Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Yes, I'm still plugging along albeit a little more slowly than I'd like.

Print or trace the block onto foundation paper and modify the diagram as below.

Cut out and number the sections as in the photo.

Foundation piece all the numbered sections and trim the seam allowances to 1/4".

Sew the three center sections together.

Print or trace the center block section onto the dull side of freezer paper and cut out the center hexagon.
Carefully iron this in place on the right side of the block section you just constructed, lining up the seam lines with the corners of the hexagon.
Cut the hexagon out of the fabric leaving a small seam allowance for turning under.

Cut a 4" x 4" section of background fabric and lay it right side up on the table.
Place the block section right side up on top of it.
Baste through all layers at least 1/4" from the freezer paper hexagon edge.

Turning under the seam allowance, reverse applique the hexagon.

Remove the freezer paper and trim away the excess background fabric.

Referring to the block diagram attach the remaining pieced sections.  Attach the two smallest sections first and then the larger sections.

1 comment:

  1. So good to see you back. Love your method of putting this block together. Getting so close to the finish line. A finished quilt top is my plan by Christmas. A perfect Christmas gift. Hope your life settles down a little. Again, thank you for all your instructions.