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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.


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!