|arranging on the design wall -- in progress|
--Select 2-1/2" strips and pair them. (I'm using 1930s repro fabrics)
--Sew strip sets of the pairs.
--Use 60-degree ruler and cut 12 triangles from each stripset. (I used Fons & Porter's 60-degree Pyramids ruler, but there are many versions available.)
--Sew identical triangles together in sets of 3.
--Arrange blocks on the design wall.
--Sew the blocks together, row by row.
The top and bottom rows are filled in with half-hexagons, so the top and bottom edges of the quilt will be straight. But not the sides.
|Sewing together first two rows|
In honor of my year of "Trying New Things," I'll leave the left and right edges in the shape of the hexagons, and I'll bind it as it is.
Shudder!! Shudder!! A shaped border on both sides!
Actually, I'm looking forward to it. The shaped sides will add a whole new dimension to this otherwise rather simple quilt.
The pattern calls for making a bias binding, but as the sides are straight lines and corners, not curves, I don't think that's necessary. Input, please? Is a bias binding required? If I was using a stripe or plaid for the binding, I might cut it on the bias, just for that fun look, but I'll be using a print.