This quilt was made for my cousin Sherry’s daughter. I made it using a quilt-as-you-go technique that makes hexagon blocks. I found the technique in an old quilt magazine (sorry I don’t recall the name or date of the magazine).
I used 6.5 in circles to make the hexagons which are approximately 3.5 in. The quilt measures 32 in X 48 in. I finished the quilt in February 2001.
The photos of the quilt were supplied to me by my cousin, so I apologize for not having a “full” photo.
You can see the details of the pink rabbits in the yellow fabric with this photo, as well as the added quilting (wanted to ensure it would hold together with use). The back of the quilt looks like the front.
Okay, I’m going to try to give instructions on how to make the hexagons. Begin with a circle at least twice as wide as you want the finished hexagon to be. I used 6.5 in circles.
I press the circles into halves to find the center. You will then fold the two points labeled “A” to meet at the center.
I press after each new fold though I’m not sure it is necessary. Next, the two points labeled “B” get folded into the center.
Next the points labeled “C” get folded into the center.
Thus creating a hexagon! Before placing a tacking stitch to hold the points together, you want to place a hexagon of scrap batting inside.
The hexagons can then be sewn together by hand or machine. If by machine, use a faggoting or zigzag stitch.
I hope these instructions are clear enough.