Sometimes it's just fun to play with novelty prints. This new collection, Bugalicious by Blank Quilting was perfect for my current theme: The Joys of Hex/Turning 60.
|One buggy hexagon and four spotted triangles|
|These were cut with a 60 degree ruler (not to be confused with a Kaleidoscope or Tri-Recs tool)|
|15 blocks stacked in rows of 5; dotted vertical sashing. Fun!|
These blocks were cut using my 60 degree Spiderweb ruler.
So, tell me about the hexagons. Any 60 degree ruler will do. Cut a strip the size of the finished height of your hexagon PLUS 1/2" (for seams). Fold in half along length (now the strip is 1/2 the cut size). Align the horizontal line on the ruler (along the fabric fold) that corresponds to the finished height PLUS 1/4". Cut along both sides. Open up and you will have the perfect hexagon (see the first picture above). Afraid to cut your fabric? Test drive this on any computer or construction paper.
And what does the quilt top look like?
|Mitered borders (I was short of enough fabric of either print)|