Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Hexagon Project: Blocks 15-17

Isn’t it nice when things work out as planned? It doesn’t seem to happen nearly as often as it should, but this month it did.

Three Overlapping EPP Hexagon Flower Blocks at a Angle

Last month, I only managed to make one block for The Hexagon Project. My plan for improving that rate was to sew during my lunch breaks. And I’m happy to report that I sewed three English paper piecing hexagon flower blocks this month, for a total of 17 blocks to date.

EPP Hexagon Flower Block 15 with Yellow Pattern and Colorful Letters on Brown

Seventeen blocks are enough for a baby quilt! It feels like such an accomplishment to lay out the blocks and start to envision them coming together.

EPP Hexagon Flower Block 16 with Dark Fireworks and Bright Orange Batik

I like to have some color combinations ready to go so I can easily add them to my project bag. My supply was getting low, so this week I planned ahead for another 30 or so blocks.

EPP Hexagon Flower Block 17 with Blue Print and Colorful Letters on White

If you’ve been reading about this project from the beginning, you know that I originally cut hexagons from my smallest pieces of scrap fabric. As a result, I have a lot of certain fabrics but very little of others. As I use up these pre-cut pieces, it’s a challenge to group the colors and prints of the remaining hexies.

Three Overlapping EPP Hexagon Flower Blocks Straight On

As much as I don’t want to make this project more monumental than it already is, I think cutting more fabric pieces is in my future — but with more than 30 blocks ready to go, not in my near future.

For now, I’m going to stick with the plan: I’ll keep sewing through my lunch breaks and believing that it will all work out.


  1. Beautiful! I started a hexie project using 1" papers about four, yes 4, years ago. It's still a WIP that I only work on at violin lessons, doctor visits, chemo sessions, etc. I love the vibrancy of your blocks and look forward to seeing the finished quilt. Happy quilting!

    1. Thank you! I like that the hexies can be taken almost anywhere to sew a little at a time. it’s nice to have something extra to show for the time spent at all of those appointments. Happy quilting to you, too!

  2. Love your hexies. I've started making them 2 weeks ago, it's very relaxing to do at night in front of the tv, very addictive:) Looking forward to see how you put them all together into a quilt. I bought a hexie punch at Joannes on sale for less than $10. It works great and much faster and easier than hand cutting...it's very heavy and sturdy, I couldn't beleive how great it works.

    1. Thank you, I find it relaxing also. And since I chose the color combinations ahead of time, there's a little surprise to starting each block. I've heard good things about those punches and keep meaning to pick one up. I'll probably remember just in time for the end of the project!


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