Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Quilting With Hexagons:Updated 2015



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



The quilt patterns (in first list below)are downloadable by clicking on the links that go through the original site: Paper Pieces  

http://www.paperpieces.com/contents/en-us/d30.html 

http://www.paperpieces.com/contents/en-us/d30.htmliant Garden Quilt Pattern

By JoAnne Louis
Approximately 72" x 80"
This new quilt was so well liked we made it our cover quilt for our 2010 catalog! Now you can make this beautiful quilt for yourself with the free pattern download.

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Queen Size quilt pattern

Classic Quilt 3/4" Hexagon Double Ring

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Queen Size quilt pattern

Classic Quilt 3/4" Hexagon Triple Ring

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Queen Size quilt pattern

Classic Quilt 3/4" Hexagon Diamond Single Ring

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Queen Size quilt pattern

Classic Quilt 3/4" Hexagon Diamond Double Ring

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Queen Size quilt pattern

Classic Quilt 3/4" Hexagon Diamond Triple Ring

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Queen Size quilt pattern

Classic Quilt 1" Hexagon Single Ring

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Queen Size quilt pattern


Machine sew & flip hexagon tutorial!



Kiwi Quilts!  Be sure to Say thank you!



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

Hexie Hipster Bag Sewing Pattern - Bags to Sew

Projects below:
Hexamania
http://www.sewingandbeyond.com/userfiles/file/Cutting%20Equilateral%20Fabric%20Hexagons.pdf
Hexamania....cutting and tips in general


Barrette

Belt

Christmas Tree Ornament (2)

Christmas Tree Ornaments

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


(more 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