Our May/June issue has a theme of “Hooked on Hexagons.” I hope you have your copy with its four great hexie projects. We’re taking some time on the blog to talk about hexagons and their possibilities.
It’s been a lot of fun to research the hexagon within the quilting world. At times it’s been a little overwhelming. There are so many resources—myriad ways to create and combine these little darlings. No matter what quilt style you prefer or what techniques you enjoy, you can find a hexagon project that’s just right for you.
Here are a few basics that every hexie fan should know. These facts apply to hexagons where all sides are equal.
4. Considering #2 and #3, it’s evident that the distance from point to point is greater than the distance from side to side. When oriented on point as in the diagram directly above, hexagons are taller than they are wide.
Hexagons can be oriented with the flat side running horizontally, or on point with a tip at the top and bottom.
Now that we have all that behind us, let the hexie fun begin! Tomorrow: An introduction to Inklingo by its inventor, Linda Franz. You’re gonna love it!