*Road 66*quilt top.The path is made up of little triangles and diamonds.

The hexagons used in

*Road 66*are 1 1/4". A hexagon has six sides each of which is the same length. When we talk about the size of a hexagon we are referring to the length of each of the six sides. Thus a 1 1/4" hexagon’s sides each measure 1 1/4"”.

The measurement from point to point of a hexagon is simply two times the size of a hexagon. This means that the point to point measurement of a 1/14" hexagon is 2 1/2".

A hexagon can be subdivided into three diamonds each of which has four sides. In the case of a 1 1/4" hexagon each of those four sides will measure 1 1/4". This is the size of the diamonds that I used in the path for my

*Road 66*quilt.

The triangles in the path (where the blocks intersect) are simply a hexagon divided into six segments. In the case of a 1 1/4" hexagon each of those three sides will measure 1 1/4". This is the size of triangles that I used in the path for my

*Road 66*quilt.

You can also fussy cut your diamonds or triangles and then sew them together to make some fun and interesting blocks. Three fussy cut diamonds sewn together make this interesting block.

You could use three different fabrics, one dark, one medium and one light to make a classic tumbling block.

Six triangles fussy cut and sewn together make one big happy hexagon like this!

All of these blocks are part of my quilt *Hexagreens*.

*Hexagreens*by Karen H 2009

To read more about constructing, deconstructing and reconstructing hexagons you may want to read a post that I wrote back in 2013!

There's be no sewing for me today because I'm going to a party to celebrate a special occasion with some friends. Hopefully I'll be back at it tomorrow!

Until I post again, happy sewing.

Karen H

so beautiful-as always, I get inspired when I visit-love those little diamonds-pretty cool

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This is a beautiful lesson about hexagons. Thank you.

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ReplyDeleteThank you for making it look so easy.

ReplyDeleteThis is wonderful info - nicely done. Beautiful work! Thanks.

ReplyDeleteThanks Lynn - I'm so pleased to know that you found it helpful. Sorry I couldn't send you a personal note but you are a no reply blogger! :-(

DeleteThey are so fantastic your hexagon quilts. Thank you for this introduction to drawing out different shapes going together. So simple, when you've seen it this easy way.

ReplyDeleteAwesome quilt Karen !! Thank you too for the tutoriel about the hexies !

ReplyDeleteEach time I read your blog, I learn something.....:)

What an interesting and informative post. Thank you for the explanation and visual aides. Perfect!

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another very interesting and helpfull post! thanks to you Karen..you're so generous

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The diamonds really add to the quilt. Great that you post the information on the hexagons. A Math refresher is always great.

ReplyDeleteReally enjoyed the lesson. So interesting to see the possibilities. Love your Hexagreens quilt.

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