Maths and Knitting/Crochet: Tesselation

Maths and Knitting/Crochet: Tesselation

Why do we always make blankets from squares and hexagons? Why not regular pentagons, heptagons or nonagons? I'll give you a clue.......... it is something to do with the angles. Squares fit together nicely with no gaps so they tessllate. That's why I used them for my lampshade. I decided to make Continue reading

hexagon patchwork pin cushions

hexagon patchwork pin cushions

I have wanted to try the English paper piecing method for hexagon patchwork for a while and so I suggested making these small pin cushions to my knitting group on Tuesday evening. Everyone brought their fabric and a needle, thread and scissors. I took lots of tiny paper hexagons which I drew on Continue reading

A handmade pink hexagon quilt

A handmade pink hexagon quilt

So I have a friend who is due a granddaughter next month and on finding out that I have made quilts before (only 2) asked me if I could make one in baby pink and white for the new baby. I am not the pinkest of people but thoroughly enjoyed selecting the fabric, choosing the design and making this Continue reading