Can I admit something? Hexagon projects have both intrigued and intimidated me for years. I’m a girl who likes to see results quickly and the idea of spending so much time hand sewing hexagons together has always put me off.
This weekend I ran across a book, Quilt-opedia by Laura Jane Taylor with a hexagon project that helped me break through my hexagon timidity.
In her featured project, you wrap a larger hexagon around a smaller hexagon with some batting sandwiched in between. She gives you the option of hand sewing them together, but again because of my impatient nature and the fact that I believe a machine stitch will better secure the pieces against the wear that my intended baby blanket may encounter, I have been machine stitching them with a decorative flower stitch.
I am using some Anna Maria Horner Little Folks Voile that I have been holding onto forever and combining them with a peppered cotton in brown/grey. Within a couple hours, the project is well under way. And the best part . . . to finish it off, I will just need to trim to a rectangle and bind. (By the way, these clover wonder clips are the BOMB. This has been my first project using them and I am in love.)