Sunday, May 30, 2010

hexagon quilt along... block #7

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 7
 { can join the hexagon quilt a long at any time }

block 7
solid hexagon

i didn't use this block in for layout #1 {you'll see why}
and i used 4 of them in layout #2

follow the directions below to make a template that is the perfect size for your hexagons... as i've mentioned before hexagons will vary based on which ruler you use... and based off of your seam allowance!

you'll need a piece of paper to make a template from
{ or template plastic.. but i just used computer paper }
draw a straight line across the page.. about 6" down
and then draw a line up the left at a 60 degree angle as shown below

place a sewn 1/2 block on the lines like this
and mark where the top and right side are

you should end up with this...
check your angels and complete the lines.

cut out your 1/2 hexagon...
and add your 1/4" seam allowance on the bottom with a dashed line

take a fat quarter and fold it so that you can place your template as shown
if you are using 10" squares fold them in half
line up the fold with the dashed line... and cut the 3 sides.

the result will be a solid hexagon...
in a perfect size to fit with your blocks!!

we only have 1 more post in the quilt-a-long!
finishing directions!


other posts for the quilt-a-long
flickr pool - don't forget to add pictures along the way!
block 5
block 6


mascanlon said...

Made more blocks last night while watching season 2 Bones. I like this no sew block alot! Holding off on the floating hexagons until I see both layouts. Thanks for all the work you've put into this Julie. Directions are great and I'm enjoying quilting along.

Jonathan said...

Really cute Julie, I love the solid block, and I've been scared to try templates but you make them look so easy!! ☺

Jeannie said...

Super cool!

Unknown said...

I still have to begin!!! I guess I have some catching up to do over the next few weeks.

Still trying to decide which Jelly roll to cut into---too hard to decide.

I love all the options you have here though- it's going to be wonderful.

Janet said...

I checked my angels.. They're still with me :)

Sammy said...

This my first visit to your blog, and I love it. Now Iam a follower!!

Well done.

-Samya :-)