Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hexagon and Blue Star Quilt

If you are making this quilt, please use these important 'straight-grain' instructions. The book instructions are not clear and should be corrected in the reprint - another instruction that was 'lost in translation!


The pattern pieces in the book are correct - just add 1/4" seam allowance.  It is important to make a template for the triangle including seam allowance, with the top of the triangle cut off and the straight grain marked.
Cut your triangles from strips and stack them.  You will then be able to quickly see that the straight grain is opposite the cut-off tip.
The hexagons can also be cut from strips, using a plastic template and then stacked so that the straight grain is on the top and bottom of the hexagons.  See the photos for correct placement of the straight grain so that your completed units and assembled strips keep the straight grain on the long sides.

2 comments:

  1. So grateful that you took your time to share this. I'm longing to get started!

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  2. These are looking so nice, I like the colors very much which you choose.

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