Hexagons and Discontinued Fabric Books

048bWhen I signed up for Wild Olive’s Summer Stitching Club (which I never managed to finish, but that’s a whole other post), I was introduced to hexies, otherwise known as English Paper Piecing.  About a million tutorials and one new Pinterest board later, I was ready to go.  But what to do?

051bSo I just started putting hexagons together. And more, and more, and more. Hexagons are super addictive. You can do them while you watch a movie without stabbing yourself in the fingers too too much. It’s fabulous.

046bI knew I wanted to stitch something onto the hexagons after they were put together, so I went through my stuff and found these lovely arrows from Urbanthreads. I printed one onto a water soluble paper and stuck it on (some of the fabrics had too large a weave to use chaco paper to transfer the design). To do it again I would place the arrow further to the right side of the piece.

Blue Hexagon RaspberryI borrowed some batting from my quilt-queen mother, picked up a gorgeous mustard yellow cotton from Fabrications, and after cutting everything out to the right shape, put everything together. With three little hoops at the top to hand it from a stick, I ended up with a wall hanging I am really super happy with!

I’m not sure what it is, but I love it. I call it my blue raspberry.




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