Monday, 1 August 2011

Hexalong - in between the lines

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.  As well as designing hexalong blocks by using the lines on the equilateral triangle paper, you can think about using the lines that aren't on the equilateral paper.  Here are some suggestions and possibilities drawn out on paper.  




An example is in this block.  I English paper pieced this in exactly the same way as all the other blocks but snipped into the internal corners in the six outside segments.



This block can be EPPed - use the numbers on the segments for colour placement.  I foundation piecing this on the machine and will be doing a tutorial for foundation pieced interlocking blocks like this in September.  


26 comments:

  1. Star hexie is epic. Muchos Kudos.

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  2. I also love the star hexie. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. You are taking hexagons to a whole new level. Just so you know, I am taking notes and will at some point be making these too!

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  4. Oooooh wonderful!!!! I'm going to try ALL of these! Thanks so much for posting the patterns.

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  5. I love what you are doing with the hexagons...I love the paper pieced one that looks like a star...can't wait for the tut..

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  6. You are amazing!
    I’m just waiting for a Union Jack hexagon! There’s one in the first picture that looks a lot!

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  7. So inspiring. I still have not started. I'm scared! But, I'll jump off that diving board real soon!

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  8. Even tho I'm not able to join the hex-along, I must say what you've been doing is just totally amazing! One of these days!!!!

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  9. these are so totally cool, Lynne!

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  10. Still plodding away on Maple Leaf, but your hexies are just the right inspiration for me to finish ML!! I already have ideas on what fabrics to use for the hexies.

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  11. ahhhh you make my nerdy heart sing ... inspired ...

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  12. Cripes! Interlocking star in a Hexagon? what on earth will you do next?!! brilliant :-)

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  13. I love the interlocking pattern on the hexagon block, I will look forward to the tutorial.

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  14. Just cruising along in my google reader . . trying to get through my 1000+ blogs to read (I'm sure it's somewhere around 2000+ in reality). Chatting with my fella as he's just come home for work. I GASP and stop talking because of the interlocking block. Which I'm attempting to figure out for my 4x5 blocks. :) LOVELY!

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  15. That star hexie is awesome! Love it.

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  16. That last hexagon is just stunning. And I know this is probably not how it goes, but I am still learning the ropes, but you asked on my blog what a zune is, and its pretty much an Ipod just a little less fancy. I didn't really want all those extra apps and stuff on my ipod so I went with a zune instead. :)

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  17. Darn-you are good! That star within a hexagon. Geez! You have no limits.

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  18. It's amazing....all the variety from the hexagon.

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  19. Love your blocks! Can't wait for the tutorial :)

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  20. Thank you for the inspiration. I just started to love sewing hexagons by hand and I love to see so many possibilities! Can't wait to finish my Grandmother's Flowers Garden and try something new! Thanks again!

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  21. Love the star in hexie. I will EPP, of course!

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  22. okay....I give up... I am convinced that I MUST join this HAL. I have been lurking and reading and jumping from one post to another. So it must be done.

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  23. These are simply fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration and how-tos!

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  24. Wow,love these hexagons,they`re awesome!!
    Thanks so much for sharing the patterns.

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