I was going through my downloads today and found these photos of a quilt I made for my youngest niece this summer. The side with the 9 hexagons is the “front” and is based on the Brighton Rock pattern by Australian quilters Sarah Fielke and Kathy Doughty. The back was going to be a series of nestled hexagons (like I did here), but I worked too quickly and ended up with a piece that wouldn’t lie flat. (The fact that I rarely pay attention to bias when I piece – working instead to use fabric as efficiently as possible or to have the pattern go in some direction that pleases me – probably contributed to this state of affairs.)
So I cut the back into six equal triangles and joined them with strips of the same bright blue fabric I’d used for the center hexagon. I’m glad I made the mistake, because I think the back now looks much better as a spiderweb/star than it did as nestled hexagons.
Per my usual modus operandi, the fabric is mostly recycled – either from worn-out clothes or scraps from other projects.
I hired out the quilting on this one.