My obsession of the past week—hexagons—are not what might come to mind when you think of hexagons. They are not sweet, little, English paper-pieced hexagons. (For the record, I adore EPP hexies, but since I’m morally opposed to doing anything by hand, you’ll not find them on my to-do list.) These are huge, 16-inch hexagons. Some of them are hexagons within hexagons. And I am so darn smitten with them.
If you visited last week when I first talked about hexagons, you know that I’m doing a BOM program through my local quilt shop, which uses Jaybird Quilts’ Park Bench design and Carolyn Friedlander’s Botanics line. I’m 99.9 percent caught up on these guys. (For whatever reason, my LQS subbed a fabric in for one of the May blocks, and I’m not into it; that’s on hold until I come up with a sub for the sub.) Here’s the rest of the lineup thus far:
I cannot tell you how much fun these hexies are to cut and assemble. I love using Jaybird Quilts’ specialized rulers, and the Botanics line is nothing short of gorgeous—it really deserves all the attention it’s received. And I’m accumulating a nice pile of Botanics scraps. Why didn’t it occur to me that this project would feed my scrap collection?! I can only imagine what I’ll do with these pretty little leftover bits and pieces.
What about you? Have you done any of JQs’ patterns? (Audrey over at Hot Pink Quilts recently unveiled her latest iteration of JQs’ Northern Lights—she’s made a bunch of quilts with that design.) I’d love to hear your recommendations and invite you to gush about your own love of hexies.
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