Last week I shared Ruth’s One Block Wonder quilts from our December Sew Day. At our January Sew Day we all brought fun fabrics to try it for ourselves. Ruth began by showing us how to cut six identical strips from the fabric, then we cross~cut these strips into triangles. That’s when the real fun began!
Eileen picked a lovely poinsettia print and got a little one~on~one instruction from Ruth:
Her fabric made fascinating blocks and we all enjoyed offering our opinions as she laid them out.
Lori chose a very geometric print with a black “background”.
As she put the triangles together it became apparent that this fabric caused the resulting hexagons to look like they had a lot more piecing in them then they did.
Sally’s Christmas scene print made cheerful blocks:
This is Barb’s original fabric:
And here are some of her blocks:
I found a floral/butterfly print that I’d hoped would turn into pretty blocks for a baby quilt I need to make for a great niece who is expected to arrive soon.
I layered my 6 large strips of the fabric, cut 3 1/2″ strips, and then crosscut piles of triangles:
Don’t you just love the variety!
We had a great time deciding which way to lay out our blocks and everyone got into it, including the teacher.
A few of us started stitching that day, but we didn’t get very far. I got to work on mine at retreat and will share the results next week. I can’t wait to see what my friends are doing with theirs. Stay tuned for all the fun!
Sandy Kohls says
I find these one patch hexie quilts rather addictive! It is so much fun to see what happens when you start putting matching triangles together. Have completed two and have another on my design board and a Halloween themed one cut. The hardest part for me is arranging the hexies prior to assembling a quilt top.
Kay Christian says
😒 so sad I missed it. K
Laurelie Neubauer says
Oh how lovely each hexi looks. This is a fun project. I see how you put them together as a half-hexi strip, then sew them in rows of half-hexi’s and match the hexi from the row above. I wonder what would happen if you got the rows out of order or upside down? An experiment I’ll have to try…
Looking forward to next weeks blog.
Jill Carriveau says
I love this week’s blog. so fun! I am going to have to try this!
judy raddatz says
I’ve made one of these. Nice reminder. Amazing how different the hexagons look from the base fabric. Thanks
Mary Lo says
I just started OBW quilt from an online class. Starting to cut my strips. Cutting them tomorrow just finished aligning the fabric.
I took a stack ‘n whack class long ago at Patchwork Q shop. It was the fun-est class I ever did! It was so fun seeing how each of our twirls came out. I remember one gal brought a large print Nativity fabric. She had Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph twirls, …and the donkeys butt!