This one is another of the 3″ pieced hexagons. It was very quick to stitch, taking only a few hours.
It began with six half 1.5″ 60-degree diamonds in pink and six half 1.5″ 60-degree diamonds in white.
They were stitched into diamonds.
Then three pink thirds of a .75″ hexagon and six cream thirds of a .75″ hexagon.
They were stitched into a .75″ hexagon.
Three .75″ pink diamonds were needed.
To stitch with the .75″ pieced hexagons and it then became a 1.5″ pieced hexagon.
Next to add were the six plaid 1.5″ equilateral triangles together with the pieced 1.5″ diamonds.
Then came the fun – loads of continuous stitching to first add the triangles around the 1.5″ pieced hexagon and then add the 1.5″ pieced diamonds. And the 3″ pieced hexagon was done.
Seams graded, a quick press and it was finished.
Of course I used Inklingo to print my shapes. Because I have Shape Collection #3 on CD, I could use it for all the shapes. It is super value for the money and includes many more shapes than those used in this pieced hexagon. There are three downloadable collections that could be used to print the shapes for this pieced hexagon rather than getting Inklingo Collection #3 – the .75″ 60-degree hexagon, the .75″ 60-degree diamond and the 1.5″ 60-degree diamond collections.
Here’s my Monkey’s Cheat Sheet with the sizes of freezer paper to print the shapes for this particular pieced hexagon. In the very far right-hand column, I have listed larger sheets which is what I used when printing the shapes as I know I’ll be mixing and matching shapes for other pieced hexagons as I go. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, I think you’ll be able to read it quite easily. The references to (P) or (L) are to whether to print in portrait or landscape mode.
“Out Back at the Cottage.” Summer finally arrives this week, but it looks like Baxter and his pals are already having fun at a summer cottage.
This is his Morris look. He had a very busy afternoon playing with toys and watching out the window and was, I think, trying to relax and not impressed with us insisting on taking his photo.