Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hexagon's


Have you ever made a hexagon quilt? Grandma's flower garden is the most popular design people make with hexagon's. Last year I made a large hexagon quilt called Jacks Chain. Here is a link to the pattern that I used:

http://www.quilterscache.com/J/JacksChainBlock.html


Mine was very colorful and a lot of fun to make. It really gives you practice on those Y seams!

Recently I started using some smaller hexagon's in a water color quilt. I found this fabulous pattern in a book by Jean and Valorie Wells. It's called " Everything flowers: quilts from the garden". These are more like the traditional Grandma's flower garden pattern, but the pattern is in a watercolor format. All my flower hexagons I made, I used fabric from the Quilt and Needles Spring Flower Swap. The picture is of 3 of my flowers I've been making. They are larger than the traditional hexagon flowers. Each petal is about 5" in from tip to opposite tip.

I guess my next step in hexagon's is doing a traditional sized Grandma's flower garden. We are talking about doing a swap with 4" squares, so that we can all make these beautiful little flowers. Many of the Ladies on the Q&N like to keep some hexagon's and sewing tools in a bag and take them on long trips in the car. They sew while their spouses drive. Or they take them to the Drs office, so they have something to keep their hands busy while waiting. Or to their childs musical concert or soccer game, etc. They are quick and fun to make.

Come join us on thequiltandneedle.com and join in the fun!

Have a lovely, quilty day (as my good friend Pat likes to say).

Dorian

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