Things are really starting to get interesting in this book! Last week I was introduced to interwoven squares, and this week I worked with other shapes.
Triangles, hexagons, and trumpets.
I made six triangles and placed half of them with the kite side up and half with the triangle side. Then I stitched them together to form a hexagon and rolled back the inner edges. You can see a difference in the folds, although the center opening is the same size and shape.
And then I moved on to hexagons as the beginning shape.
There are two ways to weave hexagon shapes. First by using just three folded hexies like the one on the left. Weaving six folded hexies makes a more complex pattern – like the one on the right. It is also a lot more fabric to stitch through!
And here they are with the edges rolled back. The six-piece hexie is neater because I folded the pieces along the bias and stitched the edges back all the way to the corners. When I stitched contrasting fabrics for the other two, I did not realize the seam needs to be on the bias. I’ll have to try that again sometime.
Here’s the four trumpet shapes together. With just these four samples, I can see there are a lot of things one could do with this shape. In fact, I peeked ahead in the book (just a little!) and found there are several more pages dealing with trumpets!
Guess I’ll be playing with this shape again next week. What fun!