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Hexie Garden Quilt
Becky Goldsmith's newest book - Hexie Garden Quilt. This is an absolutely fabulous book. In it she suggests how to make one quilt. As you can see it is a quilt of hexagons. But don't let those hexagons fool or scare you. They are just too easy to make. They are not paper pieced, nor are there any Y seams!!! |
Remember - Becky is one half of the "Piece 'O Cake" gals. Her designs are whimsical and she knows how to break it all down and make it all so easy to do.
These hexagons are wedges you sew together. Then you square up each hexagon block (by creating triangle pieces - she'll show you how) before sewing each of those together. So the designs are all appliqué onto each wedge. The wedges sewn together... The only English paper piecing you do is when you create those small hexagons you see in the quilt - but just to make those hexie flowers then you just appliqué those onto the top! See. Easy.
The book does include 9 different templates to make the hexagon flowers. It also includes a very modern bonus quilt project. Becky also shows you her appliqué, template making, and finishing techniques, i.e. how she does her binding.
So you can make the quilt, finished size is 61 1/2" x 69 3/4". Or we can see putting these hexagon blocks together as a table runner,each block measures approximately 16 1/2" x 19 1/4". The remaining hexagon blocks could be made into placemats, and duplicate the designs you like. Or maybe make the quilt a bit smaller (a small lap quilt/throw) and use three of the hexagon blocks for pillows. This pattern just seems so versatile.
Becky recommends using a 60 degree triangle ruler to make your hexagon pieces. Becky also says that truly purchasing hexagon templates really does make the work go faster. Why not try the Self-Stick reusable hexagon templates - you'll need 3/4" and 1/2". You might also consider a new pair of scissors such as Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect 6" scissor with the micro-serrated edge so that it will hold your fabric tightly as you cut out your appliqué pieces. Or how about our Appliqué Stiletto Tool Set to help you hold down edges or poke loose threads in as you hand sew.
Make these nine hexagons into one large quilt, 61 1/2" x 69 3/4" - or string 3, 4, or 5 together and make a table runner.
Simply a great book!
Ref # HexieG_bk