While I was in Norway, I was on a course with AnnAKa, and it was all about using a 60 degree triangular ruler. The first day we were learning all about making half-hexagons, and Ann's sample was a beautiful runner with "Cupcakes" that looked really nice.....
.....however, I wanted to try something a little bit different, so I chose lots of brown fabrics from Lappedilla, using a mixture of cottons and batiks, and quilted several of the "chocolates" with a spiral pattern, and quilted lots of straight rows on the borders.....
.....I added some large "Suffolk Puffs" (also known as "Yo-Yo's") made with the Clover Yo-Yo maker that I bought from Quilters Haven, and used leftover scraps of fabric for these. Oh before I sewed them on, I dabbed a bit of "Roxanne's Basting Glue" onto the back of each one, to secure them to the runner, so I didn't stab myself with those fiddly little applique pins.....
.....and this is my finished result - it looks FAB-U-LOUS, even if I say so myself!! My very own "Box of Chocolates" - calorie-free!! I haven't quilted all the hexagons - I thought it would add a bit of "texture" to leave some plain - so left the batik ones - but I might go back and add some quilting to them - what do you think??
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