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.


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

  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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