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.
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.
Until Next Time!
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