Yesterday, I promised that I would show you how to finish a quilt made with the hexagon blocks.
If anyone was brave enough to purchase equipment and start making their own hexagon block quilt after reading yesterday’s post – that brave soul now has a quilt that looks something like this:
And by the way, if anyone WAS that brave – I’m shocked – but congratulations!—
Now, how to get from that admittedly interesting, but difficult to work with, pointed border to something a bit more traditional? Get out your rotary cutter! Using a straight edge ruler, trim the points from each side of the quilt (top and bottom won’t have points)
After you have straighted the sides, all you have to do is add a regular border to finish the quilt top!
But, we aren’t done with this fabric yet! Take a look at this project, which uses all three sizes of hexagon rulers:
The jacket pattern is Butterick #5039.
This jacket took on a new look when the seamstress decided to embellish by using the Marti Michell hexagon rulers. Because there are three sizes of hexagons in the package – all were used. The bottom of the jacket has the largest hexagon or a border. The border going up and down on the front of the jacket uses the medium hexagon. And of course at the bottom of the sleeves is the smallest hexagon.
Sheila Reinke, Heart of Sewing