“From bees’ honeycombs to the Giant’s Causeway, hexagonal patterns are prevalent in nature due to their efficiency.” – Wikipedia

I am notorious round these parts for my unfinished craft projects, so I thought I would share some ‘work in progress’. Coincidentally, both of my current projects have a hexagonal shape in common. There is something very lovely about hexagons isn’t there? They are a very natural shape, maybe that’s why they are so appealing to the eye? Maybe I’ve just been living in Reading too long?

Hexagonal paperpieced patchworkThis is my first attempt at paperpiecing and my first attempt at patchworking anything other than curtains. So far I have learnt that little pieces are fiddly and time consuming, but I am loving the finished effect. The fabric is a mixture of vintage sheet pieces and fat quarters from the lovely Darn it and Stitch in Oxford. Hopefully, when finished it will be a cushion cover to go in the Tiny Overlord’s room. One day. Maybe.

Hexagonal knitted piecesHexagonal project in progress number 2 is of a knitted variety and are the ‘hexi-flat’ version of the pieces that make up the infamous Beekeeper’s Quilt. I started making these pieces last year, I loved them but had lost motivation to continue with them for a while. I’ve dug them out as they are a fantastic project to travel with and where I wasn’t sure I’d ever be able to make enough to make an adult sized quilt, I think they would probably make a rather fabulous blanket for a small person. If I get it finished while they are still small at least. Maybe if I hang around them long enough some of that hexagonal efficiency will rub off on me?