UPDATE JUNE 2013
Video with 300 Pieced Hexagon Designs on YouTube
The new 60° Diamond 1.5 inch is exciting because Inklingo shapes can be combined in so many different ways.
We’ve already shown you many pieced 3 inch hexagons made with the 4 shapes in the new diamond collection.
Each is a little work of art. How should they be set together?
1. MEDALLION STYLE
This setting uses the Inklingo shape collections with 3 inch diamonds and 3 inch hexagons to set the pieced hexagons.
Every pieced hexagon could be unique or each ring could feature one design.
This one reminds me a little bit of my settings for Love & Friendship (Quilted Diamonds) and In Time of Friendship (My Dear Jane).
We’ve given you many examples already. The variety is incredible but we haven’t even scratched the surface!
The possibilities multiply to the power of Q (quilters) when you add shapes from other Inklingo shape collections with diamonds and hexagons and triangles.
2. CANDIED HEXAGONS
This setting was made popular by a pattern by Kerry Dear in Quilter’s Companion Issue 18. It was inspired by Frederica Josephson’s pieced hexagon quilt.
The original can be seen at the Old Government House Museum in Australia and in The Fabric of Society by Annette Gero (Quilt # 13). (3.5 inch blocks)
You could say it is no “setting” at all. The pieced hexagons form a complex mass. You don’t need the shape collections with the 3 inch hexagons and diamonds for this one.
Ann Tenthy’s gorgeous Candied Hexagon quilt is featured on Tilde’s Inklingo Projects blog. (3 inch blocks made with Inklingo)
If you Google “Candied Hexagons” you will see similar hexagon quilts. There is more about Candied Hexagons in the Inklingo Smart Shopper’s Idea Book (pages 13-14) under the Support tab on inklingo.com.
3. VARIAHEX IN QUILT & ZO
Another popular setting for 3 inch hexagons uses 3 inch 60° Triangles, which are included in the 60° Diamond 3 inch shape collection.
The white triangles form a secondary star design. This is the setting used for VariaHex in Quilt & Zo magazine.
4. FLOWERS AND STARS
You can use more plain 3 inch hexagons to showcase each little gem. This setting uses the shape collections with 3 inch diamonds and 3 inch hexagons.
5. MORE INSPIRATION FOR HEXAGON SETTINGS
There are many more ideas for setting 3 inch pieced hexagons, especially if you add 3 inch diamonds and 3 inch hexagons.
These are two of my favorites:
Print a variety of shapes on several fabrics and start playing!
Don’t miss it!
1. Fussy Cut
You can fussy cut (fussy print) with Inklingo. There are great tips for choosing fabric on YouTube.
2. Sew by Machine
When you are sewing shapes with 3 inch sides, it is easy to sew the insets by machine thanks to the crosshairs printed on the fabric with Inklingo. Watch it on YouTube (demonstrates with hexagons).
3. “Like” us?
If you give our little movies the thumbs up on YouTube or like Inklingo on Facebook, more quilters will learn about Inklingo and designers and magazines are more likely to use Inklingo methods.
If you don’t want to miss anything good, you can enter your email address (right sidebar). We have more fussy cut stars to show you and the next plot twists in the Case of the Secret Garden mystery quilt are coming soon too.
5. Special Price
The sale price on the new 60° Diamond 1.5 inch shape collection ends on March 10. We still expect most quilters to prefer the Inklingo # 3 book and CD because it is such an incredible value.
6. A Good Deed!
If you know quilters who like hexagons, please send them over!
We still have piles of snow everywhere but the chipmunks are coming out of hibernation, so spring is on the way! Russ is feeding sunflower seeds to a little cutie on the window sill right now.
Thank you for visiting
Linda & Monkey
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13 thoughts on “Settings for Pieced Hexagons”
dommage que ces si beaux modèles ne soient pas expliqués en Français
Bonjour Anne, Je suis désolé que je ne parle pas du français. L’espagnol, Hollandais, et Norvégien quilters a traduit quelques pages sur le site Web pour moi, mais un français quilter n’a jamais offert. Je pense que beaucoup de quilters de français comprend l’anglais bien. J’utilise le freetranslation.com quand nécessaire.
I am so inspired to make a candied hexagon! Ordered the Collection #3 last week, can’t wait to play!
Hi Wendy, Funny you should say that. 🙂 When I wake up in the morning I often have good ideas ready to go, so I must dream Inklingo. Over the years I have learned to trust my “morning instincts.”
I am glad you like the settings. Thank you for letting me know. I hope you have a great weekend with time to sew.
Hugs, Linda & Monkey
You always seem to amaze me, I agree with Amy that your mind must never stop. Do you dream Inklingo too? You have my mind swimming with possibilities now, and I thank you!
I didn’t think I wanted to make candied hexagons, but these hexagons are really, really, REALLY hard to resist! Now to decide on a colourway. 🙂
Oh my! What a great way to start the day! Scrappy hexagons are my favorites!
Very nice. These are the shapes I had decided to work with next – after the Mystery project – cant wait.
I just can say wow…so inspiring…i will make candied hexagon someday, i have all the shape and the pattern.. thank you linda
Your mind must NEVER stop! Thank you.
Amy in South Florida
Thanks, Karen. There are so many more ideas. We won’t ever be bored, will we?
I am waiting for my shape collection #3 with the book that should come any day now and I know I will just be amazed at the possibilities! you come up with so many good ideas.