|Lynn's fab quilt|
When Lynne published her gorgeous hexie quilt yesterday here and with the recipe over on the Moda Bake Shop it was love at 1st sight. I knew I had to make it, and just what fabric to use - the Anna Maria Horner voiles I'd been drooling over forever but couldn't justify without a plan.
|yummy, yummy AMH voiles|
So what do you think? Pretty cute, right? And I didn't do it intentionally but it's the same size as our placemats and uses some of the same fabrics. So it's going in with the placemats because I'm just not into the idea of mini quilts.
I'm so glad I went to the effort of doing the trial I've got to say. While I love, love, love Lynn's quilt I realized with this that I don't have the patience for all the point matching and angles that a king sized quilt would involve. And I also realized that this looks great in Sherbet Pips, the fabric Lynn chose, but wasn't going to look so good in my chosen fabric.
See those blocks? The seam down the middle of the hexie looks fine on the low contrast small scale print, not so much on the bolder Amy Butler print. Of course the fabrics I wanted to use for this are larger scale, and pictorial or directional. The Sherbet Pips line works so well because the prints are either subtle and small scale or for the pictoral prints widely spaced. The hexagons look like they're solid not pieced, which makes the pattern much more effective.
I'm still in love with this pattern and may attempt it at some point. I'd love it in solids! But for now I'll be holding off, waiting for other people to tackle it so I can get inspired.
And if you've made it this far in the post, wow, congrats! Head on over to Lynn's blog and you can win a Sherbet Pips layer cake!