Charlotte's TIPS for working
FABRICS for HEXAGON QUILT
I started working with this BIG
STRIPE when I needed a cool multi-colored binding for my modern quilt,
I liked it so much, that I looked for something else
to do with it.
found this quilt
pattern on the Michael Miller web site. This quilt
is by Marinda Stewart. Her pattern is good, complete
with hand-drawn sketches of what she's doing. I love
it! She apparently decided not to wait on technology and
drew it the old-fashioned way! :)
on the picture to link to the pattern on-line.
To find my own
instructions for a small version, click here:
Baby Big Stripe Quilt
This is the stripe, selvedge to selvedge, with
clementine orange on both edges.
wrinkles came with it! :)
I ironed with Best Press so it
was smooth and had a nice bit of extra body. There will be a lot
of off-grain cut edges in this project and the Best Press helps
stabilize these during handling.
Following the pattern, I measured and marked my
stripe with pins. The arrows are pointing to the glass-head pins
I've stuck in the fabric to mark where it should be cut. The
arrows are in this picture only, not on the fabric! (Click on the
picture for a larger image.)
Using a rotary cutter and a
ruler, I carefully cut apart the striped sections.
(Click on the picture for a larger image.)
Next I used a 60-degree triangle ruler to cut
triangles from each strip, alternating sides. Each side makes a
out the hexagons.
sew together 3 like pieces, into half the hexagon.
Lay out in rows as illustrated. Sew together the
rows along the angled seams. Leave rows attached
with thread as chain piecing. This helps keep all in
sew together the long straight rows.
Sew single triangles in the corners, and
pairs at the top and bottom of each row. Trim straight.
Add borders if you wish!
Quilt, bind and enjoy!
The baby quilt shown
below was made using just 12 hexagons. Only 8 are
printed pattern, with even more detailed instructions here:
Bordered Big Stripe Quilt Pattern
number of kits available here:
Circular quilting pattern finishes quilt.