Sharing my adventures in quilting and my love of applique.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
My new addiction
For years I have heard mutterings among quilters about the thrill of hexagons but I have never been too tempted. Frankly, the typical Grandmother's Flower Garden never spoke to me and English Paper Piecing just seemed like it would be too much work. But then I started seeing all the wonderful things being done with hexagons in some of the Australian blogs that I read and I became intrigued. I have loved Australian quilts for years and have many magazines but blogland really opened up a whole new world of inspiration. I had some of the paper hexagons sitting around ,you know those things you buy thinking someday maybe I'll try this. And after checking out several different tutorials I made my first one with some scraps that were already cut in the right size. Wow, what fun!! A new addiction is born. As you can see I found a perfect little basket sitting around the house and have already filled it with cut fabric and I ordered more of those little papers. My DH says that I am so obsessed with the "papers" that it sounds like I'm addicted to something else, but no its just these little hexagon beauties.
So thanks to all you bloggers using hexagons in beautiful ways, especially those in Australia, you have a fan and convert.