Happy hump day you all! I plan to keep this new commercial on repeat all (hump) day – I got so tickled I started choking on my water when I saw it! True story.
After a very productive weekend, I have a stack of 336 HSTs trimmed to 2.5″ square, a stack of hexagon fabrics, and three quilt designs. (Fabric for 3rd quilt design is TBD).
So what does that mean? I’m busy piecing HSTs into Dutch Pinwheels:
And I’ve also been working on piecing hexagon rows now that I’ve settled on a quilt design:
I added one step to my planned Y-seam approach via Lady Harvatine’s tutorial for machine piecing hexagons. As a newbie, I’m not 1000% confident in my ability to hit perfect 1/4″ marks and stop at the proper spots. Sooo, I cut a hexagon template to set on top of the fabric hexagons and punched pen-holes at 1/4″ from each point. I’m using my brand new marking pen to dab a dot at each 1/4″ point.
Now I have one more step, but I’m much more confident in hitting my Y-seams now.
On Sunday, I posted the design for the Dutch Pinwheel quilt as well as the chevron quilts I will be making for the twins (once I find the right fabrics!). Love, like, hate? Let me know what you think!
What are you working on this Wednesday? Have you ever machine pieced hexagons? If so, do you mark your start/stop points or just go with the flow and trust your experience?
Over & Out,