I bought a few bags of pre-cut solid color hexagons a few months ago. They were on sale, so I figured I would find some thing to do with them. I came across the quilt Mae’s Bouquet at Denyse Schmidt’s web site, and decided to make my own “bouquet”. The quilt in the picture is folded, so I don’t know if there are other “flowers” in it. I wanted to add a few more, as I had left over hexies. This top is being machine pieced, and it is going together quickly. I also found a few tutorials that helped me to figure out just how to piece them together. This one at Tall Grass Prairie Studio is very helpful. I had a chance to meet Jacquie Gering at Asilomar last year, she’s very nice! I’d like to take a class with her one of these days.
I still need about a hundred more white hexagons, the precut ones are 2 ½ inches on each side. I was hoping to use the Accuquilt cutter, but I don’t have that size die. I had to resort to painters tape on my JayBird Hex ‘n More ruler. It works pretty well, and I can cut up to four at a time.
I really need to get quilting, the tops are piling up! I didn’t get to the Boy Quilt this week, it should be done by now.
Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday.
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2 thoughts on “Hexagon flowers”
If you already have an Accuquilt cutter, I would think that it would be worth it to get the right size hexie die just for this project! Imagine how much time it would save, time you never get back. I have looked at those GO! cutters many times, thinking how great they would be to cut up my scraps into tumblers, clamshells or pyramids for a scrappy one-patch. But I can’t get past the initial cost of the die cutting machine itself. Are your hexies EPP? They look beautiful!
Yes, I thought about getting the right size die, but cutting them with the Hex-n-More ruler isn’t that much more time consuming. I cut a 3 ½’ strip then line up the ruler on top of four strips and rotary cut 40 hexes in about 10 minutes. The die makes it a bit faster, but keep in mind that you still have to cut squares (5 at most) to load into the Accuquilt. Truthfully, I don’t use mine as much as I thought I would. My hexies are just cut and machine sewn together, thanks for your compliments!
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