20 February, 2014

Giant Hexagons Update


In need of some mindless sewing and a real break from work - yes, even I go to quilting when I need a break from the work of quilting - I pulled out these old blocks. With a million (or 40) WIPs sitting in my sewing room it only made sense to grab one of those projects instead of starting something new. I'd always had it in my head to add a coral block to these giant hexagons so I went ahead and did it. Then I added that low volume grey, and a yellow one. 

You can see more of these in my interview with Alex Anderson.

When it came time to playing with layouts I tried something new. There is a lot of bias in these blocks and I didn't want to handle them that much. Plus, as you can see, there is also some other work on my design wall that a certain five year old is not ready to remove. Needless to say, I was quite excited to find some hexagon graph paper!


The internet is a wonderful thing. Sure you can make it yourself, but the chances are someone has probably already done it for you. That was the case when I typed in a few choice words into the search engine the other night. And up pops a PDF of graph paper that is exactly what I need. A little more digging and there are sites where you can create and print your own graph paper in many shapes and sizes. It is a quilter with a penchant for colouring's dream!

http://www.freeprintableonline.com/categories/graphs
http://www.printablepaper.net

Have fun!


Now, I'm only waiting for the rest of my perfect background fabric for these to arrive. Then I can add this to the pile of quilt tops ready for attention.

7 comments:

Staci said...

Wow! These are so COOL! WHat a great idea!

Leanne said...

These are wonderful, I can see why you wanted to play with them.

Ashton Bynum said...

I love this color scheme you are putting together for this! So pretty. I also love that sweet little design next to yours. I would be hard removing that. Haha. Thanks for the graph paper links!

Elizabeth said...

check out this site, also. You can adjust the size of your hexagons, the border width and color, etc. I use it to print hexagons on freezer paper for my EPP.
http://www.incompetech.com/graphpaper/

Anne said...

I spy a little horse dancing through one of the hexies. Thanks for the resources.

Valerie said...

Hmmm - I don't see the hexie I made in there, it didn't make the cut?

sewkatiedid said...

Oh I L-O-V-E these!