Saturday, May 8, 2010

hexagon quilt along... block #4

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 4
 { can join the hexagon quilt a long at any time }

block 4
little hexagons!
{as seen in layout #1}

to make these blocks you are going to sew one of your strips
to a 2 1/2" strip of your contrasting solid
{ i ended up making 12 for my layout... the number you'll want to make depends on how big you want your quilt to end up! }

follow the cutting instructions to make your pieced triangles

then take the 6 from the strip that are mostly your contrasting solid... with just a bit of your print fabric.
and lay them out like this.

and then sew them together as we have been doing each week
{ this is the same block as week 2 except you are using your solid }

so your probably wondering.. what about the other triangles?
the 6 with the little solid part and larger print part?
well i didn't end up using those in layout #1...
but you can use them if you want...
i think i'm gonna end up using them on the back... or making a pillow from them!

and in case you needed a reminder.
this is the layout i'm talking about.
and this week's blocks are the ones that create the little "floating" hexagons!

i didn't use these blocks in the other layout...
since the solid is what separates the blocks in the other layout...
but that doesn't mean you can't try it!

if you have been watching the flickr pool...
i'm sure you have seen that lots of people are coming up with their own blocks.
and just last night i came up with this new one...
the possibilities really are endless..
and i encourage you to experiment!


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


Micki said...

It's neat how people are coming up with different versions.

Jeannie said...

That is so cool!!

Terriaw said...

Love to see the sample layout to know where we are headed! I'm way behind in the piecing, but still having fun cutting and playing with fabrics, and seeing everyone's versions.