Day 4 of Winter Solstice Week

Today is Sunday, the 20th of December. Tomorrow is the shortest day of the year (up here in the Northern Hemisphere). One or two more quilts in honor of that day.

This is my Double Hexie Star in Kaffe Fassett fabrics. This is 16" high. All rotary cut. No y-seams. I stitched this in 2017. I wanted to feature a gorgeous motif in the center hexagon, which is 8" high.

Double Hexie Star block

I can tell you don't believe me about NO y-seams. Here are the parts of the companion block. Now can you see it?
The piecing sequence of the Double Hexie Star

This is only possible using a 60 degree triangle ruler to cut the center hexagon and the surrounding triangles. No need for a special size of templates!

Here is the runner. The center hexagons are 8" high.

Two block Double Hexie Star

Here are two more blocks I found in my Double Hexie Star teaching box. They are my teaching samples.

Center motif is from the Kismet Collection by Paula Nadelstern

And here's the two star runner (or wall banner) that I use as my class sample:

One more quilt, this time using 4 blocks. They're not quite as large as the ones above.

Double Hexie Star quilt with 4 blocks

Here's a closeup of the blocks. The Double Hexie Star pattern REQUIRES a multi-sized 60 degree triangle ruler. I bet you have one in your sewing room!

One of the 4 blocks

Love that reindeer!

Tomorrow is the shortest day of the year. Some people (including my dear husband) think I'm nuts. All I can say is that I love the sunshine! No more of this getting dark at 5pm!


  1. beautiful, thanks for sharing your talent with us.
    Merry Christmas🎄🎄🎄

  2. I think I have some Kismet .. now I know what to do with it.

  3. I really like the fabrics in the final block. I look forward to winter solstice for the same reason. Every day gets longer now. I miss my desert sunshine days. =)


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