However before I go shopping I have a few more hexagon rosettes for my Birds in the Loft quilt that I am working on. I had enough fabric to make six of the darker red hexagons so I divided them into two groups of three and I added three paprika coloured hexagons. I decided to make the centres different. There was no particular reason for this decision - I just felt like it! The bee fabric in the lower rosette was given to me by a Guild member. She got it in Japan!
This green fabric was a scrap in a grab bag. I cut carefully and was able to get two rosettes out if it! I love strong patterned prints like this because I can use the landmarks on the prints to line up my hexagons for fussy cutting. In this instance the print was nice and clear on the wrong side so the placement and cutting of the hexagons was quick and easy! It is the same as the method I described here however I could see the print on the back so it eliminated a step!
It is the same as the method I described here however I could see the print on the back so it eliminated a step! In this picture you can see how I lined up my paper templates on the landmarks.
I had a strip of black and white fabric in one of the scrap boxes but was only able to cut eight hexagons. I knew I had more of the fabric but just couldn't find it so I added four hexagons cut from a fabric of similar colour and value to make the bottom rosette. Wouldn't you know it......after I made that rosette I found the fabric! Oh well, I like the mixed up block anyway!
I know what I plan for the border and have selected the fabrics. The first step is to make test blocks to make sure that the fabrics work well together and that they will work with the quilt. This is the first test block. I used my "made fabric" method to make the pieced hexagons. I think that this colour combination will be fine but I'll sit with it a bit before I make the final decision.
I've still got one more rosette to make. I've selected the fabrics but not yet made the rosette. I will share that with you soon!
It is time for me to get a wiggle on so until I post again, happy sewing!