Since January, I have made one mini quilt / quilt sketch a month inspired by my podcast with Gwen Marston and using Northcott Fabrics Colorworks Solids. (Past projects include a monochromatic red piece, a green monochromatic quilt, a chocolate brown quilt, a white and green improv piece and a pink/orange wonky log cabin.)
For this month’s challenge, I decided to try Nicole Daksiewicz (Modern Handcraft)’s method for creating quilts using hexagons. Ever since seeing her quilt at Quilt Con in 2015 (and all of the other inspired quilts), I knew it was a way for me to experiment with english paper piecing and the interaction of solid fabrics. With a mini charm pack of Northcott Colorworks solids I received this year at Quilt Con, I thread basted the hexagons using hexagon papers from Paper Pieces. After basting, I played with the arrangement on a 18″ by 18″ square. Using Nicole’s permanent glue recommendation, I arranged the pieces and quilted them in a wonky fashion.
I used a Jeni Baker print for the back of the mini quilt, which seemed to match perfectly!
After I finished the mini quilt, I was able to preview Nicole’s pattern for a hexie pillow. Ummm… she blew me out of the water! The pattern is very well written and there are embedded videos for steps along the way. I was extremely impressed and hope she continues with her pattern development.
And now to inspire you to try out hexagons, I have FIVE giveaway prizes!!! (YES, FIVE giveaway prizes sets!)
Each of the five giveaway sets will include:
- 100 hexagon pieces donated by Paper Pieces
- A Northcott Mini Charm pack of the same colors I used, donated by Northcott Fabrics
- A pdf copy of Nicole’s Hexies Pillow pattern, donated by Nicole of Modern Handcraft!
For a chance to win one of these five sets, you have a United States address and leave a comment about what you want to make if you win the giveaway prize. A winner will be chosen, Friday, July 8th!