Are you looking for a wonderful and fun project to use all your scraps in, if you are, you might want to continue reading.
Last week I was looking at one of the vintage quilt lists and I ran across an antique quilt that belongs to Julie Silber. She is a collector of antique quilts and has a business called Julie Silber Quilts. The quilt that I saw contains large hexagons that were made of three 60° diamonds. I thought what a wonderful way to use up scraps so I went to the fabric store and found a 60° diamond ruler, used a half off coupon and paid $3.50. I’m sure that most of you have some type of 60° ruler in your ruler collection, also fine to use a plastic template.
Found an old phone book and started tracing the diamonds and used that as my foundations. Just started laying the pieces right sides together until I covered the entire diamond.
One nice thing about the ruler is it also gives you the seam allowance which made it really easy to join the diamonds to make the hexagons. You can draw on the actual sewing lines to follow . You need to make three diamonds for each hexagon.
Mark the seam allowance line on each diamond.
Join the three diamonds together as in the following diagrams.
Going to be one of the projects that I work on throughout this year, if you have a lot of scraps and want to have some fun, feel free to join me. If you have any questions, just let me know.
Thank you Julie Silber for letting me share this block..