|Sunday Paper 62" x 72"|
|Block for the left side with narrow end of one blade missing.|
And three half blocks made of one diamond and one 60 degree triangle for the top and bottom of the quilt.
The right edge of the quilt was finished with six half vertical diamonds with wide end of the blade missing.
Add 1/4 " seam allowance from the center of the diamond before vertically cutting them for left side blocks and right edge half diamonds.
|There were six deep breathing, going at a slow speed stop and go seams.|
|And then there were four|
I was reading back my comments earlier, I was going to eyeball the seam allowance? Really? I must be in a 'La-La' land when I said that. Those of you who are traditional quilters out there must have had a really good laugh too! Well, I must admit, 'eyeballing' seam allowance is not for this quilt. I learned that real fast.
The marking pencil, 60 degree ruler, pins all became my best friends. I marked stitch-lines on the back of each diamond. It also gave me the markings for all the starting and ending points on the diamonds which became very handy since the longest seam was only six inches long.
|Check out the markings!|
Thanks, Barb for all your wonderful tips.
I know there are couple of quilters down under at Material Obsession working on this quilt. They too got as excited as I did when they first saw Barbara Brackman's post. I can't wait to see their versions.
If you are working on this quilt or want to start one and have any questions, just send me an email. I will be happy to answer any and all of them.
In was an overall very exciting project to work on. It made me wonder a few times if I will ever make another hexagon quilt..The answer is YES! This quilt and foundation piecing has opened up a lot of possibilities for designing. As much as I hated 'wasting' fabric while foundation piecing, there are many ways I can make this technique work in future for all those odd shape scraps in my scrap bins.
Now that the hard part is done, I am wondering how to quilt this quilt. Any ideas?
Oh and one more question.. To border or not? I would love to hear your opinion on that.