All Kinds of Hexagons

All kinds of hexagons

Let’s GO Sampler Quilt Pattern BS2-247

Here at QuiltWoman.com, we love to highlight quilting trends and show you fun patterns that incorporate those trends. One of the strongest trends we continue to see everywhere…. All Kinds of Hexagons.

Trendy Patterns Featuring All Kinds of Hexagons

Even if you slept through grade school geometry class, you probably still know what a Hexagon is. It is a figure with six straight sides and angles. According to Ask.com. Quilters have been infatuated with hexagons for hundreds of years. The earliest dated hexagon template goes all the way back to 1770 England. By the 1830’s hexagons were one of the most popular quilting patterns around.

Eventually the hexagon pattern made its way to the United States. By the 1920s and 30s many women were hand stitching Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilts. As Ask.com notes “It was the perfect quilt pattern of the time. Women hand pieced hexagons that were easily sewn out of scraps and featured bright beautiful colors, reminiscent of a flower garden, in an otherwise dark and difficult time.”

All kinds of Hexsies

Honeycomb Quilt Pattern: Eleanor Burns Signature Pattern  QD-1292

With Elenanor Burns’ Honeycomb quilt pattern, the “buzz” is all about no pivoting, no pinning and no inset seams! The “sting” is taken out with just straight sewing! There are three quilt sizes and a colorful table runner. Don’t want to cut Hexsies yourself? Directions are included for using pre-cut Hexagons or the AccuQuilt GO!  A Plexiglass Hexagon Template is included with this pattern.

 All kinds of Hexagons

For beginning quilters, we like Barb Sackel’s delightful wall hanging called “String of Beads.” Switch out the fabrics with holiday colors and prints to create a nice tablerunner. This pattern is also compatible with the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter and uses applique techniques.

All kinds of Hexagons

Hexagons Made Easy

In her new book, Hexagons Made Easy (Martingale Press),  quilt designer Jen Eskridge offers tips and techniques to make a variety of projects incorporating Hexagons.

The book features not only hexagon quilts, but pillows, wall hangings, pot holders, and more. Jen shows how to create hexagons without  Y-seams or hand sewing. She uses a quick facing technique in lieu of English paper piecing. In this book, you will;

  • Select from 15 clever projects in a huge variety of sizes
  • Stitch hexagons easily and accurately by machine; learn a handy way to make hexagons of any size
  • Find patterns for 18 different 15″ x 15″ blocks that showcase hexagons, plus numerous motifs for quilting the designs

Hexagons Made Easy

The popular site, Pinterest, is loaded with colorful images of all kinds of hexagons including project ideas and technique tutorials. We would love to feature your hexagon inspired projects here at the QuiltWoman.com blog. Leave us a comment telling us about your latest Hexagon project.

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One Response to All Kinds of Hexagons

  1. Wendy says:

    Can I purchase the pattern for the hexagon quilt pictured in this blog article or is it in one of the referenced materials?

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