Saturday was a wet and miserable day – it rained all day. The type of rain that’s light but constant. The rain was okay though. I was at the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair. Something which I’d been looking forward to all year, but almost didn’t attend. Thankfully the rain meant that the kids weekend sports were cancelled, which mean quilt fair – guilt free!
I arrived at the fair late in the morning, so right from the get-go, my time was limited. I did a quick walk around and sat down to listen to a couple workshops (which are great for idea and tired, sore feet).
I looked at the gorgeous stands which were inspirational and the itch to go home and sew was growing by the minute. I bought a 2.5” hexagon template and a large seam ripper. These purchases were really on a whim.
I picked up the kids from the grandparents house (can you imagine the torture of a 6 and 4 year old at a quilt fair???) and once everyone was settled in bed, I started playing with my new template.
Three of these large hexagons fit on a sheet of A4 printer paper. This larger hexagon is perfect for large scale prints. I’m thinking Kaffe Fassett or Amy Butler would work well.
I auditioned my stash and decided to play with a FQ of Gypsy Bandana by Pillow and Maxfield for Michael Miller Fabrics.
The large hexagons were glued so while I waited for them to dry, I decided to use the left over small medallion prints – and made some 1” hexagons.
Quite a difference, isn’t there?
I enjoy having an evening stitching project. It’s been a while since I’ve made hexagons and my love of them is quickly returning.
I have a tonne of photos to share with you, but I’m saving those for my Wordless Wednesday post. Come back on Wednesday, to see some of the pretty quilts which were on display at the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair.
Do you make EPP hexagons?
Do you have a project in mind for your hexagons, or do you make them for fun (like me)?
One day, I will make enough EPP hexagons to use in a project… one day…