This past week that stack of fabric became this stack of hexagons
I’ve been observing the hexagon trend for almost a year now and bought the plastic template about six months ago. The fabric is mostly Deer Valley by Joel Dewberry with some Del Hi thrown in to mix things up. Originally I purchased these to make a cross quilt from my husband but I could never settle on a design and he wasn’t in love with the colors so I threw that idea out entirely and decided to finally try out a hexagon quilt. Once it is done I’m going to donate it so someone else can enjoy the fabric and a handmade quilt and I can try out a new technique. I’d like to make more quilts for donation this year, hopefully six or more!
I also want to use more fabric from my stash. I don’t think my stash is to out of hand but I do have fabrics that were purchased months or years ago for a specific project and either I haven’t started the project or I started it and decided I didn’t like it so I stopped. Ideally I want all these “orphaned” fabrics to find their way into quilts before I make any more large fabric purchases.
I imagine this whole project is going to take me awhile since I’ve never tried Y seams before. The trick, apparently, is sew to 1/4 in from each edge so the seams lie flat. Since I’m not very good at eyeballing distances I’m actually marking half of my hexgons so I have a guide when I sew everything together. Let me tell you marking 1/4 in from each edge on a hexagon takes a long time!
What are you working on this week?