Friday, 24 May 2013

Progress on Hexagon Log Cabins

We have all been a bit under the weather in our house this last week or so as winter approaches.  But I have been getting into the sewing room in the evenings and I have been doing hexagon log cabins.  I have now done 18.
I am thinking about how to lay them out and how to finish the quilt. I don't want to make any more hexagon log cabins really, so I thought I would do a large border of scrappy trips.  Scrappy trips are blocks of squares, where there are several fabrics used the squares are in diagonal lines.  I used this technique for my dolls blanket here.
So I thought I would arrange them like this and add triangles in to make them into diamonds and then sew them together.  Then I think I will do more triangles to fill up the odd spaces and then a border of squares. It's a plan.


 Those are some of my favourite hexagons.  I think it is going to be a very pink quilt...

43 comments:

  1. These are amazing hexagons. This is going to be a very charming, cute quilt.

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  2. This is going to be a very cute quilt. Can't wait to see it finished.

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    1. Me too! I am getting there though.

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  3. Your hexagons are beautiful. That's going to be one special quilt!

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    1. I think it will be as it is for my little girl who loves pink

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  4. Your hexies are just beautiful.Love your fussy cut!

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  5. What a wonderful collection of hexies!
    Love the fabrics!

    Esther
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    1. Thanks Esther and thanks so much for visiting.

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  6. Love those hexies. I really love the how the second layout with a bit of space between each block really lets them stand out and shine.

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    1. I love the second layout too. That way I can machine piece them. I haven't tried machine piecing hexagons and it looks a bit tricky.

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  7. Beautiful blocks and it will be interesting to see what you do with them!

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  8. Hi, such beautiful hexies. Great idea. I am very new to quilting and saw your blog on Sew Many Ways. I am now following you and can't wait to see your next project.
    http://lovinglyhandcrafted.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/charm-quilt.html

    Ally

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    1. Hi Ally, tried to look at your blog and couldn't open it. Thanks for visiting.

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  9. Very cute - and a lot of work I imagine! :-)

    http://tinajoathome.com/

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  10. Those are adorable! It's going to be a fabulous quilt however you decide to lay them out.

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  11. Those are adorable! It's going to be a fabulous quilt however you decide to lay them out.

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  12. I love these blocks! I'm sure however you decide to finish them will be wonderful :)

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  13. What a great idea for hexies! Love it!!

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  14. I love them!! I just finished a similar quilt - you can look at my blog for the layout - I got it from a tutorial at The Sewing Chick. Great job!
    Stacey @ thetiltedquilt.blogspot.com

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    1. I looked at yours and I really love it. Great and thanks for visiting.

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  15. This is so cute. I love your fussy cut centers. Great project.

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  16. such a sweet quilt. it's going to be gorgeous!

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  17. These are brilliant, I can't wait to see how the whole thing turns out!

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  18. Wonderful sweet fussy cuts. I like the second layout because every single hexie will be more shown. I am sure however this will be loooooved!

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  19. So darling! Love the centre fabrics : )

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  20. I love these hexies and how you fussy cut the centers. I like the idea of strippy border.

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  21. How cute! This is going to be an adorable quilt, and the star layout is lovely!

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  22. Your hexy log cabins are adorable! Thanks for linking up :)

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    1. Thanks, and I love your work too!

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  23. These blocks are so fun and so cute!

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  24. The dress on the hanger hexie is my favorite! Too cute. Looks like a lot of work, but gonna be worth it for sure:)

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  25. Did you use a tutorial for these or a template? Please do share! These are gorgeous and you picked the BEST fabric line in the world!

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    1. Hi, the tutorial on how to do it is here: http://thesewingchick.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/a-tutorial-log-cabin-hexagon-block.html so there is a free hexagon template to print off. Good luck!

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  26. These are simply amazing! I love the fussy cutting and the fabrics are perfect!

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  27. With the increasing interest in log homes, it shows that a growing number of people would like their dream home to be a Garden Log Cabins .

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