"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Hexies and half square triangles.

I have been admiring hexagons on blogs by Wendy, Mel and others, and last night I finally got around to starting my own collection.  I've been cutting all my scraps into various size squares for a while now, and decided to use up the 2.5" squares for my hexies.  It is the first time I've used the little rotary cutter and mat that I bought at a craft show a few years ago, and I had fun doing this!  I printed off two sheets of the paper piecing hexagons - what a time saver!

While I had the boxes of fabric squares out over the past few days, I cut the 5" squares into half diagonally and made lots of little half square triangle (is that what these are called?  It doesn't sound right) to be made up into a quilt.  I laid them all out together first...

Then I figured I could make two small quilts by splitting up this group into two lots, and using sashing and borders to get the size I want.

Yep, that's what I'll do.


Liz said...

Now that you have started making hexies, you may not be able to quit. They are addictive!

Jane Galley said...

lol, just read Liz's comment. I was going to say the hexies should come with a health warning, they're addictive! Have fun with them