I started this small quilt last year – my first time ever using english paper piecing! Making those little hexagons is very portable, and addictive. Before I knew it, I had quite a collection of them and started sewing them together.
It’s hard to know when to stop because there isn’t a natural edge to stop you.
After I got it about where I wanted it, I evened up the edges so it was rectangular. I did sew the batting and backing on, then cut through the half of the hexies that ran off the edge. I didn’t bother hand sewing all those half hexies just to gain one more inch on the edges!
As for the quilting, I was going to quilt in such a way that there would be 3 lines through each hexagon – in essence dividing each hexie 6 ways. After the first pass, I decided it worked just like this, so I stopped.
Here you can see the back – a fun pink polka-dot print!