Storybook Hexagons!


I am utterly smitten with this project.  I came across some super cute fabric with storybook and folksy prints at Super Buzzy, and I could not contain myself.  I had to have it.  So I bought it, with plans to make fussy-cut hexagons for a child’s quilt.

I love this fabric.  There’s three different prints in these photos: a storybook print with stamps and German words, a Scandinavian folk art-style print, and a print of music students with little berets–so French!  It’s a multicultural hexie extravaganza quilt!

I finished piecing the hexagon “blossoms” this morning, and I’m spending whatever free time I can find cutting up fabric for the rest of the blocks.  I’m leaning towards a red, pink, and aqua color theme–definitely feminine, but not in-your-face with the pink, because a lot of moms don’t like that for some reason.  (I’m not one of those moms, but I do also enjoy a non-traditional take on “girl” colors.)

I do not currently possess any fabric that I like for the background of the appliques, so my hands are tied until I can make a trip to the fabric store.  I’m cutting strips for string piecing until that time.  I am so excited for this quilt!

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