This month at my Accuquilt Go! Club I featured the equilateral triangle dies and the hexagon die since I think most people are unaware how they work. Well while I was prepping I realized that my little 2" square leaders and enders (L&E) perfectly fit over the small hexagon! So I got the idea to do a different L&E project.
Not sure what L&E are? You can check out my video here.
Don't get me wrong - you know I love my 2" squares but I have been doing 2" square L&E for over 10 years now and I felt like a bit of a change ;-)
I decided to use these two dies 55011 and 55079. The hexagon die and the corresponding equilateral triangle die. Here is a video on the the two dies together put out by Accuquilt. These two dies are designed to work together so that you can easily construct a hexagon quilt without having to hand sew the hexis together or do any Y-seams.
Something else that I learned after playing a bit more is that 6 of the equilateral triangles together form a hexi of the corresponding size! How cool is that!? You could have a pieced hexi next to a solid hexi - super cool.
I also decided to go a bit more planned than scrappy with this one and I chose red and white prints and white for the triangles.
How yummy is this!? I will add the small tiny little white triangles to two sides of the hexi L&E style and slowly work up a quilt with tiny little cutie hexis in red and whites! I think this is going to look so cute when it is finished. I am not sure what size I will end up with or anything like that as I have not thought that far ahead yet. I am excited to start a new L&E project after 10 years of 2" squares. I will eventually go back to my 2" squares of course but for now - this is a fun new twist!
So what do you think? Anyone in to start this new L&E project with me??