I have two new quilts to share with you this week.
Every summer the Proper Bostonian Quilters guild has a Summer Challenge. (Lest our hand be idle in the summer months when we don't have meetings)! This summer the challenge was hexagons.
English Paper piecing immediately comes to mind when hexagons are mentioned. But there are other ways to create hexagons, including using strips of 60 degree triangles.
I, however, trod completely off any beaten path by deciding to make a Hexagon Log Cabin quilt!
I had a stack of laser pre-cut hexagons in my stash. I decided to get out my bag of remnant fabric strings and use them to make log cabin blocks using the hexagon pre-cuts as the enter patch.
I quickly understood why houses typically are constructed with 4 sides. It took SO much longer to add strips of fabric to 6 sides of each block! My fabric strings were a variety of widths of the quilt has a modern improv character, which I really like. I had some handmade EPP hexagon blocks which I appliqued on the center of some of the log cabin blocks. So this quilt has a little bit of everything!
I quilted it it using free-form organic curves which follow the lines in the blocks. It looks great on the front of the quilt, but rather a mysterious mess on the back!
This was an interesting exercise. Even though I really like this quilt which has so much amazing visual motion, I can't imagine I'll ever make another one!