Scrap Happy September – Hexagon Cutting and Sewing

Antiquarian Book pamphlet scraps

Constance helped to cut a pamphlet about used and antiquarian bookstores in Vancouver – it made many lovely Hexagons…

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Basting

…which were then basted inside some fabric Hexagons (that were cut out of a scrap sent to me by a friend in England)…

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Stack

…and piled into a stack of thirty-six hexagons…

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arranged

…destined to be arranged around a Hexagon star!!

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Stitch

Now for the sewing…

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More Stitching

…and more sewing…

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Keep Stitching

…and more sewing.

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Star

Doesn’t it look fine!

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White Surround

White hexagons are sewn around other hexagon flowers…

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Magic

…and the completed stars and flowers magically fit together!

 

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One star, four flowers

Each Hexagon flower uses one yellow, six plain coloured, and twelve patterned hexagon scraps. 

The ones that stay flowers get eighteen white pieces added around the outside.

The ones that become stars get added points made of eighteen plain hexagons sewn together in sets of three. These are attached to the flower with one gap between each point. Then thirty-six patterned hexagons are sewn all round the outer edge as shown.

So far I have purchased no new fabric, just used hexagons prepared by my grandmother, and scraps from my own collection! I don’t have thirty-six of any of my grandmother’s hexagons, so the outside edge of the stars will be my fabric…fortunately I have lots of scraps!

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ScrapHappy is a group of bloggers using up scraps of anything – no new materials…Anything made of genuine scraps is eligible, and posts come out once a month on the 15th!

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Here are the links for the ScrapHappy people – headed by Kate and Gun, who devised and run the group.  This is my seventh Scrap Happy post – Yay!

Kate Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Del and Nanette

 

 

20 thoughts on “Scrap Happy September – Hexagon Cutting and Sewing

    • Thanks! It is an excellent project for me – I am getting joy from working with these pieces, and remembering a special person…and it will be ongoing as the process has so many steps all done by hand!

    • Thanks so much! Constance enjoys encouraging me, and is great at snipping threads with her excellent scissors! She is also proud to keep the keys to the household at hand, and some useful safety pins!

  1. This is such a great project to have, especially this year. I’m sure you’re enjoying the process. I’m enjoying seeing your process and progress.

  2. Constance looks to be a very handy assistant indeed – I could do with her help sorting out my poor, neglected box of hexagons. If she fancies a trip to la belle France, she’d be very welcome.
    I’m keeping an eye on your stars and flowers design as I think knowing what I’m actually going to do with my little hexies would encourage me get a move on with them and your project is looking beautiful.

    • We may take you up on your offer to engage Constance as a hexagon-sorting assistant next time we are in France visiting my sister-in-law in Aix…😛 She is a very good encourager! I really am enjoying this project and the way it is looking now the overall pattern can be seen.

    • Thanks so much! I love having Constance nearby when I am working on projects large and small…she is very non-judgemental, and also frequently reminds me to stop for tea! I had never sewn a hexagon either until I started this project…though I have done paper-pieces in diamond form, so I knew the theory!

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