Graduation Quilt is a hexagon, but it's been gifted, and no longer mine. I do have three hexagon projects in process. If I finish one this year I could say my collection ranges from 1830-2016 representing 186 years...
These are 1/2" hexagon florets. I will add tot he variety this year, maybe get to 200 next year. The project is all planned and includes applique.
These are silk hexagons, 3/4" per side.
Made from silk fabrics, primarily ties.
I have enough ties to make three table runners. One for me and then one for each child. Several of the silks are old ties from my husband over the last 40+ years.
I was also gifted some Italian silk ties to add to the mix, variety is a good thing!
I am not sure how I will set them, I will decide after more are completed. Setting silk may be a purchase.
This is my New Years start....1/4 " hexagons.
A friend said she was going to try them. "They are so cute" she innocently said...that was all I needed and I was all in too! Ever the optimist, I bought a package of 1,200. Yes, 1,200.
Paper Pieces HERE
These are my first three from trash scraps at the cutting table.
What to do with them?
Lots of ideas came to mind - but it is always nice to hook in some other WIP.
I purchased a few of the small (6") Fruit Basket Medallion panels from the Quilt & Textiles Collection HERE.
This is the 6" medallion, with the 1/4" florets.
I plan to trim the medallion then add a printed fabric border before I add the hexagon round.
I will keep the finished size of the quilt small, maybe 18" - it is still evolving...
My approach to hexagons is simply paper, needle and thread. I don't starch, glue or baste through the papers. I reuse the papers. Just a little tack stitch at each corner works best for me.
Do you have any hexagon projects?