The new hexagon
The humble hexagon has evolved – you know I have gradually been seduced by this shape and so, it seems have the Apatcheez. Most of the work being done in class involves hexagons.
We have our own Hexie Club up and running. These projects have been designed by the very clever Helen Stubbings from Hugs n Kisses. Helen lives in Tasmania so she has lots of stitching time in the cool weather unlike us Brissie girls.
The first project was this pretty pouch – made from fabric pieces left from our Fiesta block of the month.
The second project is the pencil case – although we all think it is more aptly described as a universal tote – exactly the right size for your sewing supplies. This project shows how utilising different fabrics creates a totally different look.
Here’s the front:
and here’s the back:
Jan , who made this, did tweak the pattern slightly but didn’t change things too much. It’s a really versatile little bag.
Here are some more of the ladies working on hexagons:
See I told you they’re all at it!
Another hexagon-related project is based on the book ‘The New Hexagon’ by Katja Marek.
On her website she has runs ‘The New Hexagon Millefiore Quiltalong’ The idea is to make rosettes using patterns from Katja’s book (copies of which arrived at Apatchy last week) and you end up with a 78″square quilt. I have seen some of the rosettes on the Facebook group and they are spectacular.
See what I mean? Do I feel a new project coming on?
Hope you had a good week too. Have a look at the gallery – there’s more inspiration there.
Until next time – Happy Quilting