My up and coming patchwork obsession will surely be hexagons.
I started to miss sitting on the sofa hand quilting as the family watches a movie. After months of quilting every night, watching a movie seems pointless without busy fingers. Then I remembered the grandmother’s garden blocks I used to hand sew using the English paper piecing method. It was so relaxing.
So yesterday I went digging and found some wonderful videos about hexagon strip piecing. The wheels started to turn in my head and I realized that hexagons are not just for grandmother’s garden blocks. They can be used to make a very modern quilt. I followed the links from the video and discovered a great blog that features a group for a hexagon charm quilt piece-along. Perfect!
So what did I do next? I whipped out my box of scrap fabrics, grabbed my hex template, and started piecing. I finished around 40 hexagons last night. I can see myself collecting thousands over the years. Who knows if they will ever end up in a quilt, but I don’t care. This is fun!