Hey there! This is me, Mariellajo from Cancun, Mexico. I’m crazy about hexagons and find the process so very relaxing. I’ve moved out of simply just amassing hexagons and started a project. This project comes from this book: ” Handfuls of Scraps” by Edyta Sitar.
The finished product (if I do the whole project) will measure 70″ X 76″ approximately.
Then I found the New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt Along and couldn’t resist and here I’d like to ask for opinions. I’m working and learning the finer art of fussy cutting but I made two center pieces and I can’t decide which to use
Ok, above this is the first choice and the first one I made and my thoughts are that this center blends better than my second center hexagon. When I made it I wasn’t very happy with the block all by itself so I made a second center (below).
Above is the second center and individually I prefer this block but it jumps out more and isn’t so ‘blendy’, does it matter if it blends or not? I’d love to hear your thoughts. I do intend to go on and make the next round of hexagons to see where that takes me before I choose a center. These are the January hexagons I’ve completed so far and in total there will be 37 hexagons to complete January’s Block.
Thanks in advance for any input!
Am I supposed to say something about myself in this post? I think that was requested. I’m from a quilting family but although I learned to sew at an early age I didn’t catch the quilting bug until I was in my 40’s. It was on a trip back home after living in Mexico for several years that my mother got me started. She gave me instructions for starting some crazy quilt blocks and then she gave me quilting books and some scraps of fabric. Upon returning home to then Merida, Yucatan, Mexico I went nuts working on a string quilt that I completed from start to finish within a month, working like a completely obsessed maniac! I’ve just continued and continued sewing and learning the art of quilting. I took tons of classes from http://www.quiltuniversity.com (there are no quilting shops down here) and then with my quilting pals down here in Mexico we’ve taught each other what we know and share our tools and scraps and just have a great time sewing together. Now I’ve made cyber quilting friends and the fun just keeps coming!