Yesterday I showed you how I make my "firecracker" hexagons. I thought I would show you a few more of the motifs in Stars in the Loft and how I made them. They really are very easy to make once you know the secrets! EvenTurtle Girl has started her own little quilt. I snapped this picture of her out in the garden enjoying the flowers and sunshine!
She's doing a pretty good job of it considering she doesn't have opposable thumbs!
So let's get started by expanding on the firecracker motif. If I add one more piece to this hexagon I can make a T hexagon. I construct the T hexagon in the same manner as the firecracker. I shorten the length of the stitches on my sewing machine and I foundation piece the block. Shortening the stitch length will make it easier to remove the papers when the time comes. The drawn lines are my sewing lines. The last piece I sew is the cross bar at the top of the hexagon.
The finished T hexagon
The star motif is another simple but effective design. I draw my sewing lines on the hexagon as follows:
I shorten the length of the stitches on my sewing machine and I foundation piece the hexagon. The drawn lines are my sewing lines and this is the hexagon that results:
Six of these hexagons and one for the centre will make this!
Dividing the template in half from point to point like this,
results in a hexagon that looks like this!
Depending on your fabric selection you can come up with a variety of motifs! Here are some examples.
Are the creative juices flowing? I sure hope so! I would love to hear from you. Tell me what you think of this method of constructing hexagon blocks. I'll share more in the days to come.
While I was outside with Turtle Girl I look a couple of pictures of blossoms in the garden.
Until I post again, happy sewing!