Thank you everyone for your interest and comments on my header quilt, Hex Vex. Today I'm reviewing it and providing the sizes of paper pieces I used to make it. You can see the original post here.
I was inspired to make this quilt after seeing Kim McLean's version on the cover of Quilters Newsletter Magazine. Kim was inspired by an antique quilt.
Here are the sizes I used:
3" hexegons (the solids blocks and 1/2 make the edge pieces, and 1/4 make the 4 corners.
1 1/2" diamonds (these make the 12 point stars, also the little tumbler blocks and what I call the the plaid blocks).
and 3" diamonds (these make the large tumbler blocks, or the same fabric to make repeat designs, etc.) Also these are used to make the giant stars.
We ordered our paper from Paper Pieces on-line. They also have printable work pages that are blank to help you with size and layout.
Studying these quilts is the best way to figure out how to design blocks - the variations are almost endless - it is about manipulating the color values and using printed fabric for dramatic effect.
Here is my friend Jill's Patriotic Hex:
And another example of a great scrappy hex:
My buddy Rachael is working on a beautiful one here. She is showing combinations that I hadn't seen before! Her project is for a raffle quilt and looks like it will be stunning!
If you make this project, please share photos with me, I'd love to see them and post them with your permission.