Are you ready? Did you even attempt to guess what the design would be from yesterday's bits and pieces?
Grab your Triangle Cardstock Paper. Draw out your first Hexagon. (Remember, I am only using markers for photo/teaching purposes. You need to use a pencil for thin lined accuracy!
Next, turn your Hexagon so that a point is up. Measure one side and divide by 3. If you made your Hexie six triangles wide (which I recommend), it is divided already.
Now, draw two lines. Each needs to be 1/3 of the way away from the point. See below:
Note, point is up and there is a line two triangles from the to the right and two to the left.
Now, rotate to the next point and draw two more lines the same way.
I switched colors to help you see it better. This time I did the green lines.
Now, rotate one more time and do the same. This time I did the orange lines.
Do you see the design now? You can grab your pencils and start coloring. As with most quilt blocks, there are several options that will make it look different. Here is the option I am going with:
It is helpful to mark your design with which color is which before you cut.
Of course, you might have colored yours in. I had to redraw mine with pencil, so then I marked my colors.
Not so bad on this easy design, but there will be more intricate ones along the way.
Now, cut them with your rotary that you keep reserved for paper, and start sewing!
After you baste all your pieces, start with the middle and work out when you do your whip stitching.
I did all the little triangles attached to the middle hexagon first.
Then I started working on the outer hexagons. You need to start closest to the middle and work your way out. So I do up one side, then up the other. (Hope that makes sense.)
Do all the outer Hexagons in this manner.
It looks cute, doesn't it?
Next do your outer triangles. Be very careful to have all your outer edges even.
Then you are done!
You can remove your basting stitches and your paper from the middle hexagon and the middle triangles ONLY. Your outer ones must stay until they are attached to another hexagon or appliqued down.
The photo above shows which I removed my basting/papers from and which that I didn't.
Today's block is called the Pointing Star and was published in the Kansas City star in 1936.
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