Hexagons Made Easy Projects
This bold grey quilt is one of my favorites in the whole new book. The hexagons at the bottom are 24″ diagonal. They are scattered in with 18″ hexagons, 12″ hexagons, all the way down to 3″ hexagons. The facing method explained in the book is such a huge advantage to English Paper Piecing. For instance, there’s no way I could see packing a 24″ hexagon to a soccer game and working on that in the stands.
Of course, you probably know (if you follow the blog) that I’m a huge orange fan, so the color definitely pushes me to love this quilt. The quilt was made with a hip, modern quilting flare, but after I finished it, I thought…. “Does it really need to be sooooo modern?”? So I made another quilt sample of this pattern. The second version is a tan background fabric with a variety of off white floating hexagons. Very modern layout, super traditional colors.
Another thing I love about both of these big quilts is the quilting. My quilter, Evelyn, suggested two quilting motifs. I have to say, I was intrigued, but not quite sold on it. I then instantly realized, Evelyn is amazing and totally knows what she’s doing!!! She quilted a nice all over design, then went back, with her Computer Guided HQ machine and added in some geometric shapes. Its subtle, but it is a very cool effect. I believe the shapes are also quilted in a different color thread.
See both quilts and get the pattern in the new book Hexagons Made Easy, by Jen Eskridge, published by Martingale Press.