Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Two more hexagon blocks for the Empire Quilt

Tomorrow I leave for Peterborough, Ontario where I will be doing a trunk show and teaching. I can't wait to share my work with others. My hope is that they go home and want to sew, sew, sew!

Before I go I thought I would share two more hexagon blocks from The Empire Quilt which will be the subject of my 2016 Quilt Along. Both were made primarily of leftover bits and pieces from other projects. I love the first block made up of four hexagons. They look like lazy diamonds laying on their sides! I think it would be fun to make an entire quilt of these guys! Right now I am searching for the blue paisley in the bottom middle. I have a fat quarter that I putt somewhere safe but where that is I just can't say at the moment. I've torn the place apart searching for it and have no doubt that it will eventually turn up!

I wasn't crazy about this second hexagon block but as you will soon see it looks good in the finished quilt top! I love the green bubble fabric and have only a tiny piece left. I do have plans for it in the near future.

That's it for today. I must get back to my packing. Until I post again, happy sewing!

Karen H


  1. Have a wonderful trip. Love the hexies.

  2. Safe travels. I'm sure it will be a wonderful show.

  3. Best wishes for your trunk show and safe journey. My son was born in Peterborough- Cambridgeshire, England that is!

  4. I love the diamond shapes and you are right--they would make a great quilt all on their own! I hope your blue fabric turns up--if you are like me, it's hiding in plain sight--lol!

  5. Have a wonderful trip.

  6. Happy travels!! I'm really loving where your Empire Quilt is going. Enjoy the applause.