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Friday, March 7, 2014

More Hexagon Centres

Here are a few more of the embroidered centres of my hexagons. The first two are couched daisies - picked up from a project in an embroidery magazine.








This is a spiral using reverse chain stitch - another idea from Mary Corbett. I'm not sure this is any faster than regular chain stitch, but it may be more even, and I enjoyed trying it out.








I also played around with strawberry leaves and a whipped stem stitch.








Niamh took me up on a suggestion she embroider her initial on one centre. This is the centre she chose and she managed a very creditable couched initial.




The one on the right was not embroidered by me. It is one of my late father's initialled hankies.






Since last posting I have added four rows to the quilt - two black and two coloured. I have eight more rows to go and it now looks like this:

6 comments:

margaret said...

love the way you are embroidering the centres of the hexies. the quilt is coming along very quickly very nice indeed

Jillian said...

Many thanks, Margaret.

Monica said...

So you are halfway already? I really love it, it's going to be a treasure for sure!

Jillian said...

Yes, Monica, I have finished 17 of the planned 25 rows. I now have the sent of the end!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Wow - that is an awesome looking hexie quilt and will be a treasure to have. All that work and all the centres stitched! Looks fantastic!!

katherine said...

Its growing quickly now. I love how you have been able to use the monogrammed hankie too.