These little jewels are another attempt to reduce my scrap basket. (I think they multiply while I sleep.)
Right now my sewing room is a little disorganized while I move it yet again. (I have lost track of how many times this makes.) I am thankful to have a sewing room and I am super thankful for a husband that is remodeling our house, but it isn’t very sewing friendly.
Anyway, my sewing is my escape, so my escape is in the form of hand work right now.
If you aren’t familiar with hexagons they are sewn in the EPP (English Paper Piecing) style. It is a very easy and relaxing form of quilting that is also very portable.
I bring my little papers and scraps along with me in the car, I bring them to doctor appointments, and even to work. I can sew a couple of these on my lunch break or when I have some down time. These are small hexagons. I like small projects. They measure 1″ across from edge to edge. I have seen much smaller hexagon quilts, but I thought this was a good size for a first project.
My problem now is deciding how I want to put them together. I started out sewing all my little flowers together like the picture above. I then thought they would look better with some white space, so I stated adding a row of light fabrics in between.
Now, I’m not so sure I like it. I would use both white space and non-white hexagons, except they don’t fit together right. Who knew?
I even started collecting hexagon quilts with all kinds of different hexagon layouts on Pinterest.
Have you ever made a hexagon quilt?
I’d love to hear which way you like it best.
Do you like the white or without the white? Would you sew them together differently?
Have a Quilty Day!