strings quilt. With hexagons all the rage lately in the quilting world, I have been interested in making a quilt incorporating them, but wasn't sure where to go with it. This idea popped into my head a few weeks ago. I thought it would be fun to try doing a mini strings hexagon quilt. I'm pretty sure the idea started forming after seeing these potholders from jaybird quilts. I went into this envisioning it to be a baby quilt/playmat, but after making it, I'm not quite sure. It could also be used as a table topper for a square table. It was completely an experiment. I just wanted to see how it would work out.
I simply cut 60 degree paper triangles 18 inches tall and started paper piecing my strips. This height worked perfect as the triangle base was about 20 inches, and I was using fat quarters. Any larger triangles would require strips the width of the fabric. The fabric strips vary in cut width from 1.25 to 2.5 inches. The fabric is Verna from Kate Spain. It was all scraps from my whirly-gig quilt.
Here are my triangles before trimming.
I love the back. Sometimes backs are just my favorite. The white border was a unplanned. I realized after cutting and sewing the hexagon section that I was just a few inches short on the green (Kona Tarragon) so I improvised.