Sunday, October 24, 2010

Playing With Solids

A few months ago, the internet was awash with awesome pieced hexagon quilts, thanks to the Hexagon Quilt-Along over at
Of course I signed up, and I decided to use my Kona brights roll-up, but even though this design was super easy, I managed to get sidetracked (as usual) and my hexies got forgotten for a while.  Here’s how far I got:

Well I was looking at quilt pics (fabric porn) on Flickr recently, and came across this unique and lovely quilt.

The dark & light brown combo gives it such a funky, retro look, don’t you think?  I’d love to add a similar dark & light brown double sashing to my hexagons so they can be retro-funky too. 

Figuring out how to add sashing to hexagons is a challenge, but I’m determined to make it happen.  Let me know if you have any advice!

In other Kona Solids news, I received these 4 fat quarters at the Philly Modern Quilt Guild meeting last week for our next challenge quilt project. 

We’re allowed to add one yard of any fabric or fabrics we choose, not including backing and binding.  I love these challenges and I have a pretty good idea of where I might go with this one!  



  1. Sashing? yeesh. I'm sure you'll figure it out!

  2. I can't wait to see the finished product! I really like it. As always, super jealous.

  3. i love seeing the hexagons in solids... i think no matter which way you go you'll end up with a beautiful quilt!