Turkey Tracks: March 23, 2016
Katja Marek’s EPP: THE NEW HEXAGON
Katja Marek has designed 52 hexagon blocks, each of which has been split into interesting shapes.
AND, there are many ways to use these blocks.
AND, there are many ways to make these blocks.
First, you can use other shapes to combine the hexagons into a quilt, like the triangles on the cover.
Like THE FARMER’S WIFE books, each block has a female name.
You can draw your own templates. Or, you can go to English Paper Piecing LLC and buy the pieces for each block. I bought the whole package to make all 52 blocks. AND/OR, you can buy a set of acrylic templates that help you fussy cut and/or make your own paper pieces. (I’m going to try to make my “fussy cut” pieces by tracing pieces onto template plastic.)
BUT, BUT, BUT, what I discovered in the past few days is that Marek is ALSO making these blocks into finished tiny quilts that you then sew together to make a quilt. They are SO CUTE! Each has a neutral low-volume fabric border.
Here are some pics from Instagram:
A single “quilt-let”:
And several in a pile:
I’m going to do this latter project BEFORE doing a project linked by the triangles.
These blocks, without the neutral border, have three-inch sides.
The English Paper Piecing LLC site has materials for BOTH Marek’s projects: the Millifiore quilt I’m going to do AND these little “quilt-lets.” The book has the three-inch blocks and the English PP LLC site also has a four-inch project.