I love hexagon quilts. When I was a little girl that was all I wanted for my bed, a hexagon quilt with lots of bright colours… all the pretty flowers happy and bright.
For some strange reason a couple of years ago I started to collect prints which were so far removed from what I generally work with it isn’t funny. I have been looking at them and trying to decide what it is that I want to do with them. I started another quilt with them, a block of the month centred around baskets. I wasn’t really happy with that, and have abandoned that particular experiment.
While I was shopping a while ago, trying to get my enthusiasm for quilting back again, I stumbled on the Glue Pencil and bought it. It has been sitting in a drawer ever since. After a visit to the quilt show, I decided that I wanted to give paper piecing another go, so I decided to bring out the bright (for me) spots and stripes and begin playing with hexagons again. All in the name of experimentation.
I am enjoying using the glue. Although I am getting it everywhere, on me mostly, I am getting better with it and will need to get some more of the glue insert things so that I can continue.
One of the things which frustrates me about “traditional” quilting in this manner was the amount of time which it would take to baste the papers in place. Not to mention the amount of times I would stab myself during the process.
I have no idea what the quilt is going to look like in the end, actually an idea is forming in my head about what I would like, but for the moment I am going to keep playing with the hexagons.