Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Hexagons - weeks 7 and 8

I'm getting these blocks done within a few days of the new pattern coming up, just not getting them photographed and posted here -

This was harder than I thought it would be - I only had to do the "y-seam" piecing around the center hexagon - the "leaves" of my flower were attached traditionally.  When it gets quilted into a quilt, it will look just fine.

 This block, on the other hand, has gotten easier by now.  This is my second time piecing these diamond shapes in this configuration.

I still don't know how I will set these - plain black, as shows up in my cropped and rotated photos - will show off the brilliant colors. White would be pretty though less dramatic.  Or maybe I would use a color (probably only one). I haven't spent too much time thinking about it yet.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hexathon - Weeks 5 and 6

Seems I forgot to post last week's block - so here are two - the first was not too bad.

But this week's was a challenge - I thought I would be very clever and pick a pair of fabrics that would make it hard to tell if I succeeded in getting those points to meet in the center. I just closed my eyes, stitched, and it worked!