I just love how stacks of basted hexagons look: so much color and promise. Another mini charm pack (2 1/2″ squares) done.
As before, I used each fabric pattern on the 1″ hexagons and used all of the repeat fabrics to make two 1/2″ hexagons. If the colors work out, one each of the 1/2″ hexagons will get added to my hexagon diamonds project, “I’m Not a Machine”, and the other will get added to the as-yet-unnamed scrappy small hexes project. The 1″ hexagons will become…something. Dunno yet.
Here they are, all spread out. This pack, “One for You, One for Me” had 28 patterns, with 14 repeated. Honestly, I’m glad to see all of the repeats. The tone-on-tone swirls will be perfect for “I’m Not a Machine”. The dots might, too.
I’m a little disappointed at how the large-scale patterns get lost on the 1″ hexagons. I mean, I expected that, but there’s something messy-looking about them. I’m still going to use them, but maybe I need to look for mini charm packs with more repeats and/or more basic patterns? I don’t even know how to do that, since the previews in the online stores just show the unique patterns and–duh, I just figured it out. Count the patterns shown and subtract from 42, which seems to be the standard number of pieces in Moda charm packs.
Maybe the little bits of the bigger patterns will be charming in whatever I make the 1″ hexagons into? I’ll just keep basting and see what I have and how they mix together when I have more.