The Hex N More ruler by Jaybird Quilts arrived in the shop yesterday. I took it home with the Candy Dish pattern, cut the project out and sewed the top to completion (after dinner too!) It takes a lot to motivate me to sew in the evening after a long day at work. Once I got started I couldn’t stop!
Candy Dish uses 16 charm squares and two strips of fabric to make the small background triangles. I did this top with a French General pack I had in my stash and the Robert Kaufman Cotton Linen Chambray. It’s a gorgeous combination but… piecing small triangles of oh-so-stretchy-linen was’t a very well thought out selection!
Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts designed the ruler along with 4 new patterns that use it:
- Candy Dish – 16″ Square Pillows
- Tasty – Table Runner
- Wonton – Quilt in Baby, Lap and Twin
- Northern Lights – Quilt in Baby, Lap, Twin, Queen and King (I want to make this one next!)
As a bit of a math geek I’m totally intrigued by the geometry of how the shapes combine. The image above shows the different shapes that can be cut from the ruler, inside the instruction packet are lots of examples of how the shapes can be used individually or combined to make bigger units. Absolutely fascinating thinking about the design possibilities. Julie is a very smart girl. I’m predicting the Hex N More is the next big thing.
Happy Weekend Sewing! xo Kathy