Adventures in Hexagons: 11 Quilts, 29 Blocks, Unlimited Possibilities
Move beyond one-patch hexagon layouts and turn six-sided shapes into versatile quilt design elements! Sew single, triple, rosette, sprocket, and medallion blocks in a variety of sizes and pieced combinations for stunning visual effects. Eleven hexagon quilts invite you to master the Y-seam by machine or hand, as you sew astounding quilts that beg the question, "How'd you do that?" Mix it up with the author’s design primer, which allows you to create new hex effects and draft your own stunning hexie quilt.
Hexa-yawn to hexagon! Create a repertoire of hexagons as you piece unusual layouts and radial designs that defy tradition!
Design your own dynamic hexagon quilt from mix-and-match blocks using English paper piecing or your machine!
You can make your own templates, buy acrylic templates, use pre-cut papers, or get shapes from Inklingo to print on your fabric.
Customer Review Hexagons (and their component parts) are the focus of this first book from quilting blogger Breclaw, who uses a variety of cutting and piecing techniques in her colorful designs. Breclaw begins with step-by-step tutorials for English paper piecing and hand- and machine-sewing rotary-cut shapes. The majority of the quilt components are assembled, medallion-style, out of triangles, half-hexagons, and diamonds, which combined form intricate shapes in a kaleidoscopic style. While some of the patterns lend themselves to one technique or the other, most can be sewn using either method. VERDICT: Though constructing these quilts takes a lot of time, they are much less difficult than they appear, and Breclaw’s thoughtful instruction and logical processes for assembly will guide both beginners and experienced quilters. - Library Journal