A lovely hand piecing project that comes together very quickly and is perfect for beginners. Quilt-As-You-Go so when the blocks are finished, they are finished!

Great for using up your scraps and left over batting pieces.

 

Cutting:

Cut 1 large hexagon from fabric - this will be your backing fabric and be the fabric used in the "frame" of your block.

Cut 1 small hexagon from fabric and batting. This fabric will be the hexagon "picture" in your frame and is great for fussy cutting. 

Cutting your Framed Hexagon Quilt Block

 

Sizing:

The finished size of your block is the size of your smaller hexagon

 

Technique:

  • Lay your larger fabric hexagon wrong side up
  • Lay your larger hexagon frame template on top
  • Position your batting hexagon and then your small fabric hexagon (right side up) inside your frame template
  • Place one finger on the centre and lift your frame template away
  • Pin or press (fusible batting is great!) your block

Layer your Framed Hexagon Pieces Layer your Framed Hexagon Pieces

  • One side of the hexagon at a time - fold the seam allowance over once to meet the inner hexagon. The fold the seam allowance again over the top of the inner hexagon to create the frame.
  • Pin, clip with a wonder clip or glue down the seam allowance.
  • Tip - fold over the seam allowance on alternate sides of the hexagon. Then go back and do the remaining three sides. I find this creates an easier, neater edge.


    Alternate folding your seam allowances  

 

  • Your block is ready for stitching! Hand or machine stitch down the seam allowances. 
  • To join your blocks together, place two right sides together and ladder stitch the edge. Because they are backed and quilted already, you are done!

 

Sizes included in the nested set: 

The set includes 6 nested hexagons with lengths of the finished side seams 1", 1½", 2", 2½", 3" and 3½".

This allows you to make 4 framed hexagon blocks - 1", 1½", 2", and 2½" finished size 

Note:

  • The 3½" hexagon frame will fit on a 6" wide strip
  • The 2½" hexagon will fit on a 5" square. This can either be used as a "frame" or as a "picture".

 

Options and Ideas:

  • Practice your free motion quitling in the centre of your hexagons before stitching them together
  • Choose to use fine thread to stitch down your frames to keep your stitching invisible.
  • Make your stitching the star and use Sue Spargo Eleganza Perle Cotton threads (or your favourite decorative threads) to join or embellish the blocks.
  • Use 5" Charm squares as the "frame" for 1.5" hexagons or the "picture" for 2.5" hexagons.
  • Fast cut your hexagons from strips of fabric and batting?. Makes the process much faster.
  • Liberty charm square pictures and white frames? Kaffe Fassett florals and stripes and dots? Aboriginal fussy cut prints with co-ordinating frames? 
  • Your quilt is reversible - the back of your quilt will be a beautiful hexagon quilt! Use Kaffe Fassett florals for your backings and arrange in colour wheel or watercolour layouts?
  • Arrange your hexagons in a bag shape?
  • Throw all your scraps in a bag and draw randomly?
  • Have fun, don't stress and play. These are quick and easy and will help develop your stitching and colour layout skills ~~Maree

Framed Hexagons Instructions (framed_hexagons_instructions.pdf, 224 Kb) [Download]

OzQuilts Framed Hexagon Set - Makes 4 different sizes of Quilt-As-You-Go Hexagons

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