I recently did a book review for Ayumi Takahashi’s Patchwork, Please! and fell in love with all of the fun projects.
I was very pleased to find that this book was one of our options for Gifty Galore this year! Before opening the book again, I already knew I wanted to make the Happy Hexagon Trivets. I had not yet ventured into the world of paper piecing, but was assured by my always encouraging co-workers that I would be able to handle it.
Knowing I wouldn’t be able to keep my hands off the new Quilter’s Candy Novelty Flannels (Shake it Up! and Winter Flurry) for too long, I took advantage of the opportunity and snatched those up along with some coordinating Quilter’s Candy Flannel Basics. I started sewing the first weekend I had free time and was able to whip up a happy little trivet in no time. Not truly knowing what to expect with paper piecing, I found it was a bit confusing at first. However, after the first round I knew more about what I was doing and was amazed at how pointy my points were. Which, as a beginner, it’s quite an amazing feat.
The first trivet sewed up so quickly, and I had so much fun watching the paper piecing progress into a finished project that I couldn’t stay away and ended up making a second trivet. So far I only have the top done, but I figure I have a few months to quilt and bind it before it’s actually time to use these festive trivets anyhow.
I love how scrap-friendly this project and lots of other projects in Ayumi’s book are. I have a feeling I’ll be resorting to this project in the future and probably giving some of the other great-looking projects a try as well.