hexie mini

I have this strange relationship with epp hexagons. I love basting them and turning them into hexagon flowers, but once that part is done I get stuck. The whole project then feels too traditional and not very "me".

A few weeks back I made six scrappy flowers which I loved very much, but only when I looked at them separately. Once I placed them all next to each other, they seemed to completely loose their charm and became a jumble of many hexagons.

Then I came across Malka's gorgeous mini quilts and I knew rightaway what to do with my hexies.

I surrounded my scrappy flowers with white hexies to make them shine and stand on their own and turned them into a  mini quilt.

I then did very heavy diagonal quilting which I think was a perfect complement, as well as contrast to this traditional pattern.

And, just like Malka did, I rounded the corners and used white binding to finish this mini off.

I love how it turned out, I think it makes for such a pretty, happy mini quilt, don't you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by. Svetlana