When I was on maternity leave, I spent a lot of time looking at quilting blogs and collecting tutorials to return to someday. There are probably enough to keep me busy for years. When I'm thinking about new quilts, I go through the list, and on the last pass-through, this one caught my eye. It's from the Festival of Hexagons, a tutorial from acraftyfox.
By far my favorite part is the label - this little hexagon didn't make the cut for the front, because there wasn't enough contrast between the hexagon and the neutrals - it just looked like a random vine. But there was just enough room for writing, and I think it's adorable.
The back is a batik-y thing that I've had for ages. It has a nice hand and is thick and sturdy, but I confess that I find it terribly ugly. This used up nearly all of it - go, austerity! This will be a wallhanging, so I don't expect it to see the light of day much.
To quilt it, I wanted to have undulating sort of waves that sort of echoed but got distorted along the way. It didn't come out exactly as I wanted it to, but it's pretty close. I got my FMQ foot out for the first time in a long time just recently, and was surprised at how much I enjoyed the process of FMQing this, even if I'm out of practice.
Tomorrow I'll wash it and get it hung up.
Title: Hexagon Tetris Land
Batting: 100% cotton Hobbs, either organic or not (can't remember which scraps I pulled from)
Thread: C&C 100% polyester, white
Backing: ancient stash batik
Yay!: scrappy neutrals
Doh: herky jerky starts and stops in FMQ
Number of Meta-Hexagon fabric included: 3
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