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.
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!
And here is an example of what you might do with the triangles!
And now for the “Saturn Rock” part of my post, I present a curio from Misery Bay on Manitoulin Island. About 16 years ago we were hiking with a gaggle of kids and one of the lads came across a very unusual rock. We all remarked that it looked like the planet Saturn hence the name! I fell in love with it but it was heavy and the hike back was very long, hot and bug infested so we had to leave it behind. The next morning I went out on the cottage deck and there was Saturn rock! One of the young lads knew how much I wanted the rock so he stuffed it in his backpack and lugged it all the out. During the night he came to our cottage and delivered it! We’ve said that we will save the rock and when he settles down in his own home we will give it to him as a house warming gift! Isn’t it interesting? It now lives in our garden just waiting for its new home!
Beautiful deconstructions! There is quite a bit of geometry in quilt making isn't there?ReplyDelete
Lovely fabric choices too for the fussy cutting.
Thanks Hilda - there certainly is a lot of geometry and math in quilt making but but I find many quilters don't realize that! Glad you like the reconstructed hexagons! I do too! They are so much fun and you can have a great time experimenting with your fabrics!Delete
Very interesting, I've been thinking about diamonds in a hexy a lot lately, but I was wondering how to draw them, now I know! thankyou :-)ReplyDelete
Love the rock. I once fell in love with a gnarled piece of tree stump and every day I carried it a bit closer to home, but had to leave it in the end. I regret that, as it would have looked beautiful all smoothed and oiled.
Glad the how-tow was helpful! Now go forth and make lots of diamonds and stars!Delete
You are a girl after my own heart! We have stumps too! For me there is nothing more beautiful or inspirational than natura elements!
I just love the rock...I have never seen anything like it. It should come in the house during the winter. It would look great sitting on a mirror.ReplyDelete
Saturn rock has another large rock to keep it company so they would both have to come in for the winter! And then what about the tree stumps? No, I think they'l all just have to tough it out in the garden all winter!Delete
Thank you for the deconstruction and reconstruction of hexagons lesson, Karen, you are amazing and an inspiration.ReplyDelete
Love the rock too.
Thanks Grace! The only thing better than being excited about whatever it is you do is to get others excited about it and maybe trying it out themselves!Delete
Your work is amazing, I too love the hexagons. I have a few that I made but are still on my work table. I bought the books One Block Wonder and made a couple of those quilts. I signed up to follow you. I saw your quilt and voted for you on Quilt Gallery.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the support Bunny! I'll do my best to keep my blog lively and informative!Delete
One Block Wonders are certainly a lot of fun but there is so much pressing involved! The arms get a workout!
Oops I forgot I love the rock story. A great memory of your hike.ReplyDelete
I have been following your hexie tutes with great interest Karen. Dare I say it, but I quite like the whole maths thing lol! I think it's the symmetry - I feel kinda comfortable with it, if that makes sense. Your tutorials are fantastic - thank you for being so generous with your knowledge and ideasReplyDelete
I love the story about the rock. What a sweet kid to bring it back for you like that. x
Your work is amazing !!!!ReplyDelete
I love hexagons so much. You give me a lot of inspiration.
Thank you Grit! My goal was to share what I've learned with others and my hope was that they too would be inspired to create their own unique pieces! I am so happy I was able to do that! Now go and make something fabulous!Delete