Sunday, September 5, 2010
Meet the new additions to the quilt!
After sewing a couple hundred of these together, I have created a system. When sewing hexagon strips together, my goal is to make the colors in each hexagon "pop." I try to do this by placing hexagons together that are coordinating colors or colors that are opposite on the color wheel. My goal is to use at least one or two white or light fabric hexagons in each strip and surround those hexagons with bright colors. I also try to have an even distribution of color and have at least one "fussy cut" in each strip. My husband now knows my system and helps me arrange strips once in awhile. Good husband!
Like I've said before, I like making hexagon strips because that way I can make sure that there is an even distribution of fabric lines, polka dots, etc. throughout the quilt.
I have been swapping fabric like crazy and have had so much fun doing it! I enjoy meeting people that are making a hexagon quilts, too. These pretty fabrics are from my Flickr friend, Jan. A bunch of the fabrics she sent me are designer, including a handful of Liberty prints (my fave).
This fabric she sent with the tree stumps and mushrooms might be my favorite fabric ever. Thanks, Jan!