Monday, September 13, 2010
I've started a new project--HEXAGONS--I needed something to work on in the evenings and when traveling. It will be very portable. I made these two yesterday afternoon while my hubby and I were watching a war movie. That's a good diversion for me because those movies are a little too intense for my enjoyment. Hubby is always reading something about war...it's his hobby. He always knows the answer to just about any question I have on the subject, which is nice because I don't like the nitty-gritty details.
I'm thinking lavenders, purples, blue violets, and various shades of these for this quilt. This is my first project that uses English Paper Piecing and I am enjoying it--it's so precise.
Each small hexagon is 2.75" across, not including seams, and each flower block is about 7.25" across. I figure I will need about 81 blocks for a good sized lap quilt.
Here is the back of one flower block. The basting stitches and paper will be removed when the blocks are joined together.
I have a hexagon template for rotary cutting the strips of material into little hexagons with seam allowances. This should make the cutting go a little faster.