You knew I couldn’t stop with the .50″ size, right? Of course you did!
Yesterday I hunted and hunted for something that was going to work for fussy cutting/printing for the centre hexagons in the block but found nothing that appealed. So I pulled out some of the fabrics I used for the Tiffany Lamp New York Beauty quilt top and printed enough hexagons from the .75″ Inklingo 90-degree hexagon collection to make a few of the larger Patchwork of the Crosses blocks.
They’re now nestled in with the itty bitty .50″ hexagons.
I love the shimmer of the metallic fabrics in this little Patchwork of the Crosses block. It went together very quickly – and I think I’ve found a stitching sequence that makes it super fast to stitch these. I’ll have to experiment with that a bit more, but once I’ve sorted it out I’ll do a quick tutorial on my stitching sequence.
A quarter inch doesn’t sound like a big difference, does it?
Well, look at these two 90-degree hexagons side by side – the .75″ and .50″ ones.
Then put the blocks side by side and you really see a difference.
And just to emphasize the point, a penny in the centre of each block.
I loved making both of these little blocks and know I’m going to continue making them as I have ideas for quilts using each size. But I’m going back to the butterfly kaleidoscope stars as I don’t want them to languish.
Jake’s favourite spot – stretched out across the chair and footstool.
This picture of Baxter is one of the best we have of him so far, I think. I love how well it shows off his ear tufts.