Sunday, May 16, 2010

hexagon quilt along... block #5

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 5
 { can join the hexagon quilt a long at any time }

block 5
the twirl!

sew another 3 sets of strips together
follow the cutting instructions to make your pieced triangles

then take 6 from one strip.
and lay them out like this.

and then sew them together as we have been doing each week

another option is the scrappy twirl
i've found that to visually keep the "twirl" it helps to keep all the larger units dark and smaller units light or vice versa 

here are some twirls with some floating hexagons

next weekend i'll be at quilt market!
but have no fear... i'll make sure the next post is ready for you before i go.. and it will be up on saturday the 22nd!

we only have 2 more weeks left in the quilt-a-long!
next week i'll show you the last 2 blocks
and then on the 29th i'll show you the assembly directions for both layouts!


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


KarrieLyne said...

The look of a pinwheel in a hexie...*faints*... ;)

I already know this block will dominate my quilt!


Jeannie said...

I'm with Karrie, I like this block too!!

Beth said...

Block 5?!?! Because of my block 1 debacle I am now 5 blocks behind! But this is my favorite!

Debbie B Sam said...

Okay, how many blocks of these are we supposed to make? How big is this quilt going to be? LOL....I have so many pieces left over, I don't think I'm making enough of each block!

I love this one!

Denise :) said...

I *finally* got the correct ruler; tomorrow it's quilt 'til I wilt day! :) The only thing I don't have is the solid fabric. Did you say we'd need about two yards of that? Thanks, Julie! :)

Donna said...

Beautiful block!

Ry and Ally said...

Just stoppin by your blog! Your quilts are amazing!!! Truly!

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...


2 more blocks... but i didn't use all the blocks in each quilt... you can make whichever blocks your want... in whichever layout... but i'll have more info to come next week!

Lori in South Dakota said...

Oh how fun!!

natalie. beyond the reef said...

There's never a shortage of fun - - or creativity when you're at!!! Thank you Julie...
(I haven't even started yet, but I know I will, and it will all be here when I do...thanks to Julie)

Petit Design Co. said...

thank you thank you! I have been trying to figure out how to do this block. I love it!

Anonymous said...

This is just the most fun I have had quilting. The blocks are so much fun to make!

momto2wasd said...

These are my favorite of all the hexagon blocks I've seen!