Bright Batik Hexagons
These are 3 inch
English Paper Pieced Hexagons.
The 3 inch measurement refers to the length of
one side of the 6 sided hexagon,
not the overall size.
I thought I would share my progress:
These extra large hexagons
go together super fast!
I am really enjoying these gorgeous
jewel tone fabrics.
They make me happy just looking at
and handling them.
This is the back side of the quilt top:
I use generous half inch seam allowances
with these extra large hexagons...
it is easier to handle them with the larger seam.
I get asked this question a lot:
When do you remove the papers?
The papers do not get removed until...
the hexagon has been pieced on all 6 sides,
like the one in the center of this image.
I pull back the seam allowances to release the
basting glue....then I pull out the paper.
I use a purple Elmer's washable glue stick.
I used to baste with needle and thread...
after thousands of hexagons, I have learned
that glue basting is the way to go...
much faster and also easier.
These have not been pressed with an iron yet...
the seam allowances lay down so beautifully.
Many of the blog readers have expressed an interested in starting a hexagon quilt...
start now when you are inspired to do so!
Hint.....start with the extra large hexagons.
They are easy to handle, piece together quickly
and you can finish them in your lifetime!
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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,