Hexagon quilt blocks with Heartland fabrics by Pat Bravo Art Gallery Fabrics
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Quilt in Progress: Hexagon Evolution

Hexagon quilt blocks with Heartland fabrics by Pat Bravo Art Gallery Fabrics

So, I was really excited to get my hands on Pat Bravo’s recent collection, Heartland, for Art Gallery Fabrics…the prints are beautiful and the colors are so soft and serene. I always love a primary color scheme: shades of yellow, pink (I am not a red person), and blue. I met Pat at Market in May in Salt Lake City and her booth for Heartland was amazing, as usual, so I knew I wanted to make something with her beautiful fabrics.

This is one of those quilts that did not end up as I had planned. I had a design sketched and planned for hexagons and even started cutting it out: large whole hexagons and triangles that would be set together to make a secondary pattern.

diamond and triangle quilt blocks with Heartland fabrics by Pat Bravo Art Gallery Fabrics

I didn’t end up liking the layout combining triangles and hexagons…the contrast wasn’t right and the design got lost in the prints of the fabrics (#quiltfail )

So I played about with several different layouts and added the diamond shapes to make the triangles bigger…and landed on this pretty star block!

hexagon star quilt blocks with Heartland fabrics by Art Gallery Fabrics

Then I was faced with another dilemma: how to set the stars together? Again, I auditioned a couple of ideas, including setting triangles between, smaller stars alternated in…but none were right. In the end, I decided to just sew them together as is, honeycomb style. My mom was here visiting for bit and she finished piecing the top for me.

So this quilt was quite a process, but lots of fun. It’s never bad when you get to be sewing with beautiful fabrics, Aurifil thread, and solving a design challenge! I can’t wait to show you the finished quilt.

Have a great weekend!



2 thoughts on “Quilt in Progress: Hexagon Evolution

  1. Angie in SoCal says:

    Love it! Look forward to seeing the whole quilt top.

  2. Lori says:

    I would love to see a pattern made for this. What a great save for all the work and beautiful fabric you started with. It’s all ways wonderful when a “failure” turns out even better than what you started out to do. I can see so many possibilities for this pattern!

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