Check out this quick handiwork by Pati Violick, our resident paper piecing expert! It begins with her favorite Paper Pieces 2″ Honeycomb template, positioned strategically on Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s new MEADOW STORM “Meadow Stripe,” with the “Misty” print as the background. Then by rearranging the black-white and tan-white honeycomb shapes, Pati designs several contemporary, 3-dimensional looks, inspired by Lucy Boston!
I’ve been seeing hexagons absolutely Everywhere, in every size and fabric type imaginable. Modern hexies, traditional hexies. Grandmother’s Flower Garden hexies. Huge hexies, tiny hexies. Hexie jewelry…placemats…totebags — it goes on! Have you caught Hexie Fever, too?
Pati shared some of hers above, cut from black and cream VINTAGE ONYX Strip-It fabric for easy two-toned hexies. She loves Paper Pieces for her English paper piecing projects. At right, an adorable (but slightly insane) micro-hexie key ring Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek whipped up for Pati at Quilt Market.
Pam Buda chimes in with hexies by the bowlful…
and Victoria Findlay Wolfe goes overboard…; )
Do you have Hexie Fever, too? Subscribe to our blog, then coment below about what you’re making with hexies (and your favorite sizes!) for the chance to win one of TWO Hexie-Friendly charm mini-packs of Victoria’s MOSTLY MANOR! Comments received by Tuesday, June 21 are eligible for the drawing – good luck!
After many days of trying a variety of block layouts, I am happy to say the blocks are all on the wall and I’ve begun sewing the rows together! I’m a very symmetrical designer, so the challenge for me was to maintain a very scrappy feel, in a pleasing, somewhat balanced way. With the variety of fabrics and colors, and the varying numbers of blocks from each fabric, this stack of blocks did not lend itself well to a “symmetrical” layout! I can only hope that the quilters who so graciously gave their time and effort to make a block will be pleased with the final quilt. On Monday the quilt top will be boxed and shipped off to the quilter – yippee!!
It looks beautiful, Vicki, and I think we can all relate to that “Yippee moment” ; ) and we look forward to seeing the finished-finished quilt. — lisa
Check out some of Vicki’s other designs at Bloom Creek.