It's fair to say I've become a little bit obsessed with sewing hexagons of late, and with Easter fast approaching I could think of no better excuse to stop by a little sewing centre that I drive past everyday (Camberwell Sewing Centre if you're in the area) and pick up a few fat quarters in Easter type colours.
My plan was to make a little individual hexagon baskets as table decorations for Easter Sunday and if you've got the time, I think they do make a lovely display.
What you'll need:
Hexagon paper pieces
4 different coloured fat quarter
Needles, cotton and scissors.
I made my basket using half inch hexagons and squares, but for larger baskets, feel free to use one inch hexagons and squares
Using main colour, cut 7 hexagons and sew onto paper (there's a great sewing hexagon tutorial at Connecting Threads ) cut and sew three hexagons from two further colours. With remaining colour cut and sew six squares
Use the main pattern as the centre hexagon and surround with six hexagons in further two colours . Sew into place as shown. Sew six squares to form curve in the bowl base and finish with top layer of six hexagons in main pattern fabric.
I didn't end up with a lot of time to line my little basket with anything other than Easter Eggs, but I'm sure they'll look lovely with a little bit of fabric sewn inside to hide all the seams.