So, I decided I would have to use hexagon paper and play with color ideas.
here at printable paper.net-- although there are lots of sites you can do this.
I thought of doing this with pencil crayons, which would have been fine, but I remembered that on my Electric Quilt 6 program, there is the option of making one block quilts, and sure enough I could do it on the computer.
At first I thought of just spacing them with a row of black and white hexagons, but I didn't find this particularly appealing.
So I started thinking of combining a variety of sizes.
eventually I came up with this panel:
I printed out a paper copy of this plan to refer to as i stitch.
This was a good idea, since it's a bit complicated to try to remember. Also this way I can count the number of hexagons I need from each fabric. So for example, I need 207 black and white ones.
Then I realized that I have to start putting the whole thing together in sections in order to reuse some of the paper templates.
|this is the center diamond, with a row of black and white hexagons on the top left edge.|
Next, I made the section that ajoins this edge, so I can join them now!
This is actually a lot of fun.