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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hexagon Centres: chain stitched spider daisies

Mary Corbet's chain stitched spider daisies, from her stitch fun series, is another stitch that is made easy by the six points of a small hexagon. I have added quite a few to the quilt so far.

It is more versatile than the star, because you can use a combination of colours as well as adding centres and French knots on the outer edge. This helps in picking up colours in the fabric.

A number of these fabrics come from my own dresses over the last 40 years but family members will also recognise a couple of their past dresses.


Monica said...

These look wonderful too, Jillian. Are you thinking of embroidering them all now?

Jillian said...

Thanks, Monica. The plan is to embroider the centres of any coloured 'flowers' that have a plain fabric centre (which is most of them). I am not embroidering any of the black rows. I wanted a way to incorporate embroidery and vary the work involved.

margaret said...

the more I see of everyone`s hexies the more I love them and these are no exception, I think your centre will be appearing on my crazy blocks soon

Jillian said...

That would be awesome, Margaret. I'd be really pleased.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Another wonderful looking stitch and they all look fabulous on your hexagons.