As promised my hexi star progress. I decided to go with large solid hexis between the stars. I did this because; One, when I pressed my hexi stars I forgot that I had used a fission pen and all my stitching lines disappeared. Two there would be a lot of bulk where the points met if I didn’t. Finally I was worried that the points might not all match up and it would not look good.
I made the large hexi by using my compass and measuring from the center of my hexi star to point on one of my stars. Next I drew my circle and drew a line through the middle of it. Then I took my background triangle and starting at the point where the line met the edge of the circle I laid it out so that the other side of the triangle hit the circle again. I continued around the circle until I had created a hexagon. I know there were probably more mathematically correct ways to do this but it worked for me. I glued this template to lightweight cardboard and cut it out. Then cut out and pressed my hexis. I also pressed my hexi stars around it to find my stitching line again. Then started putting them together. Here is what I have so far.
Yesterday I had a Quilty Hug Sew In for Happy Chemo. We were very productive. We finished this top from squares I was given by a guild that I did a trunk show for.
This one was made from blue, green, and yellow scraps, plus a bunch of left over red 2 1/2″ squares from another project.
Finally this top made from donated orphan blocks. Now to find backs and get them quilted.
Looks like some great progress! I really like the second to last one–those stars.:)
The stars are really wonderful.
It looks like you had a great quilty day.
Your hexie stars look beautiful and the quilt tops are just stunning. You have been very busy, great projects.
I do love your hexi blocks and the star hexis! And the quilt tops are all wonderful. They will certainly cheer the recipients.