Every year my PTA group - Professional Textile Artsist formally known as Piecers, Talkers, Appliquers attend a retreat for 3 days....It is the most wonderful time for talking, eating, drinking champagne and Yes...most certainly - sewing! With all we have on the agenda, it wouldn't seem likely that we could get much sewing done...but we do. This year, I tried something a bit more ambitious.
Working with Accu Quilt and a hexagon die cut, I was able to make many hexagons the perfect size. Since I'm not a good piecer, using a cutting machine assured me greater accuracy.
I pieced together several fabrics for a backing...
I had a mix of fabrics including some silk noil which provides such a fun nubby texture. I used the silkscreens of my grandmother's recipe book written in her hand making it more personal.
I also highlighted some of the hexagons by stitching 1/4" in from the seam using a glitzy thread - featured here - Sliver by Sulky.
And it's done - I'm still working on a name. My daughter says it reminds her of some underwater theme...actually with the browns and blues, she suggested some kind of old ship wreck...interesting thought.....for now Hexagons in Retreat will have to do. I am linked to Off the Wall Friday and Whoop Whoop Friday.