It is a bit earlier than usual this year, but it is time for Fat Quarter Tuesday!! Get out your beads and check your stash for missing colors. Then come in on Tuesday the 13, also known as Fat Tuesday, and get all the fat quarters you want for a dollar each. We will fill the air with New Orleans Jazz and some of the Hot Latin sounds of Rio. Books and patterns that use fat quarters and scraps and other pre-cuts will also be on sale, 25% off. This is a great time to get inspired and make something awesome, and a fun way to combat the blahs that often hit this time of year. I promise that a new project and a few new fat quarters will help you get through till spring.
I have been working on another quilt top that is being tied, it belongs to the same lady as the one I shared last week, but this one is Hexagons. They have uniform butter yellow centers, about an inch and a half on a side. Some fabrics are in only one flower, some in up to three, and several are pieced within the hexagon so I believe this to be done as a scrap quilt.
This large detail clearly shows the pink hexies that have been pieced together. You can also see very clearly that this was not English paper pieced. She used a fairly heavy single strand to piece the hexagons together in the conventional manner with a lovely small running stitch. At this size there is no problem with doing all those set in or Y seams. If you want to try it out, ask me about the Hex Essentials template and how to use it for hand piecing. In the meantime, get those beads ready and come on in on Fat Tuesday. ( it’s also a Handstitchers Club day and we are doing UFOs so feel free to join us ) See you then.