Working on the Blog and Modern Hexagon Quilt Blocks

by Judy Tucker

I'm trying some new layouts for my blog.  If you have been a regular reader, yes, it is still my blog!
And to new readers, the posts may look different tomorrow because I'm still trying new options.

My goal is to make it easier to leave comments.  I want to know what you are thinking about my posts.
So bear with me for a few days!

I really like this dynamic platform.  It has a great comment section but I am sorry that my new Instagram button won't load on it.  I want it all!

Modern Hexagon Blocks

I spent some time today working on my Modern Hexagon quilt.  I thought about appliquéing the hexagons onto the background by hand.  But Modern Quilting to me = machine sewing.  As long as it looks good, faster is better in my book!

1 inch hexagons ready to sew
I sewed 6 blocks today. I am pleased with how it is coming together.  My teal background blocks are 10.5 inch square.

To keep the hexagons in a straight row, I folded over the top edge of the block 3 inches and put in a finger press.

Background block turned down 3 inches to mark
the sewing line for the top of the hexagon block
Here are 3 blocks lined up and ready for sewing:

I am using a straight stitch at the very edge of the hexagon's margin.  I thought it might be hard to so that close to the edge of the block, but it wasn't a problem.

Sewing along the margin of the hexagon

One hexagon sewn onto the background.  Lot's more to go!
The first sewn onto a background block.
Chester, my cat, is doing quality control.
Can you see his toes?
Two blocks close up:
Detail of sewing on hexagon
This is a fun project!  Can't wait to get it on the design wall!