More 3/4" Hexagons
To give you an idea of the size of various hexagons, I like to show my students my stack of GFG blocks with the smallest (that I make) being 3/4" hexagons. That's the blue one on the top with the yellow center. The next size is the pink one made using 1" hexagons. Then 1-1/2" (missing 1-1/4"), 1-3/4" and the bottom turquoise floral uses 2" hexagons.
|Stack of GFG blocks to show how size matters!|
I was working with some lovely Northcott sparkly fabrics in blues and browns and I decided to add another round. First, a block I made about 15 years ago using 1" hexagons. I appliquéd it to a background square in 2013. Still waits for a finish!
|Triple round GFG using 1" hexagons|
More on that block at a later date. Here is a closeup of the blocks I made using 3/4" hexagons. There are 6 medium brown hexagons surrounding the center dark brown hexagon and then 12 turquoise hexagons in that 3rd round.
|GFG using 3/4" hexagons|
And one with the colors rearranged.
I decided to arrange these in another circle, but this time using 3 triangles attached to each hexagon background block. I made 6 of these.
|Adding triangles to 3 sides of my hexagon block|
I put them all together and then added size triangles (tan) to "square" it up. This remains unquilted to show my students what it all looks like from the wrong side.
|One more set of hexagon blocks in a circle|
So, in essence, I have 3 small quilts made with 3/4" hexagons that use similar assembly techniques. Simple blocks arranged in a wreath setting, squared up on the sides.