Jane demonstrated a fussy-cut hexagon quilt last month. She's made many of these from Asian and African inspired fabrics that are beautifully sophisticated. Although I admire them, I need another baby quilt. Think small and happy. A bit more than two yards of cheerful fabric created this top measuring about 48" by 52".
|Midnight Snack quilt|
|Midnight Snacks by Alexander Henry|
The first layout was too busy. (Funny. I usually use 50-200 fabrics in a quilt but using one is "too busy.") I wanted a place to rest my eyes. I forgot to take photos until solids were added but you can get a feel for it by looking at the lower right of the completed top.
|Trying out two possible solids to mix with this fabric|
|Previewing blue and yellow solids|
One of my favorite sextets is the group of cherries in the lower left. They are lost in the photo above so I added more solids and rearranged again to give them more presence.
|A third yellow star added to the lower left of the design.|
|Spinning ninja star from soda bottle and cherries.|
|Hamburger buns form the hexagon at the center of this star.|
|Hot dogs surround this hamburger star.|
Enjoy the day,