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BUTTERFLY BLOOM HEXI QUILT
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 50cm of seven matching quilting fabrics
- 70cm of a colour matching prima for the linking triangles
- 60cm of a contrasting prima for the border
- 1.2m of wadding
- 1.8m of quilt backing cotton
Depending on how large you want your quilt to be, you may choose to make yours with larger hexagons and triangles, remember to purchase extra quilting fabric, wadding and backing to accommodate.
First cut out your hexagons and triangles. This project created a small blanket for a single bed, so the template used was a hexagon with 9cm sides and a triangle template 10x10x10cm. In total you will need 70 hexagons (10 from each fabric) and 140 triangles.
The easiest way to assemble your hexagons is to sew two triangles to each on joining edges (remembering to leave 10 hexagons and 10 triangles spare for the end). Once you have created 10 strips of 6 hexagons (assembling in a pattern or at random) lay out your 10 lengths and attach either two triangles to the left end or a hexagon to the right end, alternating left to right.
Filling in these gaps will create a more rectangular shape,which when all 10 strips are sewn together can be cut into a clean rectangle, trimming away excess fabric to finish with straight edges.
Cut your wadding and backing to the size and shape of your front and sandwich together. Basting spray will help hold your front down, as the hexagons are more likely to move around and puff up than straight cut square designs.
To create your border cut your contrasting prima into 6 strips of 10cm. Sew two longer lengths by joining two strips on the fold, do this twice.
Iron your four lengths with long folds to create a neat border on each side of your quilt. Pin down and sew using cotton the same colour. Cut away excess fabric from your two longer lengths and fold in the ends to create a clean finish.