Today I would like to introduce you to Loverly, a sweet and simple table runner featured in my new book, Adventures in Hexagons!
Although this table runner appears at the beginning of the book, I designed it at the end of the book creating process. When I started reviewing projects and instructions, I realized that I needed a simple project to introduce concepts before leaping straight in to larger quilts.
Here’s a picture from IG when I first started working on the project. Hard to imagine that was already more than a year ago! Such a challenge to keep projects a secret!!
Multi-Size hexagon blocks
Loverly plays with two block sizes from the book: Singles and Triples. I love the ability to feature different sizes of design elements in a hexagon quilt. No one-patch layouts here! The mini-quilts below illustrate the concept of varying sizes of hexagon motifs. I’ll introduce you to the other three motifs in later posts. Every quilt in my book draws from this concept of using fabric placement to convey the idea of multi-sized elements.
This fall, I hope to start teaching classes from my book. I’m making two more color versions of Loverly: one patriotic, and one in harvest colors, to use as class samples. I’m piecing mine by hand, because I love the simple rhythm of hand-sewing. However, you could just as easily make this runner with Inklingo, English Paper Piecing, or by machine.
What’s your favorite way to sew hexagons?
Happy Valentine’s Day!!