I have quit drawing out my patterns when I make mine.
Instead I just place dots where I want to cut; that way the only line I am following is the original graph paper line. You never have to do anything the way that I show you. I just like to share what I've learned in case you'd like to try it. Here is what the spiderweb would look like if I was cutting it out:
I drew it out for you though.
Notice the two outer portions are twice the size of the two inner portions.
You can either piece that center as tiny triangles as I've done in these two:
( I cannot help but make bright ones!)
(for my African Quilt)
Or you can leave the middle as a small hexagon as I have done here:
I only had a fat quarter of this African women fabric and it wasn't large enough for me to get the outer rows all the same direction, so I had to flip them back and forth. And since I had to on those, I decided to flip the pineapples back and forth too. Dancing pineapples!
Both of the African blocks don't really match and they look like they wouldn't belong on the same quilt. I may be making a quilt and some runners or something...or I may be surprised and they will look fine. At any rate, I'll keep making them and see what I can come up with later in the Spring.
Don't forget to upload to the Ahhhh Flikr Group.
(I've posted a discussion there for those that are actually making hexies along with me...and would appreciate if you popped over there and answered it real quickly. Thanks!)
I have been trying to work on making my photos look better.
I forgot to upload them to piknik and add my name to them. Next week...always next week.
I've discovered pinterest and am hoping that I can drum up some interest by pinning some there.
I need to go 'fix' that 96 piece one, huh? That would be a good one to pin.