The good kind of “hex”, as in a hexagon quilt. I first saw this quilt on Janet’s blog (it’s in her header, and absolutely lovely!) and FELL-IN-LOVE. I’ve tried in vain to track down the 2005 magazine it came from, along with Janet’s help, but alas, it seems to be a scarce one and entirely sold out from the publisher…It is Australian Quilters Companion, Vol. 5.2, No 18…the Candied Hexagons quilt is on the cover. IF YOU HAVE A COPY OF THIS MAGAZINE, OR A QUILTING BUDDY WHO MIGHT, and would be willing to share, I would be eternally in your debt. As it is, I am making it with the downloaded templates from the publisher’s website, and photos posted on the extremely generous Janet’s blog. (Janet is making a Nearly Insane quilt, too!)
So I drafted the seven different hexagon blocks from her photo, counted up how many of each there were, how many of each template each block took…and after I make my English Paper Piecing templates tonight, I am ready to jump in and start it! It will be all hand pieced, and therefore I will probably want to hand quilt it…Janet did and her work is amazing.
I started pulling fabrics for it….all of my favorite colors are in there…and many of my favorite designers…there is some Heather Ross in there, Heather Bailey, Jennifer Paganelli, Amy Butler, Valori Wells, Denyse Schmidt…this is going to be one yummy quilt! I think Candied Hexagons is a very appropriate name!
The lovely ROSE BOUQUET fabric from Heather Bailey’s Pop Garden line (at the bottom of this photo) was my inspiration piece and will be my solid 5″ hexagon pieces. I said I was not going to start any new projects, but seriously, I need a new hand-work/take-along project and I could not resist this!
I have Amanda’s block for Sew Connected 2 almost finished…a fun one it was and I’m anxious to show you all!
SO…do you know where I can get my hands on that magazine up there at the top of this post?
Ohmygosh….that is gorgeous! I hope that you can locate the book.
Your fabric choices look very nice indeed, I can't wait to see how your blocks come along. Great fabric for the flower blocks.
I am pretty sure I have the mag and I would be happy to send it to you…if I don't I am sure one of my stitching buddies will have it….I will get back to you tomorrow when I have had a chance to delve into my magazine shelf…sorry that should read …shelves!
wow–great minds think alike–i've just started a regular ol' grandmother's flower garden, but using heather bailey's Pop Garden too–though i'm only using that line. i can't wait to see yours–it's going to be magnificent! i hope i don't get obsessed with yours though–my own quilt will take long enuf as it is 🙂
What a fun blog you have! And what amazing fabric! I am so excited to see the final project!