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?
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?)
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.
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.
And the same quilt using bright batiks!
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!
|Yes, 1997! Published in Quilt Magazine|
|Bubbles and Hexagons|
|Two sizes: 2-1/2" and 3" templates come with two quilt patterns (one template in each pattern pack)|
|Bubbles and Hexagons using a Layer Cake!|
Look at all the lovely half-hexagons!
|Two half-hexagons cut from each 10" square|
|Batik Bubbles and Hexagons|