April 21, 2010

How to make a hexagon quilt

So far I have hand quilted nine flowers and all the hexagons in between.
I thought I would share with you how I made my hexagon quilt.
First my DH drew and cut out my hexagon template for me.
Then I traced the hexagon on recycled printer paper.
I laid the paper on my fabric and basted it to the fabric.
I cut out the hexagon leaving a one forth inch seam allowance all around the hexagon.
I folded over the seam allowance using the paper as my guide and basted the edges down to the paper.

I butt the edges together and whip stitch them.
This is what it looks like on the front side.
I might make a little sewing kit like this one to carry with me in my purse.
This is a great project to carry with you.
I like having my thread wound on a bobbin so that it is convenient to  carry in my tin.

I am hoping that I can finish it by the end of July.
It is a full size quilt with a two foot hang on either side and enough length to cover the pillows.

I will talk more about the pattern in my next post.