Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Hexagon Patching

A few of the Year 7 girls at school are interested in patching, so I thought I would introduce them to paper patching. Something that they can do by hand, it is portable and they don't necessarily have to do a blanket, it can be a pillow or a pencil case.

Inspired by Patch Andi's Hexagon quilt, I went-a-searching for Hexagon pieces for patching and came across this web site that produces PDF Graph Paper. Print out on the ink jet and voila! But if you don't want to cut out the hex's yourself, then craftylady has some 1/2" hex's pre-cut that you can use.

Barbara Brackman's blog has this wonderful post on working with Vintage patchwork blankets. I could flip through her blog for ages, such lovely posts and information about being a Quilt Historian!

picture via Film in the Fridge

As for me, I don't think I will have the patience to be able to make a whole blanket, but maybe some accents on my bags or a brooch or two will quench my hex thirst.


Anonymous said...

I hope you use fabric glue stick rather then stitch basting the papers. I have it on good authority that the glue stick saves lots of time.

CurlyPops said...

I really like the pink one with the random hexes. That's right up my alley. I could never make enough hexagons to fill anything!