Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Hexalong - a couple more ideas

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 show you the steps you need to take to draft a flying geese hexagon template and show you how to make a triple tumbler block.  Here is the flying geese hexagon block.


1.   Draw a hexagon on the incompetech paper 6 triangles along.  Go back to the earlier Hexalong post on drawing templates if you missed this step.  


2.   Divide the hexagon up into six triangles. 


3.   Draw the HST in each triangle as shown below.  


4.   Draw six of these and voila you have your flying geese template.  


To make the triple tumbler block, you need to start by drawing a simple diamond star template which makes a block like this:  


By placement of dark, medium and light fabrics of the same colour together with three neutral corner diamonds, you produce three little tumblers.  


And one more pic from the Festival of Quilts for you taken by Mandy of the Fat Quarterly gang posing up a storm.  

14 comments:

  1. Love tha Flying geese haxagon - it is gorgeous!

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  2. These hexies are hexalicious. I had to look twice at the last photo, I thought there were three supermodels visiting the show LOL

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  3. I can't keep up with all these great ideas. There are sooooo many that I want to try.

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  4. I love the FG hexie - two of my favourite things combined!

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  5. P.S. Thank you for sharing the pattern - I eventually got there last night (after quite a lot of rubbing out!) but it's nice to know I got the proportions right...thanks again!

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  6. What will you think of next? I That Flying Geese hexagon has such movement and the tumbler one plays cool tricks on the eye.

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  7. I am just loving all these ideas you offer (with tutorials! thank you!) for these hexies. The Flying Geese may just be my favorite yet.

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  8. This is one of the most creative quilt alongs that I've seen and I really want to participate. Unfortunately, I have some other projects with deadlines that I MUST finish first, but I'm going to try to fit these hexies in as mini take along projects.

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  9. Going to have to try these ones out! Thanks Lynne

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  10. Just realised that this HAL has been going now for a month and still the ideas keep coming - thank you.

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  11. Wow, you're amazing!! I just got some hexalong card pieces, but am still on the fence about the size. Your tutorials are great! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I havent left a comment in a long time but seriously Lynne I hope you realize how awesome you are. This is crazy brilliant and awesome for a person like who who while good at math SUCKS at drafting. Seriously you are so totally inspirational and I really enjoy every post on your blog. Thanks for being so generous with all your knowledge!

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