Saturday, May 1, 2010

hexagon quilt along... block #3

Saturday, May 1, 2010
The Hexagon Quilt-A-Long Posts
flickr pool block 1 & layouts   block 5
supply list & faq block 2 block 6
button & participants   block 3 block 7
cutting instructions block 4 finishing directions

block 3
 { can join the hexagon quilt a long at any time }

block 3
big triangles hexagon block

were you starting to wonder when we would use those layer cake squares or fat quarters?

today i'll show you one of the two blocks that will use your layer cake squares or fat quarters!


to make one block

cut 3 triangles from each of 2 colors
{you'll be able to get 4 from a layer cake square}
if you are using fat quarters you can cut a 4.5" strip and subcut your triangles from that

take the 6 triangles and lay them out like this.

you are going to start to piece your hexagon together...
but only put 3 parts together... and 3... and leave it in 2 halves

i pressed my seams towards the red

that's it!
remember we aren't sewing the entire hexagon together yet so that we avoid Y seams!

so how many should you make?
that is up to you!

i didn't use this block in this layout...

but i am using it in this one!


other posts for the quilt-a-long
flickr pool - don't forget to add pictures along the way!


Natalia said...

Wow! I really like how it's turning out Julie! Great work.

traceyjay said...

did I tell you I won that nifty ruler from Leah (Burgundy Buttons)! I'm waiting for it to show up in the mail... so I can get back to work! :)

traceyjay said...

(cute block, by the way)

Michele said...

Whee! Another cute block. Yer spoilin' us! I adore how they're all coming out. Don't you all agree? I bet you could put uglies together and they would look good. Something about this block just makes it look good.

mascanlon said...

Thanks for the pdfs Julie. Tomorrow I hope to get some more made.I'm not liking my solid so I've got to rethink that....

Kristin said...

You are awesome!!! Love the hexagon quilt-a-long and the PDF files are great for me -- I'm excited to get into full swing in my hexagon quilt now that I might have some time to quilt again!

SheilaC said...

I really like that second layout... almost looks like stars to me!!