UPDATE JUNE 2013
Video with 300 Pieced Hexagon Designs on YouTube
Each is a little work of art. How should they be set together?
1. MEDALLION STYLE
Every pieced hexagon could be unique or each ring could feature one design.
We’ve given you many examples already. The variety is incredible but we haven’t even scratched the surface!
2. CANDIED HEXAGONS
The original can be seen at the Old Government House Museum in Australia and in The Fabric of Society by Annette Gero (Quilt # 13). (3.5 inch blocks)
You could say it is no “setting” at all. The pieced hexagons form a complex mass. You don’t need the shape collections with the 3 inch hexagons and diamonds for this one.
If you Google “Candied Hexagons” you will see similar hexagon quilts. There is more about Candied Hexagons in the Inklingo Smart Shopper’s Idea Book (pages 13-14) under the Support tab on inklingo.com.
3. VARIAHEX IN QUILT & ZO
Another popular setting for 3 inch hexagons uses 3 inch 60° Triangles, which are included in the 60° Diamond 3 inch shape collection.
The white triangles form a secondary star design. This is the setting used for VariaHex in Quilt & Zo magazine.
4. FLOWERS AND STARS
5. MORE INSPIRATION FOR HEXAGON SETTINGS
These are two of my favorites:
Print a variety of shapes on several fabrics and start playing!
Don’t miss it!
2. Sew by Machine
When you are sewing shapes with 3 inch sides, it is easy to sew the insets by machine thanks to the crosshairs printed on the fabric with Inklingo. Watch it on YouTube (demonstrates with hexagons).
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If you give our little movies the thumbs up on YouTube or like Inklingo on Facebook, more quilters will learn about Inklingo and designers and magazines are more likely to use Inklingo methods.
If you don’t want to miss anything good, you can enter your email address (right sidebar). We have more fussy cut stars to show you and the next plot twists in the Case of the Secret Garden mystery quilt are coming soon too.
5. Special Price
The sale price on the new 60° Diamond 1.5 inch shape collection ends on March 10. We still expect most quilters to prefer the Inklingo # 3 book and CD because it is such an incredible value.
6. A Good Deed!
If you know quilters who like hexagons, please send them over!
We still have piles of snow everywhere but the chipmunks are coming out of hibernation, so spring is on the way! Russ is feeding sunflower seeds to a little cutie on the window sill right now.
Thank you for visiting
Linda & Monkey
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