Friday, February 28, 2014

Hexies and Ladder Stitch

I have had some questions asking how I do my Hexies with the ladder stitch.

First of all, for those who don't know what the ladder stitch is,

here is a graphic on how to do it

Of  course some of you might like to see it demonstrated and I found a Youtube on how to do it also.

MY ladder stitch, however, isn't as neat as theirs but it still isn't too bad.

I tried to take small stitches and this is how it looked on the January 2014 BOM snowflake.

If you look closely, you'll see the stitching on the pattern.  I tried to match my thread colors so that "just in case" it showed it wouldn't be bad.  Of course it makes it harder to see now.  Sorry Angie.  :)

But overall the snowflake laid down nicely I thought.  

What do you think?


BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Looks wonderful! You should link up with "Hexie Weekend"

Connie said...

Hi, I am so happy to have found your lovely blog. I too am a lover of the "Hexies". I have always thought they were so old fashioned and pretty. Nothing is prettier than a Hexie Quilt. I am your newest follower and I would love to invite you to follow me back. Please come visit.
Your newest blogging sister,
Connie :)

liniecat said...

wouldn't have thought to stitch them this was, though interestingly I bet they would lay nicely done that way yes! may have to try it myself lol

Sandie said...

Hi Bonni- Glad to see someone else doing their hexies the same way I do! I love the ladder stitch for hexies and applique. Doesn't matter what color thread I use, cause you never see it! Love the Gana fabrics you got too!

Marsha Clark said...

Pretty !!!