I love the little boys playing around doing brainy things.
You might remember the This Way and That Quilt I made with these fabrics for my nephew.
I bought a bunch of the fabrics about 8 months ago to make the hexagon quilt for Anson. Yeah, I know...his is still unfinished...it'll get done sometime...
Anyway, I had lots of these 5" equilateral triangles left over after cutting out Anson's hexagons. I'm always a sucker for scraps, and with these all being cut to the same size, I just couldn't toss them. Then I saw this quilt from Lee at Freshly Pieced and I knew exactly what kind of quilt those triangles would go into.
I kept the stripes all going the same direction and tried to balance the amount of red, green, and blue through the quilt, but still let there be clumps of each one in a few places.
We've been getting more fall weather lately, so I'm going to have to be make sure to take advantage of good weather when I get it. The sky was beautiful when I was photographing it...perfect rocket launching weather.
I wanted something basic and simple for the back since the front has a lot going on with it. I opted for the blue polka dots from the front and Kona White and Grass Green in off center stripes for the back.
The binding is machine sewn from Kona Grass Green.
I quilted in white about 1/4 inch off the seam on both sides, so that the overall pattern is lots of triangles with these fun six pointed stars in each place the triangles meet.
I love how it looks on the back.
I've listed it in my shop.
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Wipe Clean Doodles from Lisa @ Usbourne Books
|Drawing,Doodling and Coloring Book from Lisa @ Usbourne Books|
Tuxedo Collection Fabric Bundle - From Sisters and Quilters
Hexies by Halves PDF Quilt Pattern - From Pieces by Polly