Friday, May 1, 2020

Twisted Hexagon Week, Day 5

Day 5. Are you still with me?

What if you took the parts to a Twisted Hexagon and sewed them in a different manner? As you can see from the 4 mats below, this is an updated version of a vintage Wagon Wheel block. We have the center hexagon and the 6 surrounding half-hexagons. No y-seams. No kidding!

4 Wagon Wheel blocks
And four put together into a table topper. I made this using some Anna Griffin fabrics and it was a pattern for Cut Loose Press many years ago. I call it the Honeycomb Table Runner and Mats.

Honeycomb Table Runner
And another one made using some glorious motifs from Kaffe Fassett.
Honeycomb Table Runner 2
The half hexagons are stitched into a ring and then I interfaced the center hexagon.

Lining up the center hexagon for stitching
I found these leftover parts the other day and decided to make 3 more block, but this time for a banner (or table runner). This will make a lovely gift to have on hand.

Cutting the 30 degree side setting triangles
When you cut, you have to have the fabric folded, wrong sides together. You are cutting a left side and right side at the same time (mirror images of each other).

Squaring up the Wagon Wheel block
I made two Twisted Hexagon blocks and one Wagon Wheel. Squared up each one (whew! I squeaked out the last scrap of that light yellow). Then sewed them into a strip; added a skinny inner and then what remained of a companion fabric for the outer. The blocks are 10" finished height.

Three block runner: 19" x 38"
You can find the Honeycomb (Wagon Wheel) Table Runner and mats pattern at my Etsy store. I include photos of both projects and full size templates for cutting the whole and half hexagons.

2 comments:

  1. All blocks beautiful and inspirational.....thanks so much!

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  2. Hi again! It's funny but in this post I can really SEE the triangle added to straighten out the edges. I've loved this whole series. Thanks for sharing all of your good ideas and tips. ~smile~ Roseanne

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