Sunday, March 3, 2013

Half hexagon project

This is my ongoing project with blue, green and black scraps. I've done some blocks the last week, and like to show you all.

Here is how I do it. First I cut paper templates. Then I cut the fabrics about 1/4" outside the edges of the paper. I sew the fabric around the paper, but do not sew through. That way I can use the paper again and again, as long as the shape is good. The edges of the hexagon templates are 1".

At last I make a block out of four half hexagons, as you can see in the last picture, and join the block to the quilt as I like the colours to be. Gives me a sort of a chevron pattern, and I've never seen anybody else doing it this way. Have you?

I've thought about making the colours the opposite way, the blue and green in the middle. Think that would have given me a butterfly row instead of a black zigzag. I have to try that next time.


Anonymous said...

Love it!!!! Your quilt is beautiful! This I must try :)
Gun, Sweden

Grit said...

It is so great.
Love the colors .

Grit from Germany,

Anonymous said...

I've not seen that done before, but I really like the way it goes together. Your colors here are favorites of mine, too!

Dorothea said...

I like the colors!
It is really beautiful

Glinda ♥ said...

Seriously?! How clever are you?! Beautiful work :)

Jarmila said...

Hello. It is nice works.
I like the hexagon.
It is a beautiful quilt. Jarmila

margaret said...

wonderful piece of stitchery

Jenny Smith said...

I tried to do a block like yours but am having trouble sewing them together without having some bunching. What order do you join the pieces together.
You do beautiful work!