Archive for the 'Hexies' Category

 

* Knife Edge Finish *

September 14th, 2017 at 7:57 am

Knife Edge Finish is the method of finishing a hexagon edge when binding is not used. First, press under the 1/4 inch seam allowance on hexagon edge before removing the foundation paper. Then after the quilting is completed,  hand baste about 1/2 inch from pressed edge. Second, working in about 2 foot sections,  trim backing and batting […]

* Background Choices *

January 20th, 2015 at 11:29 am

Selecting just the right background fabric can make or break a quilt. Taking pictures of choices is a great way to compare, and the camera lens often exposes fabric clashes. Here are several more options for Scrappy Hexies. Lavender seems to bring out the warm red tones and the more muted gold makes the blocks appear […]

* Scrap Reduction Ideas *

January 17th, 2015 at 10:41 am

These Scrappy Hexie Blocks measure 6 1/2 inches on a side. I am considering finishing the quilt with yellow sashing or a gray-blue similar to what they are laid out on. What do you think? There will be some negative space and a border of which ever one I choose. Now for all the great suggestions […]