In geometry, a hexagon is a polygon with six edges and six vertices. In nature, it appears in honeycombs, in a turtle's carapace, on the North pole of the planet Saturn, in the micrograph of a snowflake, and in the naturally formed basalt columns form Giant's Causeway in Ireland.
A hexagon is the only shape that will fit inside of a six sided star or Saturn star (also known as Magan's (Magen's, Mogan's) Star, which is considered the most powerful symbol in the occult. And by the occult, I mean that which has hidden energies not obvious to the human eye, not something that is necessarily evil. However, it comes as no surprise that we talk of 'putting a hex' on others in regards to magical incantations of ill omen. And thus, the hexagon has often been used throughout history and through timed as a carrier of these magical energies.
However, on the flip side, all energies also carry their reverse or polar opposite within, so it also no surprise that the Magan, or Mogan Star can also become the most beautiful of shapes long been held in high esteem by those who love fiber art handicrafts of all kinds.
And, when you connect alternate points of a hexagon, it gives you a hexagram, or a six pointed star, usually called the Star of David...as in the Magen David star quilt, shown above.
English Paper Piecing 1 Inch Hex Triple Ring Flower Pattern FREE to Download
Six circles will fit around a seventh (of the same diameter) dividing the circumference into six equal parts, and the radius of a circle exactly divides into the circumference into six parts creating the six petaled rose we so often see in quilts.
Diamond Triple Ring Quilt Pattern
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Single Ring Hexagon Quilt Pattern FREE to Download
Double Ring Hexagon Quilt Pattern FREE to Download Single Ring Hexagon Quilt Pattern FREE to Download
Machine sew & flip hexagon tutorial!
Free Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilt Pattern With History\
Free Online Graph Paper / Grid Paper PDFsFree Pattern - English Paper Piecing - Cia's Palette Online Fabric
And watch how Anina over at Twiddletails uses Cia's link to print her templates off on freezer paper and then gives us a free tutorial for that whole process.
Fresh Produce Hexagons Pattern FREE to Download
Other fun projects:
Hexagon Caterpillar Bookmarks! from Shelly
Hexagon Flower Bag from Moda
Hexamania....cutting and tips in general
(more fun links for projects at bottom of post!)
Honeycomb version ...no spacing...
Hexagonal PDF Generator
English Paper Piecing Finishing Methods Pattern FREE to Download
Free Hexagon Printables from Moxy, below:
Also check out her site for lots of other fun informtion:
english paper piecing « *Snippets and Blabbery and her tutorial on ~hand-sewn hexagons~
free template sheets to download, also from Moxy:
3/4 in. hexagon sheet
7/8 in. hexagon sheet
1 in. hexagon sheet
1.5 in. hexagon sheet
1.5 in. triangle sheet
However! If you want spacing and you will need it..here's a fabulous set of hints for creating your own A4 sized paper hexagon pattern..for free!
Other fun links:
Sunshine Creations Tutorial on English Paper Piecing
Hexagon Tutorial by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville
How to Make a Hexagon Quilt
Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilt, Honeycomb & Hexagon Quilts
Quilting The Kaye Wood Way - Hexagons
Hexagon Medallion Quilt
Art or Liberated quilters! Free hexie quilt download project from Quilting Arts and
Free Patchwork Quilt Project #3 Mini Hexagon Quilt by Malka Dubrawsky
UPDATED POST WITH ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS ON PRIMARY BLOG 2013:
Hand sewn, hand quilted, old fashioned hexagon diamonds quilt undergoing airing. Keep quilts out of the sun...or air under plain sheets , either hanging or sandwiched flat on the ground to avoid creases or sun damage when you air them!
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