Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Back to School with Windham Wednesdays


It's that time of year when all the little kiddies go back to school (whether they like it or not)! I remember when my 3 little girls dressed up for their first day each September. Even have one pic with Hilary (now 31) in her girlie dress and white gloves with hearts on the top. I wish I had saved those sweet little gloves (and those lacey socks and jellies). Sigh.

My favorite oldest grandson goes to preschool 3 times a week (so Hilary can work). I received this awesome collection by Windham Fabrics called "A is for . . ."

Now I know my A B Cs . . .
 Can you believe this handwriting script fabric? Can't wait to make a small book bag for Miles with this. Maybe this is how I can teach him how to write cursive (schools are phasing out that life-skill, go figure).
Look at these hexagons, getting ready for another awesome Hexie project!
But how did I fussy cut these letters? First, I had to find a hexie paper size that would capture the letter to the best advantage. These letters are spilled across the fabric in such a way that you couldn't cut squares without destroying all the neighboring letters. I discovered that a 1-3/4" hexagon paper was the perfect size.
Cut a piece of freezer paper for a 1-3/4" hexie window to center the letter
 Then cut a hexie window (with a 3/8" seam allowance). This is how it worked.
See how perfectly this size worked with these letters. Hoorah!
OK. Where am I going? Let the pictures tell the beginning of the story. I'll have more pics when the project progresses.
A is for Apple
B is for Boy
C is for Cat

MILES is for, well, Miles (my grandson)

Just love, love, love these letters. And all these companion fabrics.


13 comments:

  1. Oh my Debbie - these hexie letters are adorable! I've got to get my hands on some of that fabric :*)

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  2. Wow! I love the letters as hexies. Those are beautiful.

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  3. Ohhhhhhh I love this really love this...yes L O V E lol

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  4. Debby, that's the cutest! I'll have to be on the lookout for some of this fabric.

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  5. What great fabric and love that you used it with hexagons! Lucky little Miles.

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  6. Just love what you have done here.

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  7. That is awesome! Perfect to use hexies for this fabric.

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  8. wow, hexies with letters, what a great idea! thank you for teaching us how to fussy cut them!

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  9. OH my gosh, I LOVE that fabric. Excellent idea too for the hexies.

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  10. I LOVE that fabric!!

    How sad that the schools are not going to teach cursive anymore. =( In my homeschool I did teach it to my boys...

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  11. Absolutely amazing. Hexi's the spell out a name. He will be the coolest kid ever

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