Once upon a time at secondary school I did some patchwork in a sewing lesson. Quite simple really – nine squares cut and hand sewn together and then another nine squares , then all sewn together to make a simple drawstring bag. However there was a problem – despite carefully cutting out squares and sewing carefully together, nothing was quite straight and so my nine squares were wonky…..
It put me off patchwork for a long, long time ….until a few years ago I stumbled across Soulemama‘s blog and learnt about wonky log cabins and quilting as you go. It was a revelation! Since then I have made my sons a quilt each. First a wonky log cabin and then inspired by Soulemama’s string quilt, a string quilt for son number two. Although they both took a while I was really pleased with the results. Soulemama had taken the pressure off – wonky was OK!
So this week inspired by various pictures of hexagon quilts on Pinterest and elsewhere I thought I’d try a new skill….
So I carefully printed out some hexagons
carefully cut them out
chose some fabric
and following this tutorial carefully started stitching
I carefully sewed the outer six together ready to put the centre one…
It was wonky and so ….
….. is there such a thing as wonky hexagon piecing?