Monday, January 28, 2013

Hexagons...Free Patterns, Links, and Tutes

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Someone put a hex on me....

I caught the weird headache, coughing, sinus congestion virus that's super going around and I've been under my favorite quilts and feeling more than a little hexy, hexagonally reclined and/or somebody put a hex on me.... and I'm not just talking quilts! 

So, as I was airing my wonderful quilt above..that's my excuse for the quilt being pulled out from the quilt cupboard and laying out nice and flat on the bed ......(and me being under it) .....my own kind of airing of the quilts ;)

I was reminded of some updating that I wanted to do on my super duper hexagon quilt patterns, papers and tutorial links page and just thought.....heck, just redo it under as a new post on this blog and have it serve as a blog post update and a new post with not much fuss !  So, I am! 
And yes! The airing under the quilt did me a world of good...no doctors, no drugs, just natural healing and quilt therapy!  Everyone  in blogland with this virus are still miserable....bless their hearts!   So, glad that I was able to shoo it out and away in a couple of days!!! Stay healthy and make a hexagon quilting project, instead!

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.

Double Ring Hexagon Quilt Pattern English Paper Piecing 1 Inch Hex Triple Ring Flower Pattern
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 English Paper Piecing 1 Inch Hex Diamond Double Ring Pattern



Diamond Triple Ring Quilt Pattern Diamond Triple Ring Quilt Pattern



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Single Ring Hexagon Quilt Pattern

Single Ring Hexagon Quilt Pattern FREE to Download

Double Ring Hexagon Quilt Pattern

Double Ring Hexagon Quilt Pattern FREE to Download Single Ring Hexagon Quilt Pattern FREE to Download




English Paper Piecing



Free sewing and quilting tutorials
Free sewing and quilting tutorials





Free sewing and quilting tutorials
Free sewing and quilting tutorials


English Paper Piecing


Tutorials: How to make a quilt: tutorial, sewing hexagon rows (English paper piecing), © Stephanie Boon, 2015 www.DawnChorusStudio.com

Tutorials: How to make a quilt: sewing hexagon flowers (English paper piecing), © Stephanie Boon, 2015 www.DawnChorusStudio.com

Tutorials. How to make a quilt::sewing hexagon rows (English paper piecing), © Stephanie Boon, 2015 www.DawnChorusStudio.com
Tutorials. How to make a quilt: sewing 6 pointed stars (English paper piecing), © Stephanie Boon, 2015 www.DawnChorusStudio.com





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
Fresh Produce Hexagons Pattern FREE to Download

Other fun projects:
First-hexagon
Lucy's hexagons.



Hexagon Caterpillar Bookmarks! from Shelly


Hexagon Flower Bag from Moda


Cica Mora's Free Tutorial Quilted Hexi Pouch

Quilted Hexie Pouches – Two Free Tutorials - PatternPile.com

 

 

Hexagon Dilly Bag PDF Pattern from brigittegiblinquilts
 Hexie Hipster Bag Sewing Pattern by Betz White

Hexamania
http://www.sewingandbeyond.com/userfiles/file/Cutting%20Equilateral%20Fabric%20Hexagons.pdf

Hexamania....cutting and tips in general are free...she sells these below as patterns now (no longer free) if you can't figure out how to make them on your own. But look at what wonderful ideas she has!


Barrette

Belt



Christmas Tree Ornament (2)


Christmas Tree Ornaments
Christmas Tree Ornament (2)

First Hexabag

First Hexabag (2)

First Hexabag (alt. color)

Folded Hexagon

Hexabag - Easy Does It (1)

Hexabag - Easy Does It (2)

Hexabag - Easy Does It (3)

Hexabag - On the Go (1)

Hexabag - On the Go (2)

Hexabag - Spring Fever (1)

Hexabag - Spring Fever (2)

Hexabag - Up, Up and Away

Hexapin (1)

Hexapin (2)

Pin Cushion (2)

Pot Holder

Ribbons


(mMore fun links for projects at bottom of post!)




Honeycomb version ...no spacing...
Hexagonal PDF Generator

Hexagonal Graph Paper Preview

English Paper Piecing Stars Quilt Design Sheet Pattern
The variations of hexagonal shapes is endless, especially when combined with triangles, polygons, or other geometric shapes.


English Paper Piecing Finishing Methods Pattern

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


Shown at very top as it airs in the trees:
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!


Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska and all of her AAQI Quilting. Sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and encouraging others to join in the Liberated Quilting Challenge and make or donate small art quilts to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) Help us change the world, one little quilt at a time!

5 comments:

  1. WOW, Michele--Hexagon-mania has hit you! I cut my freezer paper hexagons on my GO!Baby die cutter from the small size and then, my fabrics from the next size up! A real time saver and no pinning needed...I hope you feel better soon...Julierose

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  2. Hooray for the Healing power of a Hexagon quilt!

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  3. wow! these are AWESOME ideas. I just joined a hexie CLUB and I like those moda bags, though that's a 2" hexie, I'll work with 3"....which will be lots of other shapes inside the hexie.... neat ideas anyways, I bookmarked this

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  4. Oh my! Who would have thought all that from one simple shape?

    Glad you got over your "bug" quickly!

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  5. wow what a great load of info on hexagons. When I read what Magan meant.....I remembered my daughter Megan. She has beautiful eyes like blue hexagons. LOL seriously.
    I don't quilt but do some machine sewing and cross stitching. You really do such beautiful work.

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.