease of knotting the ends. . .with little chance of the knotted end pulling through.
The punching a hole in the middle of the hexy template seems to be neither here nor there and I probably won’t do it again, although it did look nice having the little hearts peaking through to me
So I’m still jazzed about what the quilt will be, and am already basting my next row. . .on with the learning curve! :)
p.s. how often do you reuses your hexagon paper template? do you double your thread?