I started these hexagons in 2013 prior to our vacation. I used my Japanese Taupe fabrics. I would go back to the room after a day of touring and sew flower blocks together while Mr. W used his new toy – his iPad. It’s surprising how much you can get done while chilling out. Originally, I was going to use the blocks as a border but that didn’t work out.
The method is called English Paper Piecing. It’s the 2nd hexagon quilt I’ve made. I don’t want to do another one. Seriously. Someone smack me along side the head if I ever talk about doing another one.
I wasn’t sure what to do for the borders. I really love the liberated/organic/freeform piecing process and I had a tote-full of bits and piece left from previous Japanese Taupe fabric quilts so I went to town making fabric crumbs. If you haven’t made fabric crumbs before, you really should try it. It is such a fun, freeing process. It’s like giving a virtual BMWA to the Quilt Police.
So, now it’s time to be quilted. I’m going to Big Stitch quilt this over the winter. The palomino inspired fabric will be the back of it. And, I think I’m going to use the Quilters Light batting in it so that it’s very lightweight and easy to quilt.