An email inquiry got me thinking about hexie flowers with rounded petals. One question leads to another, and we were left wondering how to sew this pretty little flower!
Six hexagons around a center hexie look something like a flower, but what if the outer edges of the petals were curved to look even more like a flower?
It was so much fun making sample blocks using hexagons and diamonds. Check them out!
The honeycomb shape is six-sided and each side is equal length. The fun begins when we start putting honeycombs together and playing with the position of the fabrics.
Clamshells are created when half-circle shapes are connected and layered in an offset grid. I have never used this shape to create patchwork – until now.
This charming table runner is made using precut iron-on interfacing hexagon templates and machine stitching. A quick and easy project that only looks complicated!
Hexagons and diamonds have an interesting relationship. Since they both share 60-degree angles, the two shapes can fit together in a variety of ways.
Let’s see what happens when we join hexies into a round – like in a traditional Grandmother’s Flower Garden – but then appliqué them onto a background fabric.
When hexagons are sewn onto a background fabric with the points touching, the space between them creates triangles!
Modern times have brought along new options for hexies. Let’s see what happens when we arrange the hexies differently, using a variety of scrappy fabrics.
Here’s how to arrange hexies in a traditional grandmother’s flower garden setting, using your sewing machine.
Hexagon quilts continue to be popular and they even have a cute new nickname. It dawned on me that they would be even easier to make the Apliquick way!
Hexagon quilts are enjoying a resurgence in popularity, with new fabrics giving them a modern look. In a recent class, I was intrigued with the variety and creativity of the fabric combinations.
This week we discover the magic that happens when a hexagon is divided into six triangles or three diamonds.
In our study of Art Concepts for Quilting, we have been considering the element of shape. Last week, we looked at the use of hexagons in quilt design and I realized that this was a fairly extensive topic. So this week, we continue our examination of hexagons and the many creative ways they can be used […]
After a surprisingly long hiatus, we now return to our series on Art Concepts for Quilting. The next geometric shape we’ll consider is the hexagon.
My quilt Trinity is currently being photographed to appear in the Gallery of an upcoming book about color. Here is the story of how this quilt was made, using my computer and my ink-jet printer.