SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- 1/3 yard each of ten coordinating fabrics
- 3½ yards fabric for backing
- 1½ yards fabric for binding
- 54"x60" square of batting
- Optional: One EZ Quilting® 60 Degree Diamond Ruler
- Basic sewing/quilting supplies
- Iron & ironing surface
NOTES: 1/4" seam allowance used throughout. WOF = width of fabric.
1. From each of the ten coordinating fabrics, cut three 2½" WOF strips. Note: The extra strips allow some “play" with the fabric choices and half hexagon placement.
2. With right sides together, stitch two coordinating strips together along one long edge. Press seam allowance open.
3. Cut six 60 degree triangles from the strip set. If cut correctly, there will be two sets of six 60 degree triangles. Optional: If using the EZ Quilting® 60 Degree Diamond Ruler, place one 60 degree point along the long edge of the strip set. The opposite edge of the strip set should be across the middle of the ruler.
4. Stitch three triangles together to make a half hexagon. Repeat to make another half hexagon. Make 84 half hexagons.
5. Using the photo as reference, place the half hexagons on a design wall. Place six hexagons along the top edge. Nest the next row of hexagons between the first row of hexagons, starting and stopping the row with a half hexagon. Place the raw edge of the each half hexagon so that the seam joining two halves will be vertical. Note: Making half hexagons and setting the pieces in vertical rows eliminates the need for “Y-seam" construction.
6. Stitch the short sides of the half hexagons together when desired placement is reached. Press seam allowances in one direction, being sure to alternate the direction with each vertical row.
7. Stitch the vertical rows together.
8. Piece backing as needed to make a 54"x60" rectangle.
9. Layer pieced top, batting and backing. Quilt as desired.
10. From binding fabric, cut six 2½" bias strips. Stitch short ends together. Press with wrong sides together and long edges even. Stitch binding to right side of quilted piece with raw edges even. Ease binding along points as needed. Turn to back side of quilt and whipstitch in place.