Block 41 – Sew South

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Hexagons! I like this design where the hexagons don’t actually touch one another. The pattern is available at The Splendid Sampler. I used a little different method for making the hexagons.Instead of cutting the hexagon templates from card stock, I used my Cricut Explore Air to cut the hexagons out of Dura-lar Film. The Dura-lar is heat resistant which allows me to iron it, but be able to reuse the durable templates. I just used a heavy spray of starch and ironed as I folded over the edges. These hexagons were a good size to do this, any smaller and you would burn your fingers while folding.

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I used washable school glue to glue the hexagons on the background and created the quilt sandwich with the batting and backing, then quilted it.

Here’s how I quilted it:

  • Blanket stitch around all of the applique hexagon pieces.
  • Using the open toe free motion foot,
    • form a spiral in the center hexagon
    • straight line stitch across the other hexagons forming six triangles inside
    • fill the yellow background with stippling
  • Stitch the border design like the other blocks.

 

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Until Next Time!

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One thought on “Block 41 – Sew South

  1. Crystal says:

    The quilting looks really neat from the back. Great job as usual. Your Splendid Sampler is really coming along quickly and neatly! Love it!

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