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Hexi Quilting Blocks April

I had gotten most of the prep work done on my April quilting blocks during the power outage so all I needed to do was sew them up. These blocks includes hexagon appliques, and they are hand sewn on to the background fabric.

I often wonder how the women of decades and centuries ago did it, sewing a quilt by hand, to repair a piece of clothing I can understand, but an entire garment, incredible.  Being taught this technique on Craftsy makes me really appreciate the work and effort they must have put in to make those heirlooms.

The instructor of Craftsy Block of the Month Amy Gibson teaches how to do the hand sewn version on the Hexi Stripes Block.  On the Sunny with the a Chance of Hexi block Amy teaches the machine sewn technique of applying the appliques, but she offers you the option to use either technique or other techniques for attaching the appliques if it suits you.

I liked the hand sewn so much I went with hand sewn on both blocks, call me crazy, because it does take a bit longer to sew it by hand than sewing by machine, but I liked the look of hand sewn, so I committed to finishing it.

Individual Appliques for Hexi Stripes
 
Hexi Stripe (April)
 
Sunny with a Chance of Hexi (April)
 

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