My “Hexagon Quilt” ended up being a bigger project than I originally thought.

I fell in and out of love with it several times over during its construction.

But in the end, I was happy! And this, I believe, was the beginning of my fascination with hexagons.

The quilt is 67″ x 88″. The hexagons are 7 1/2″ at the widest point and there are about 100 in the quilt.

There are some pieced ones . . .

Some plain ones . . .

Some appliqued ones.

I used a crazy mix of bright fabrics, which in the end are a bit too bright for on the bed. But we’ve used it as a picnic quilt, which is kind of nice.

I made a pieced backing for the quilt (the first time I’d done this kind of thing), but when it came right down to it, the backing ended up as a quilt in its own right – the “Hexagon’s Pair” quilt.

It’s 79″ x 96″. This quilt incorporates squares . . . some full size (almost 9″), plain ones . .

Some 4 patch . . .

Some 9 patch . . .

Some bordered squares.

This ‘start cutting and see what you end up with’ approach was way, way outside of my comfort zone, but I’m really glad that I did it. I ended up with only the tiniest of scraps left over. That in itself was very satisfying. There’s something about using almost every last thread of fabric in a project . . .

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