I've been wanting to try out hexagons. Experiment #1 was machine pieced using these tutorials as a guide. rather than marking each hexagon, i used my 1/4" foot and put pieces of painter's tape on my machine to mark where i should line up the seams. the design was very much influenced by this lovely pillow, though i thought it would be less stressful to start with larger hexagons.
I used the 3" hexagon template from Lady Harvatine with some scraps and kona stone. this mini-quilt is about 18x15. machine piecing hexagons isn't terribly hard but it's fairly tedious. against my better judgment, i FMQ little hills. i debated ripping it out because i really hate the way it looks but i got lazy. i do like the quilting pattern, just not with this particular quilt. if i were to do it all over again i'd probably handquilt to outline the hexagons. but that's what Experiment #2 is for.
the backing is a lecien fabric and the binding is connecting threads. one of these days i will actually get around to hanging up all the miniquilts i've made.
if you are a regular reader of my blog, it probably won't be a surprise to learn that i am not a big fan of traditional fall colors. pairing brights with toned down neutrals and browns is about as Autumn as i get. Still this actually is fairly Fall-tinged for me (I used stone and brown instead of grey! plus...orange!) so I'm contributing this to Celebrate Color.