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.
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!
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.