I am so excited to be a part of the Festival Of Hexagons. If you missed Ali’s gorgeous tutorial yesterday, make sure to head over to her blog to check out her free ‘Hexstatic’ quilt pattern!
And make sure to follow along with these amazingly talented ladies to see what other great tutorials show up over the next two weeks! There is a fun link-up party at the end with some amazing prizes. Check out Ali’s full post to see all of the how, what, and when details 🙂
Saturday, Aug. 25 Recap
I think most of you know I am a little obsessed with chevrons. Obsessed! Here is a quick little quilt tutorial to make a chevron quilt with hexagons. And this pattern is fun and simple to put together. I’ve already started another that is the reverse of this quilt to accent the chevrons!
20 Different FQs (F8ths would work for the crib size) I used a Seaside FQ bundle from Riley Blake
2 Yards of solid (I used a random off-white solid from my stash)
Hexagon Template Ruler (I used the inexpensive one from Jo-ann)
Rotary Cutter, blades, cutting mat
Place your hexagon template in the bottom left corner with the flat side parallel to the selvedge
Cut your hexagons, using your rotary cutter, stacking the cuts on top of each other. I cut 5 hexagons from each print making 100 hexagons (I’m enlarging my quilt, so I am giving you what my quilt WILL finish at 🙂 )
You should have a nice little stack like this:
Now, cut your solid fabric into 2.25″ strips. Subcut into 4.5″ pieces. You need about 400 pieces.
Using your hexagon ruler again, cut 10 half hexagons from your scraps. Make sure to line the edge of the fabric up with the SOLID line on your ruler to include seam allowances.
Each finished block will measure 7″ wide by 6″ tall
For a crib sized 42″x35″ quilt you will need 33 full hexagon blocks and 4 half hexagon blocks
For a throw sized 72″ x 54″ quilt, you will need 88 full hexagon blocks and 8 half hexagon blocks (they go fast!)
Start by sewing a strip to the bottom right corner of your hexagons as shown:
(I sew everything with my walking foot. He is my very best sewing friend!)
Repeat with each of your hexagons
Sew a second strip directly across from your first strip:
Press your seams. This is really important for a polished finish block. After a lot of trial and error, I found that I got the best look from pressing seams open. Just do what works for you:
Now, go back and sew a strip on the top right corner and on the bottom left corner. Chain piecing (not stopping to cut your thread) made this go pretty quick:
Take your sewn blocks and press them again. Now, it is time to trim! I highly recommend a good show or great company while doing this part. And an icee. But that’s just me…
Line a trimming straight edge up with the edge of your hexagon that doesn’t have a strip attached. Trim off the overhanging pieces. In my picture I have trimmed the left side and am about to trim the right side
Repeat all of these steps with your half hexagons, but you will only need to sew 2 strips, one to each angled edge. Trim the edges.
I always love to see what you create, so if you use this tutorial, feel free to leave me a note in the comments or send me a picture!