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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

More Candied Hexies & look at what else I've been doing

As promised, here are the next lot of Candied Hexagons I have completed.   Slowly getting them sewn while at my local quilt group meetings (amongst lots of talking etc).


Thought I would show you this Journal/Diary cover I made recently.  It actually started off as a brown paper bag, which  I acquired on my first trip to the US in 2009 when I purchased some fabric from a shop in Bird In Hand in Pennsylvania.  I later did an on-line course in Mixed Media and one of the lessons was on turning brown paper into faux leather.  Just love the look of it.  Was easy to do, a little fiddly though and you have to be careful not to tear the paper before it becomes strong enough to sew through.  I lined it and made it into a cover for my diary. 
One option was to construct a bag, but I didn't have enough of this printed bag, but I think that would be very cool, especially if you have an interesting piece of paper to work with.



4 comments:

Michelle Watson said...

Wow, they really deserve the name Candy Hexies!! So bright and friendly! Can't wait to see the finished quilt and I love the journal cover as well!!

Jeann of Melton said...

I love the faux leather look. Must have a talk to you about it. I bought Isobel Hall' book to learn the technique but have trouble understanding the directions. She seems to use a complicated technique.

Gina E. said...

Lovely bright hexagons! Interesting journal cover.

Michelle said...

Joy, I love your candied hexagons so much! I actually have a couple of photos of them on my blog - from our weekend hexapalooza AKA SCQuilters retreat!