Double Hexie Stars
I gave a Zoom presentation last week and the title of my talk was "Turning 60: The Joys of Hex." A little provocative, huh? Some of us remember that scandalous book in the 70s called the Joy of Sex. My quilts are NOT considered sexy!
I shared several of my Double Hexie Star quilts and showed them how I fussy cut motifs for the center hexagons. I've taught the workshop about a dozen times and I'm ready to retire it. Let me show you some of my quilts. Here's my first one, done in Christmas fabrics.
|Holiday Double Hexie Star|
What does just one block look like? Aren't those awesome cardinals? But, don't sweat - there are no y-seams! Those red kite-shaped patches are really two 30 degree triangles.
|Single Double Hexie Star block|
This is one of my workshop samples for Double Hexie Star. You can see the steps for making those kite shaped units in a recent post. Check it out!
|Nordic Holiday Double Hexie Star|
I cut 30 degree triangles and had some leftovers. Students sew 2 rectangles together and then cut them with a 60 degree triangle. The little cutaways were NOT thrown out.
You can see where I was going with the Double Hexie Star. The pink sides of the units above are joined to make what looks like a 120 degree kite unit. No y-seams btw. (I think you're getting tired of me saying that, right?)
|Double Hexie Star block: 16" x 18"|
One of my favorite versions of this quilt is one I made using a Paula Nadelstern kaleidoscope print in the center hexagon. This sits on my living room coffee table and I get to enjoy it every morning while I drink my coffee.
You can see even more photos at my Etsy listing: Double Hexie Star quilts.