Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Hexagon of Diamonds

It's eight months since I last posted here but these days there really is an overload of information to be absorbed and an overload of things I want to do so posting my quilting, even though it has never stopped, hasn't exactly sent me running to the keyboard.

But here is what turned out to be the simplest and fastest lap  quilt that I have ever made - a series of diamond shapes which radiate from the centre and fit into a hexagon.


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Part of its simplicity comes from the cutting out.  Six inch strips are cut across the fabric simply using the width of your six inch ruler.  Then each strip is cut tinto diamonds using the 60 degree line on the ruler.

Because there was no measuring, just using the width of the ruler for the cutting, I found the piecing was much more accurate than with my usual measure and cut.

The backing is also easy as the finished width of the quilt is just right for using one width of your normal quilting fabric.

I followed the instructions for the quilt at Sewn by Leila