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SALE ENDING! 300 PIECED HEXAGONS FOR $10
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They are not too big, not too small, and fun to sew.
SETTINGS FOR INKLINGO PIECED HEXAGONS
If you succumb to the addiction and make a few dozen Inklingo Pieced Hexagons this summer, what will you do with them?
Candied Hexagons places all of the hexagons together next to each other. It has been very popular. There is also VariaHex.
We have shown a few settings on the blog before. (Remember, the blog is searchable.)
STAR OF CONSTANTINE AND MEDALLION SETTINGS
Isn’t it a fabulous quilt? I can’t help but think that if Bertha Stenge had been able to use Inklingo in 1936 instead of whip-stitching, she could have finished faster and we would have more of her masterpiece designs to admire.
I have a long history with medallion settings. I designed a medallion setting for my Dear Jane quilt In Time of Friendship and for my Quilted Diamonds quilt, which you can see on the website. The Jane Austen Patchwork is also a medallion quilt.
SET LIKE A JEWEL
Pieced hexagons are such perfect little jewels that I prefer to feature them in a setting with plain hexagons.
This idea appeals to me because some open space gives the eye a place to rest and allows us to appreciate the beauty of each design.
This one is perfect for showcasing 30 Pieced Hexagons. I showed them all as pink stars . . .
.. . but you might decide to use a different design for each one.
Most of the interest is in the center in this setting.
If all of the Pieced Hexagons are one star design like the first two examples (above), you would need 3 downloadable shape collections:
- 60° Diamond 1.5 inch for the Pieced Hexagons
- 60° Diamond 3 inch for the big stars
- 60° Hexagon 3 inch for the plain white setting hexagons and half hexagons
You can start with one download (1.5 inch Diamonds) to make the Pieced Hexagons, then get the larger diamonds (3 inch Diamonds) to sew the setting stars, and finally add the 3 inch Hexagons when you are ready to assemble the quilt top.
I like the way the little stars seem to be shooting out from the center.
All of the Pieced Hexagons are identical (red and white stars), but the setting would work just as well, or better, if every one was different.
Another advantage of using 3 inch diamonds and hexagons is that a 3 inch seam is a good size for machine piecing. You can see how I machine piece from crosshair to crosshair in a video on YouTube.
There are 6 different Pieced Hexagons in this design. Repeating a few designs can be very effective, plus it is easier to prepare and more relaxing to sew.
There are many other ways to set 300 Pieced Hexagons. Monkey says this tute is just a teaser.
MORE WEDNESDAY TUTES
Would you like to catch up on all of the Inklingo Tutes for Pieced Hexagons?
- 300 Inklingo Pieced Hexagons
- Wednesday Tute 01 (with video) (free PDF to download)
- Wednesday Tute 02 (also with video)
- Friday bonus – Pieced Hexagons to Color (free PDF to download)
- Wednesday Tute 03
- Pieced Hexagon Poetry
- Wednesday Tute 04 (inset seams)
- Wednesday Tute 05 (finished sizes of the shapes)
- Wednesday Tute 06 (how to count hexagons)
Click on the video to play.
For only $10 you can have the new ebook with 300 Pieced Hexagons, but the sale ends on July 4th at midnight.
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Linda & Monkey
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