It's been 10 whole years since I started this blog and one of the first projects I blogged about were these English Paper Pieced hexagon flowers:
These little cuties measure just 1/2" on each side, and I had a lot of fun with fussy cuts and 1930's reproduction fabrics. Back in 2009, I had a stack of 40 finished hexies, each with a yellow center.
I had always planned to make them into a table runner but instead, they had been stored away in the 30's fabric stash. The idea of making lots and lots of white hexies to join them into a grandmother's flower garden was an intimidating prospect.
At this point, I can't help but think of that line from Beauty and the Beast:
Really? Ten years!
We have already done the color red, but I could work on the green for this month and still have orange, blue, purple and pink to work on in future months.
I decided I want the appliqued blocks to finish at 3 1/2 inches.
I cut white background squares to 5 inches to give me some wiggle room that I can trim later, and appliqued my first green hexagon.
Over the course of the next week, I finished the applique on the rest of the greens:
I'm really looking forward to getting these hexagons sewn up and put together into a quilt.
And speaking of green hexagons...here is a handy wearable magnet that I use when doing handwork as a place to capture pins:
So... to Deb A. and the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, thank you for getting me going again on these little lovelies.