Sunday, March 30, 2008

Little Bitty Blocks

Wow, it's been two weeks since I last posted! I've still been busy at work but I have also been busy handpiecing my Inklingo hexagons won in Tilde's giveaway. I've pieced all of the hexagons and now I'm trying to decide how to put them together. Do I put them "on point" as in the picture below, if so, I need to make some half hexagons to fill in the edges, I think. I have 50 hexagons (should have been 52 but I seem to have lost a couple little pieces so I only have 50 complete), not all are pictured here.

OR, do I set them in a hexagon shape as below? With this one I would either finish it as is but that leaves me with a few left over. Or, do I applique it to a background piece and scatter the remaining hexagons around it? I'm leaning more in this direction but would love your input, pretty please!?

Now that I've finished piecing those blocks, the little tin that came with the kit was empty. It is the perfect size for carrying little handpiecing projects so this is what is in it now.

The template for this tiny bow tie, 2.5 inches, came with an order from Come Quilt With Me. I had ordered the 3" tumbler template to cut tumbler shapes out of my scraps for an ongoing charm quilt and the templates for the little bow tie came with it. Sweet! I love little bitty blocks.


Lissa Jane said...

I love itty bitty blocks too, but I am loving those ink lingo's.. I like the hexagon layout you have it looks great..


Nancy said...

Hi Debbie, I think I like the big hexagon layout better - and also like the idea of scattering others around on your background fabric. Cute little bow ties too!

Catherine said...

Your little bowtie blocks are wonderful! Why not print some hexagons on a tone on tone and use those to space out the pieced hexagons?

Amanda said...

I'm with Nancy on this one.

Sew Prim Khris said...

ohhh I love those hexagons...very nice indeedy...hugs Khris in Oz

Studio Christine said...

the bow ties are adorable!

and I agree with piecing the Inklingo hexs and scattering the extras!