Lookie, I've got big, chunky hexagons on my design wall. My friend Bari introduced me to this super easy hexagon technique. It's great because you can make your hexagons any size you want... even 6". I want to show you how I went about cutting into my Innocent Crush fat quarters.
**I'm making a lap sized quilt. I cut two 6" strips from each fat quarter in the bundle. This will give me 132 hexagons and extra scraps to play with later. w00t!**
Enter to win an Innocent Crush bundle. Then you could make your own Hexagon Crush quilt. : )
And without further ado... take it away Kaye Wood
What a mad, mad, mass of marvelous colors and patterns!ReplyDelete
Holy cow I love the hexagons and of course never in a million years would have thought up a better way to cut them...... thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
What a great way to cut 'em!ReplyDelete
Wow, that looks so easy! The last "easy" hexagon tutorial I saw had you cutting half a hexagon and sewing down the middle, which just doesn’t give the same look.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!
I agree, what an easy way to cut hexagons. Thank you and Kaye Wood for the great tip. Would love to add some Crush to my stash.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the technique - I've never tried that before and it looks almost like magic!ReplyDelete
I love this! I love the big hexies! A great way to show off those larger prints too! thanks for sharing the video too!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing this tip!ReplyDelete
WOW!!! I have a serious Hexy Crush - those fabrics look just stunning! Thanks so much for this post :)ReplyDelete
You are probably confused. I think I am confusing myself by going back and forth between your blog and FB. So, did you actually try this method? How do you like it? Where did you get the ruler?ReplyDelete
I like this *A LOT*! Are you going to machine stitch them together?ReplyDelete
Thanks everyone for the hexie love. If you make some send me a pic. I'd love to see!ReplyDelete
@Rae I agree about the half hexagons. They chop up the big scale prints too much. This is a little more work, but totally worth it!
@ Jaye, so far this method is quick and easy. I got the ruler locally at The Granary in Sunnyvale. You can read more about the ruler here: http://shop.online-quilting.com/shop/tools.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=28&category_id=2 Any 60 degree ruler would work. Just make sure it says 60 degrees and make sure it has a pointy tip. You don't want a shortcut blunt topped triangle ruler. Trust me. *grins*
@Geogia, I am going to machine stitch them. That's the next step. Wish me luck! : )
Thanks for sharing this fab technique! I am already thinking about what fabric to pull from the stash!ReplyDelete
great info, I've been wanting to do a large hex quilt of some sorts (after seeing it in a stitch in dye's book). love the innocent crush. :)ReplyDelete
This ( hexy technique ) looks fantastic .... thanks for posting about it.ReplyDelete
The quilt will be so good !!
I wanted to try this and my hexagons aren't coming out symmetrical! I'll show you on Sat.ReplyDelete
Jaye pointed me to your blog and has now informed me I must make hexagons. Must. Although Jaye can be quite intimidating when she gets her quilty dander up, after reading your blog that she linked me to, I can see that she's got a point. Your explanations and the link to Kaye's video make it look pretty straightforward! So the hexie adventure begins. I'm podcasting about it at www.quiltingfortherestofus.com.ReplyDelete
What a great idea!ReplyDelete
Now we can all make hexy quilts!
What a clever idea! And I love the bright colors!ReplyDelete
What a clever idea! I love the bright colors!ReplyDelete
How easy and fast,would love to try it.Bookmarked for sure.ReplyDelete
How fast and easy,bookmark it.Thanks.ReplyDelete
Kaye Wood was way ahead of her time--thanks for giving her some credit. The crush colours are fabulous!ReplyDelete
Did you ever finish this quilt? I just finished my top except for the trimming. I hope to get the back and trimming done today so it is ready for quilting. I had better get off the computer and get busy!ReplyDelete