There are many ways to deconstruct a hexagon but today I will show you two simple methods along with a couple of suggestions as to how to reconstruct them. A hexagon can be divided into three diamonds. We know that all of the angles will be 60o and the sides will all measure the same length. Three diamonds make a hexagon!
Use three diamonds and fussy cut the fabric to reconstruct hexagons that looks like this!
Six diamonds make a star motif.
Another six diamonds to fill in the spaces brings you back to the basic hexagon but it will be considerably larger than the original hexagon.
And you can make interesting hexagons. Here are a few examples!
Do some of these fabrics look familiar? They should…I used this fabric to make Flora and Fauna, Partsof the Garden!
The second deconstruction I will show is this: divide the hexagon into six triangles! Note that if you put two triangles together it takes you back to a diamond shape. More on that another day! For now here is the hexagon divided.
And here is an example of what you might do with the triangles!