Friday, June 1, 2012

Stitchery on the road

To pass the time on our drive to South Carolina, I did a little English paper-piecing using a fun tile pattern from the Jinny Beyer book I got for Christmas last year. The colors were selected for the May Color Palette Challenge.
May 2012 Color Palette Challenge photo
I started with some spot-on perfect fabric that I had in my Strategic Reserves (used as the hexagons), and added a few bright batiks and some white for the background triangles. Although I wish the yellow batik squares were bright orange instead, I really like this blockless tiling pattern. I am considering making one of these in slightly larger scraps, with a pale neutral hexagon as the background, and unplanned darks as the squares and triangles (in which case, I think the pattern is called "Jack's Chain").
English paper piecing! Each seam is 2" long.

I'm really looking forward to June's challenge...another great photo:
June's Color Palette Challenge photo


  1. Wow, this looks really complicated to create.

  2. Your May challenge quilt is wonderful and you really hit the photo dead on. I love what you chose for the pattern, it does look like those ribbon candies too. Great job!!

  3. I love the palette colours with that pattern. I look forward to your June entry :)