I think I have found a good way to relax in the evening when I'm back from work, when I have finished working on the renovation or in between two coats of paint.
Making hexagons is definitely very addictive and fun.
What am I going to do with them ???
After some hesitation and the desire of starting a quilt from Brigitte Giblin's book, I have decided to use them to turn an old UFO into a quilt.
I have 5 star-in-a-square blocks. (On the photo two blocks are completely finished)
So I am thinking of making a medallion quilt with alternate appliqué blocks. This will be the center.
Then, I will have hundreds of hexagons for the borders... I might even make fkying geese or something else. I will decide what to do on the design wall as I go...
I will only use Japanese fabric scraps from my stash.
Fine cotton fabrics....
... as well as textured fabrics...
I made a plastic template to cut the fabric to size and I baste without piercing the cardboard.
This is new for me but I got the right rythm very quickly after just a few hexagons.
This is perfect for when I cannot work in my workshop and have only half an hour ahead of me while some paint is drying ;-)