Saturday, March 15, 2014

WorldWide Quilting Day--National Quilting Day

Hope everyone is quilting today!  I'm off to make some more Irish hexies/half hexies--tutorial to follow to follow!  Here's a table topper made with just 2 fat quarters and Kona Black!
 
You'll need Accuquilt hexagons and half hexagons plus equilateral triangle ruler or suitable rulers to cut you hexagons and half hexies.
Cut 7 centers from Hexagon die (black above) and the 'rounds from the half-hexagon die (yellow and swirly red above).  You'll need 6 half-hexies for each hexagon. This takes partial seam sewing (you only sew half-way on the first half-hex) then sew them around counter clockwise.  After adding the last one, finish the partial seam (This is easier if you press towards the hexagon center).  To put together a quilt you'll use the triangles.  I cut them with EZ ruler (tip is already cut off at the top!) and 4 1/4" strips.
Love these perfectly cut pieces!

Row 1 (2 hexies) sew triangles on upper right and lower left for first one and 2 bottom 'corners' on second one.  Sew these together (NO INSET SEAMS! yeah!!)
Row 2 (3 hexies) sew one triangle on upper right for 1st one, upper right and lower left on second on and lower left on 3rd one. Sew together
Row 3 (2 hexies) sew triangles on upper left and lower right on 1st one, both upper 'corners' on 2nd one.  Sew together.

Sew rows together.  Add borders.  I used 4 1/4" for mine.  Let me know if you need more pics for the steps!  (Sorry, forgot to take them)

Now for Irish hexies!  I'm making at least 36 (probably 41 so top and bottom both have 5 across) of these for a lap quilt.

You'll need Accuquilt hexagons and half hexagons plus equilateral triangle ruler or suitable rulers to cut you hexagons and half hexies.

Cut centers from Hexagon die (on left above), feel free to fussy cut them if you have a suitable print (I did!) Cut the 'rounds from the half-hexagon die (center and right above).  You'll need 6 half-hexies for each hexagon. This takes partial seam sewing (you only sew half-way on the first half-hex) then sew them around counter clockwise.  After adding the last one, finish the partial seam (This is easier if you press towards the hexagon center).  To put together a quilt you'll use the triangles.  Odd rows just use 1 triangle on each end, and 2 for the rest in the row--top right and bottom left.  Even rows you start and end with 3 triangles (2 on the left side for start of row  plus upper right and 2 on right side plus lower left for end of row) with two triangles for the rest of the row.  Put all rows together then trim the sides, leaving 1/4"  of the even-row triangles and a little over half of the odd-row hexies on each side.
More pics to follow, once I get these done!
 
 





2 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

These look so different. Great design.

A Nudge said...

Love your Irish hexie. What a fun quilt that will be. Thanks for tutorial!