Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Hexalong: Fussy Cut Hexie

You can join in this Hexalong at any time and use the templates I am using or just do your own hexagons.  The starter post for the HAL is here.  Share anything you make in the Lily's Quilts Flickr Group.  Here I am going to take a piece of fabric which does not suit being cut into a triangle, diamond or hexagon shape, add some borders and then baste it onto one of my large hexagon templates to make a less traditional pieced hexagon.


1.   This fabric fits in perfectly with the others I am using in this Hexalong but the shapes on it don't work so well so I am going to find a segment of the fabric I like and cut it out, using the rotary cutter and adding 1/4" seam allowances as I go.  Check it fits into the hexagon size you are working with.  


2.   Add a skinny strip of contrasting fabric all around.  I cut this to 3/4" wide so the finished skinny strip ends up at 1/4" wide.  I machine sewed this block.  


3.   Add another round of fabric ensuring that the finished block with more than cover the hexagon template you are using.  In this picture I held it up to a window to demonstrate but the light as not shone through in the photo!  But the fabric does cover the hexagon shape.  


4.   Baste the hexagon to the hexagon template as for all the rest of your EPP hexagons.  


Here is another one I made along the same lines but I EPPed that one and didn't include the skinny strip.  

HAL

14 comments:

  1. I like the word 'trefle'! L'heaxagons sont merveilleux aussi x

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  2. I had forgotten about that wonderful graph paper - I haven't used it for years, but it is so useful. I have just posted about a vintage partly made hexagon patchwork quilt I have been given - so I don't think it really qualifies for the Hexalong, but I do love hexagon quilts. They make me feel very nostalgic!

    Pomona x

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  3. Lynne,
    Where do you get your marvelous fabrics? I am using the templates I downloaded from your site. Still fabric hunting!!
    Carol

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  4. Those look fantastic! I love the trefle fabric... I've been seeing so many neat word prints, but haven't bought any yet.

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  5. I think this is a fab idea for all those fabrics not suitable for regualar hexie piecing.

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  6. This quilt will be amazing - I'd be interested to know if you are going to be good with the text strips you add to it though or if you'll sneak in a few 'fruity' ones ;0)

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  7. Another inspirational variation.

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  8. Thanks Lynne, if you think it would be helpful then yes, just email me :)

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  9. Of course! What a great way to fit a rectangle inside a hexagon. You did such a good job on the striped on that I had to keep magnifying the picture to see that indeed there were seam lines.

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  10. These hexies are fab - just catching up on your recent posts. I love the fussy cut fabric on these!

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  11. All of your hexagons are so gorgeous. I love seeing the new ones pop up!

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  12. Can't wait to see the final quilt. Yet another excuse to start doing my own hexies, lol.

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  13. Thanks so much for posting this!! I stared at this block, imagining all sorts of complicated piecing strategies -- but it is really so deceptively simple. You're a clever one....

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