Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Little Ruby Sew Along Part 3 | Hexagons

Hello and happy Wednesday! I've slowly but surely been making these fun pinwheel hexagons for the Fat Quarter Shop Little Ruby Sew Along. The blocks are really a lot of fun to make!




I've been using scraps from the Sundrops collection by Corey Yoder for Moda, and I decided to use the fun large floral for my contrast hexagons and triangles. This quilt just says summer to me!


 The video for part 3 (you can watch it below) shows you how to lay out your half hexagons, blocks, and triangles. Then the pieces are sewn together in rows.


  I pressed all of my seams open, stopping after each seam to press.




 Then I sewed the rows together, again pressing the seams open.




 After the rows are sewn together the edges are trimmed so they are straight. Be sure to leave 1/4" for the seam allowance. (The untrimmed example is below, and my trimmed example is the first photo in this post).



 The final video shows the row/quilt construction.



         

My June Sew Sampler box arrived the other day, too! It's full of fun goodies...a pattern, Riley Blake solids in a rainbow of fun colors, a Frixion pen, blue Alpha bitties, a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square ruler, and some cute Fat Quarter Shop ribbon. It's always fun to see what is in the box!


Hope you're getting some sewing done...I'm off to do a little cleaning in my sewing room so I can start some new projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



5 comments:

Hildy said...

I love your Little Ruby/Sundrops blocks and the flower print is just right for the hexagons very summery!

Janet said...

This is looking great. EXCITED to tell you that your latest fabric line is in my Local Quilt Shop...here in Kingston, Ontario, Canada....hoping to get some this weekend. .🙂

Karen said...

I love Corey's Sundrops fabric. Your quilt is looking great. I have all my half hexagons sewn together, but I am waiting a couple of weeks to assemble the quilt since I will be at a retreat, and I can use the giant design wall to lay out the quilt before sewing. Last night I finished another quilt to the same stage. Can't wait to get those quilt tops put together!

Sinta Renee said...

Great fabric choice! I like how fresh it feels! What a fun quilt!!!

Janet said...

This is looking great. EXCITED to tell you that your latest fabric line is in my Local Quilt Shop...here in Kingston, Ontario, Canada....hoping to get some this weekend. .🙂

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