Do you need one more reason to paper piece hexagons?
Try some hexagon cubes- learn how to sew two different cube designs.
You could use this design….
or this one:
3D Effect Guaranteed!
The quilt should be a wall hanging, it has to hang on the wall so that you can see the 3D effect. You can make how many cubes you want. A quick project needs only three cubes.
Choosing the colors for the cubes
For every cube you need three shades of the same color. Try to have some contrast between them.
In the picture below, the combination “dark green-medium purple-light blue” (the picture on the right) is better than “dark green-dark purple-dark blue “.
Make the center hexagon of the cube in a neutral color. It could be made out of the same fabric you will use for the background.
The cubes will be appliqued on a background fabric so that the final quilt will be even larger.
The design below requires 61 hexagons for each cube.
For this design you need only 37 hexagons.
And here are my fabrics- from the Fusions collection by Robert Kaufman.
Tips for cutting hexagon templates and printable hexagon sheets