Half inch hexagons.
English Paper pieced over a several year period ---set in an arrangement reminiscent of “Boston Commons” in design….WIDE variety of scraps and colors, complete mix of genres and eras --- little bits of everthing!
After I stopped gasping and drooling, and other students were done saying “I could never, I would never ---“ she reiterated what I love to hear. This was made completely in bits of “Found Time” – those moments when you are sitting in a guild meeting, or in a doctor’s office, or on a trip, or when you just need something mindless to do – even when the light is not great.
That’s why I like English paper piecing. I can baste blind folded on a bumpy plane ride if I have to…it gets to the point where you do it by feel more than you do by sight --- and here is the results of her labors ---many small moments of found time:
Yes, she laid it on the floor!
Take a good long look at the half-hexagons…she wanted a sharp dividing line between the dark and the light areas!
The explanation was given that she sewed two rectangles together first, pressing the seam open and centering the hexagon over the seam before trimming to shape and continuing with the basting.
Close up of split hexie edge!
Close up of the center.
Susan is an amazing quilter, and the owner of Quilt Asylum in McKinney, TX --- just wait until you see some of her other beauties!