Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hexagons...finally

After unsuccessfully trying to figure out a hexagon quilt design myself, I was thrilled to see Julie's Hexagon Quilt Along pop up over at Old Red Barn Quilt Company.


The instructions seemed straight forward enough.  Sew sets of two strips of jelly rolls.  She gave instructions for cutting the triangles using three types of rulers.  I went with the mack daddy cool looking 60ยบ Double-Strip Equilateral Triangle Ruler.  This being the first time making hexagons I figured I could use all the help I could get.


I don't know if it was the fancy dancy ruler, but these were pretty easy to figure out.  They look pretty cool, don't you think?   
Above is the suggested layout of Block 1. 


 This is the layout that Julie used to make her original hexagon quilt.  I really think this layout is pretty cool too.  I went back and forth until finally deciding which one to use.


I had enough triangles to make ten blocks.  Here are the two halves....waiting for further instructions.


One more picture...just because ;-)  
Keeping up with the hexagon quilt along is my goal #1 of Jacquie's Spring to Finish Challenge 2010.

Have an amazing day!!!

8 comments:

  1. Those look very tempting! Have you tried stitching any together yet? Love your fabrics for this.

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  2. Yummy, just like spring flowers.

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  3. those look great ! I love the brights you are using!

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  4. Love the fabrics you chose! Sure wish I had sprung for that fancy schmancy ruler!

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  5. I love these...can't wait to see them all together!

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  6. Your hexagons look terrific! Love the fabrics and combinations!

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