Hexagons

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Hexagons are not my favourite shape but I felt it important to make at least one Hexagon quilt. Most Hexagon patterns use the patterned fabric for the Hexagon and a plain fabric for the background, I reversed the fabrics and am pleased with the result. My husband particularly liked this quilt. In all the years that I have been sewing he has always made positive comments about what I have been working on, but he actually looked very closely at this quilt saying he was surprised about the amount of work and sewing there is in a quilt.

It is really important to have the grain of the fabric correct when joining the pieces together as it will impact on how the strips are managed when joining those.

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I marked the straight grain of the Hexagon with a pin to ensure that the straight grain was correct.

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When working I lay out rows of fabric pieces and chain sew which means continual sewing, less time and less  waste of thread.

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All joined together

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I am going to include a narrow blue band in the border which will lift the blue in the patterned fabric. My quilting follows the inside of the Hexagon shape.

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Only the border and binding to complete. I am happy with the result of this quilt. It is still not my favourite shape but I may in the future make a Hexagon quilt using the patterned fabric for the Hexagons to see if I feel differently about the result.

 

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