Turkey Tracks: May 21, 2014
Honeycomb Hand-Sewing Project
Well, isn’t this fun?
This piece will be finished when I complete the circle of white English Paper Piecing templates–which I bought from Alewives Quilting in Damariscotta, Maine.
Lucy Boston pioneered this “honeycomb” quilting. A “honeycomb” is a hexagon, but with an elongated top and bottom side.
Here’s the “how to” and inspirational book by Linda Franz.
And here’s some ideas of how the honeycombs can be combined. Lucy Boston used combinations of 24 honeycombs ringed by 24 white honeycombs. I started with the top left version.
I’m probably only going to do four of these in shades of red and green and link them into a four-patch. Or, as a banner.
The “blocks” are joined by a series of squared. And if one wanted to make something bigger that gets squared off, one needs a series of templates that will “square off” the blocks. You can order those or make them yourself as the patterns are in the book.
I am joining the pieces with the method Leah Day demonstrated on a utube video. I posted that link on this blog earlier, but you can google Leah Day and “English Paper Piecing” for the series of three videos. I like this method because it does not show the whip-stitch stitches on the front.