The last quilt I made I used the half hexi ruler. I loved how easily the quilt came together and it got me thinking. So, I started doodling and came up with this simple quilt. I love star quilts and hexagon quilts. This is a great combination of both.
Before starting, you will need a 60 degree triangle ruler that can cut 6 inch triangles. I bought mine online, because I don’t live near a quilt store…sad. But, you should be able to pick one up from any quilt shop or fabric/craft store. (My ruler can be used to cut triangles from 3 inches to 9 inches.)
FABRIC NEEDED: I used the fabric Odds and Ends from Cosmo Cricket
8 – 1/3 yd cuts of varying fabrics
1 1/3 yd solid colored fabric
1/2 yd for binding
4 yds for backing
Cut your 8 various fabrics into (2) 6in. x WOF strips.
Cut your solid fabric into (7) 6in. x WOF strips.
As shown, use your triangle ruler to cut the 6 inch patterned, fabric strips into 60 degree triangles. (You will get 9 triangles from each strip and 18 triangles from each fabric.)
There will be a total of 144 patterned triangles.
Follow the same method and cut 56 triangles form your solid strips.
Lay out your triangles to form the hexagons and stars. Move your fabrics around to get a pleasing color arrangement. Now, start sewing the rows together.
I stacked all the triangles from one row together. The top triangle from the left and the bottom triangle, the right.
Sew your first set of triangles together making sure to not stretch the fabric, since they are cut on the bias. Once sewn, finger press and go on to the next triangle.
Keep sewing until you finish the entire row. Press. Continue sewing until all the rows are sewn together. Press alternating rows in opposite directions.
Matching seams, sew all the rows together. Press seams.
Trim off the points on the sides of your quilt top, making sure to leave a 1/4 in. seam allowance along the edges.
And, your quilt top is finished! Here are a few more pictures of my finished quilt.
I tried a new quilting pattern this time and I think it turned out really cute. Swirls are my new favorite!
(I love it when the fabric designers print a bias stripe so I don’t have to make bias binding!)