WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I had plans and aspirations. I sat down yesterday and was going to finish the maze top so I had something to show here today. I like having the deadline of “What am I going to show Wednesday?” to make me sew. I was going good too until I had to change the bobbin. My machine is persnickity about that. When you change the bobbin the tension goes all wacky. All you can do is turn it off for a while and come back later. Then it will magically be fine again. So, it isn’t done. I’m at the stage of adding the long horizontal sashing. Maybe it will be done next week.


I got more hexagons done.


I have a question for people wise in the ways of hexagons and hand sewing. I think I see my stitches too much on the front. What am I doing wrong? I’ve taken bigger bites of fabric and smaller and it doesn’t seem to make much difference. Are the stitches supposed to be invisible from the front?


  • Kathinca

    I know what you mean with the small stitches showing in front. I have exactly the same issue with my hexies. Sometimes they’re barely visible and i dont know why that’s not the case with others. Maybe it is because of the different quality in fabrics. I don’t let it bug me anymore because when the quilt is sewn together i will not look at the patches so up close and personal as when assembling the flowers. I use 2 colours to stitch one brownish beige and one medium grey and they blend in very well.

  • sunny

    Try this: if you hold the pieces back to back when you’re sewing them, the stitches are more likely to show. try to lay them flat to do the stitching. I find it very difficult to do, but it does help to hide the stitches. Your flowers are beautiful!!

  • Ida

    The little birdies are cute……..I just started making hexies so I cannot be of much help……sometimes I am happier than other times with my stitches and I haven’t been figure out why they turn out better on one hexie than on the next……..

  • Amira Ameruddin

    I love that hexies.. Hm, I can’t see any stitches in that photo.. so it looks great. I am also new to EPP, so I can’t answer that question, but I hope you find a solution if there is..It looks amazing anyway, so don’t worry too much..hehe.. BTW thanks for stopping by littlemushroomcap!

  • Karen

    Fun maze top!!! I find with hexagons very small bites are best for invisable stitches and be sure to use matching thread for best results. When stitching two different coloured hexies together, the thread should match the darker fabric.

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