Introducing Darby Road!
Now onto our only paper-pieced project for our Spring patterns, Darby Road! This fun take on hexagons is pieced in half-hexagons and sewn together in rows, so there are no y-seams or tricky construction. Darby Road is a fun pattern to experiment with color placement and create a plethora of different looks!
Darby Road Pattern Facts
- Pattern includes 3 different sizes: Tall (32" x 40"), Grande (46" x 56") and Venti (60" x 72").
- Blocks are made as half-hexagons and sewn into rows.
- Letter-size Foundation Papers and the Add-A-Quarter Ruler are recommended.
- Play with color placement to create a surprise 3D visual effect.
- Pattern is available in PDF and paper form.
- Techniques used: paper-piecing.
- No Y-seams!
For the cover quilt, we placed a black and white doodle print in the center of the hexagons, surrounded by a black tonal fabric, then by a gray tonal fabric and finally by a solid white. We replaced the gray in 21 hexagons with bright colorful solids and arranged them to create a cascade of color down the quilt diagonally.
We photographed the Darby Road cover quilt outside of a winery in Woodinville, WA. Kristy climbed the fire escape and held the quilt over the edge as I snapped photos below. This was the perfect location not only because the quilt pops off the brick background, but because we named Darby Road after one of our favorite wineries, Darby.
In true Sass fashion, we made a few versions of Darby Road. The back cover quilt was made using Rae Ritchie's new Chroma Basics for Dear Stella. I pulled four fabrics - three corals and a light blue and made all the hexagons identical.
The tall-size of this pattern is perfect for a crib quilt or wallhanging. Kristy quilted this version with wavy lines that follow the zig-zagging angles of the hexagons.
We made a few more versions that we unfortunately did not snap any photos of! We made a gorgeous batik quilt with Anthology Batiks, a scrappy low volume version that is now hanging in my apartment (pictures will be taken as soon as it is clean!) and a rainbow quilt made up in the Claude Monet line from Robert Kaufman Fabrics (see it here!). Once these quilts are back in our hands, I will snap some photos and share them!
The Darby Road pattern is available in PDF and paper. If you make this quilt or any other Sassafras Lane project, we would love to see it! Send us photos, post them to our Flickr group or use our #sassafraslane hashtag on Instagram!
For 48 hours only we are having a little flash sale on Darby Road patterns! Take 25% off the pattern with the code DARBY25. Sale will be from 7/9 - 7/10 PST.