Sunday, April 7, 2013


I'm thinking of my next quilt and feel that it will involve stripes and hexagons. I've started collecting striped fabrics and researching hexagon shapes. There are a lot of choices out there! Stay tuned for the results. 
Until then, here are some hexagon things I've made and some friends have made too.
Hexagons basted and ready to go
I use 22mm size papers (nearly 1"). The yellow plastic is for cutting out the fabric. See-thru for fussy cutting.

This is an alphabet decoration. Hand pieced and quilted, it was made to look like it came from an old quilt.

Made by Sue Marks. I use it!




Postcard by Sue Marks
Back of the postcard by Sue Marks. Mailed from England to Japan.

Sashiko, hand pieced and quilted by me
A little bag for the inside of the big one (by me)
Gorgeous hand pieced and quilted by Mariyln Locke. The back is all hexagons too.              

Pillow cover made by me for my mom. I used a batik panel, machine pieced geese and hand pieced hexagons. Hand quilted.
Pillow back. Used leftover hexagons
Needle case by me
Needle case inside
Key chain by me
The last two pictures are made from a method I learned from a lovely Japanese sensei (teacher) named Sachiyo Muraki. She has a unique method of quilt making using hexagons making the quilt reversible. I have an old book of hers and there is another out, Japanese Reversible Patchwork 2 that I've seen for sale on an etsy site: pomadour24.
All for now, I'm off to work on figuring out my stripes.