|Hexie Flower Basket|
Quiltmaker assigns each 12" block to one of four categories - Applique, Foundation-Pieced, Mixed Technique and Pieced. Hexie Flower Basket is included in the Mixed Technique section since my block contains traditional piecing and both hand and machine applique. My block, It All Adds up, was included in Pieced section of 100 Blocks Vol. 13.
Here, I was auditioning the placement of the hexagon flower on the basket. You can also see the scrappy background which was pieced from a charm pack of Modern Background Paper by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics.
|Deciding on placement of the hexagon flower|
I wanted the leaves to contrast with the gray basket fabric and compliment the hexagon flower made from two Cotton and Steel prints, Dining car in Coral and XOXO in Dandelion. I chose this bright green Grid from the Spin collection by Windhan Fabrics.
|Auditioning placement of the hexagon flower and green leaf fabric|
Once I received my copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks in the mail and actually saw my block in print, I realized that I had gone to all the work of piecing the background and there really wasn't enough contrast.
|Hexie Flower Basket on pg. 30 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 14|
I decided to make another block, this time using two alternating prints for the background. Although subtle, there is enough contrast to see I actually made the effort to piece the background. With the exception of the solid fabric used for the basket handle, this Hexie Flower Basket block is made from various Cotton and Steel prints.
|Hexie Flower Basket made from Cotton and Steel prints|
For this hexagon flower, I fussy cut the flower petals and describe my fussy cutting method in yesterday's post using an acrylic template and hexagon papers by Paper Pieces who is generously sponsoring a giveaway for both!
Giveaway #1. The editors at Quiltmaker are sponsoring a giveaway for one copy of 100 Blocks Vol.14 and will mail the magazine directly to you anywhere worldwide.
Giveaway #2. I will mail a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 14 to one lucky commenter to anywhere worldwide.
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Visit Quiltmaker's blog, Quilty Pleasures, each day this week for links to participating blogs and enter for some great giveaways! To see all of the creative and original blocks in this issue, 100 Blocks Vol. 14 is available on the newsstands now or you can order 100 blocks from Quiltmaker.