I see so many beautiful hexagon pieces across the quilting internet and know, with certainty, that they are not for me. All of the tiny stitches and turning are best left to those who love the method. I found a template which allowed me a lazy-girl version – one that I could machine piece. In my mind I had a vision of hand quilting this large crib quilt and so I purchased Legacy woolen batting, which is an absolute dream. But then, I realized that I was becoming too attached to the piece, which is destined for my Etsy shop. So I took the other route – and loosely machine stitched to preserve the softness that a woolen batting affords.
Well, I’m STILL pretty smitten with this piece and will bind today and list later in the week. If no one adores it as I do, well … I can take it! (it will find its place back in the cedar chest along with other dreamy baby gifts).
Meanwhile, some Briar Rose fabric arrived and instantly became part of my never-ending texty piece –
As this piece grows I find myself liking it more and more. The quiet backgrounds provide a subtle backdrop for my favorite fussy-cut centers. And now enough quilting! The gardens are desperately in need of a weeder. That would be me.