Last fall I was asked to do a program for a local quilter's group. We settled on scheduling it in February and I set off to create a fabulous new quilt and presentation. I was intrigued by hexagons and the beautiful hexi quilts I had seen pop up on blogs and in quilt shows. So with a theme, I was off and running.
It seemed like a good idea to play in paper first. This piece is actually made from leaves and paper using bee's wax as the glue:
It was followed by alot of hexi play dates:
After a few weeks of design and play, I jumped into making my Hexi Collage Quilt:
This is a full size quilt that used pieces of indigo dyed fabric that I picked up at quilt shows over the years. The appliqued butterflies came from a shop in Copenhagen that I visited in the fall. Fabric pieces also include old linens, an iced dyed table cloth, and a vest that was my fathers.