Wednesday, 19 February 2014

A total stuff up and a quick save

A quilt on both my UFO and Quilt Bucket List is the Twisted Hexagon.

I was inspired by this divine quilt:


Taken from the very clever ButtonTree Lane blog.

I’ve printed my hexies and half hexies and cut them out, and cut out a few fabrics.  I’ve had them sitting in the ‘box of stuff to get to’ for ages, and it was only yesterday while waiting for my kids to finish their ballet class that I decided to start sewing.  Hexies seem a good ‘sit in the car and wait for kids’ project. 

So I started sewing.  It all went along swimmingly and in no time I had one whole block finished.


Excellent.  And you can’t even see my stitches.

Yay me.

Then today, whilst sitting down in the arm chair, I took another look at the Buttontree Lane quilt.  And I noticed a teensy problem.  Can you see it?

It’s meant to look like this:


And mine doesn’t.  I stitched the half hexies around the wrong way.  No wonder it was so easy.

Of course, with such lovely teeny, tiny stitches, I couldn’t unpick it.  So I turned it into this:


Total save. 

And a new, much needed pincushion.



  1. Brilliant save! If there are any more going begging, can I put my name down, please, please, pretty please LOL

    1. :) Oh thankyou, Dasha!

      Send me your address to and I'd love to send you one!

  2. This is the neatest looking block. Even if it is wrong. Well not wrong just right. Your quilt will be great. Chris

    1. Thanks, Chris. I've got a shelf full of blocks that started out one way and ended up totally another!

  3. Very nice workmanship. And one happy design flaw. How cute.

    1. Thanks, Linda! It's getting used as we speak!