I am so excited to be queen this month. This block is going to combine two things that I am really into right now. It is a hexagon log cabin called ‘Hexing Around the Block’ by Freshly Pieced Quilts. http://www.freshlypieced.com/2011/05/hexing-around-block.html?m=1 The tutorial has a scrappy look to it. I am okay with either the scrappy look of the tutorial or the same fabric on each round like my examples. I just want each round of the cabin to be the same color, a fussy cut hexagon shape for the center, and Kona white or a true white fabric for the setting/background fabric. Please leave your finished block untrimmed. I will trim them when I get all of them.
**If you are using the same fabric for each round, please follow the method I used for my second block. I used a partial seam on my second block, so the rounds had more continuity.
Mark ¼” from the end. Sew the strip to that mark. Leave a tail of 2” past that mark and trim. Trim the other end flush with the hexagon. Pin the tail out of the way and add the strips to the trimmed side, going around the hexagon. When you get back to the partial seam, the last strip is sewn down the length of the hexagon and trimmed. Then unpin the tail and sew it to the last strip and trim.
I have made a pinterest page with the color scheme I would like and another link to the tutorial. http://www.pinterest.com/drnic2c/august-bee-block/
What pretty blocks. Love the fabrics and the fussy cut centers!
Wow what gorgeous blocks! Love your fabrics...amazingly beautiful!
True Thanks. When I reviewed my pinterest page of color combos, this seemed to be the most prevalent. Funny thing is I haven't made a quilt with this color combination before.
Have you gotten any of these blocks put together? I can't wait to see how it turns out!
I have put them up on my design wall several times. But I am having a hard time deciding how to do the sashing.
Will you post a picture of all of them?