Monday, May 4, 2020

Half Hexagon Week, Day 1

You can do a lot with those half-hexagons. Actually, I think anything with a 60 degree baseline is magic! I have seen a variety of quilts on Pinterest that use this concept. I had this first quilt published in 1997, and I wasn't the first person to do this. There is nothing new under the sun, right?

Yes, 1997! Published in Quilt Magazine
What if the neighboring half-hexagons are the same color? My Bubbles and Hexagons quilt was made using 2-1/2" strips (can you say Jelly Rolls?)

Bubbles and Hexagons
I sell the hard copy pattern with an acrylic template for $13 in my Etsy store with NO POSTAGE (USA only). Check it out. The following is a photo of that template which works with 2-1/2" strips.

Two sizes: 2-1/2" and 3" templates come with two quilt patterns (one template in each pattern pack)
When you know what size the HEIGHT of the half-hexagon should be, then you can cut any size. These are cut from 4-1/2" strips of batiks. I obviously used my 60 degree triangle ruler to cut these larger half-hexagons! I used a stack of 10" squares from a layer cake for this blue quilt.

Bubbles and Hexagons using a Layer Cake!
Look at all the lovely half-hexagons!
Two half-hexagons cut from each 10" square
And the same quilt using bright batiks!
Batik Bubbles and Hexagons
I also sell the 12 page digital pattern for both sizes. So, check out these listings at my Etsy store and grab your stacks of jelly rolls or layer cakes and create this awesome quilt of illusion!

2 comments:

  1. How do you get your half hexies to line up together perfectly? Tricks, tips?

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  2. Hi Debby! I am going to love this series . . . I just am finishing a hexagon quilt myself for a baby shower later this month. It is so slick and easy. I really LOVE the addition of the partial border in that last picture, not to mention those gorgeous fabrics. I am going to just square the piece off rather than adding the border. I can't wait to see what else you'll share. I think my next project is a tablerunner using these same half-hexies. Take care! ~smile~ Roseanne

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