Anthea at Hibiscus Stitches as we Piece Ourselves Together. Thank you Anthea.
First an update on my hexie table topper which is now complete
and residing on top of my freshly painted chest of drawers.
In her last EPP post Anthea mentioned a new stitch along that was being organised by Barbara Brackman. Out of curiosity I visited Barbara's blog Material Culture
and read about the Morris Hexathon. Well of course, one look and I was hooked! Now as you know this is my Year of the UFO with no new large projects LOL. Well, I lasted 5 months and here I am with a new large project.
Anyway, back to the Hexathon. For 26 weeks Barbara is going to release the pattern for a large hexagon a week each linking in some way to William Morris. The finished hexagons are 8 1/2" across with 4" sides. On her blog Barbara is showing the hexagons being made with beautiful William Morris inspired fabric. Now I would love to have bought some of this fabric but my stash was saying noooo! Then I remembered this lovely collection of Kona solids which I won a couple of years ago and have been saving for a special project.
So this was my first hexagon called Westminster Star.
Well that was easy I thought - I wonder if I could make a smaller version using 1" diamonds? So I did.
So of course now that is waht I am doing with them all. The other blocks so far are Crystal Palace
Right, I am posting this before our connection goes again!