Glorious Hexagons: The Tenth Decade

Here are Glorious Hexagons 91 through 100.

#33 Kerry

This Kerry was cut entirely from the running horse fabric. I wanted to put an emphasis on the dark horses. The same horse is used for the outer and the inner shapes.

#38 Sonja

This Sonja emphasizes the lighter horses of the running horse fabric and uses some of the darker cuts of the yellow rust fabric.

#48 Jeannie

I love the yellow star in the middle of this Jeannie. The outer shapes appear to be pieced because of the pattern of the fabric.

#48 Jeannie

I love the central star on this Jeannie and the way it works with the light colored horses of the running horses fabric.

#48 Jeannie

Jeannie has just a wonderful star in its center. The stars in Jeannie always manage to look good.

#52 Katja

Katja is not an easy block to make. This one was cut entirely from the second section of the panel fabric.

#13 Judy

This Judy brings the rust colored mane fabric into the mix. This block also uses the running horse fabric for the hexagons. The lower left outer diamond is not facing the same way as the others. Did you notice? Neither did I. Fixing that is something I will get around to some day.

#2 Carol

This Carol was cut from the second section of the panel fabric. It is very mechanical and appears to be made out of more pieces than the six triangles that are used because of the geometric design of the fabric from which it is cut.

#2 Carol

This Carol is also made from the second section of the panel fabric. This block looks less mechanical because of the gentle curves.

#100 Carol

This Carol was also made from the second section of the panel fabric. Because of the cut of the pattern, this Carol has a bit of a Katja feel to it.

Glorious Hexagons: The Ninth Decade

Here are Glorious Hexagons numbers 81 through 90.

#13 Judy

This Judy is cut from the panel fabric. I am not actually sure from which portion the cuts were made. Given that most of the blocks below are from the second section of the panel fabric, that is probably what was used.

#33 Kerry

This Kerry was cut from the second portion of the panel fabric.

#33 Kerry

This Kerry was also cut from the second portion of the panel fabric.

#33 Kerry

This Kerry was also cut from the second portion of the panel fabric.

#33 Kerry

This Kerry was also cut from the second portion of the panel fabric. This is one of my favorites.

#54 Kim

This Kim was cut from the second portion of the panel fabric.

#23 Dawn

The outer shapes of this Dawn were cut from the jumping horses fabric. The central hexagon was cut from the  yellow rust fabric with dots and triangles.

#23 Dawn

The outer shapes of this Dawn were cut from the jumping horses fabric. The central hexagon was cut from the blue fabric with dots and triangles.

#38 Sonja

This Sonja is cut from the jumping horses fabric and the blue fabric with dots and triangles. The Sonja block is a close relative of the Dawn and Kerry blocks.

#33 Kerry

This Kerry was cut entirely from the running horses fabric.

The next ten Glorious Hexagons will be coming very soon.

Glorious Hexagons: The Eighth Decade

Here are Glorious Hexagons numbers 71 through 80.

#54 Kim

This Kim is cut from the border of the panel fabric. I cut these pieces from a six layer stack. Therefore, there are two Kim blocks like this in my collection. The same is true for the Kim blocks that immediately follow which were all cut from the panel fabric.

#54 Kim

This Kim is cut from the second section of the panel fabric.

#54 Kim

This Kim is also cut from the second section of the panel fabric.

#54 Kim

The second section of the panel fabric once again is featured in this Kim.

#2 Carol

This Carol is also made from the second section of the panel fabric.

#13 Judy

This Judy is made from the second portion of the panel fabric. I am on a roll with that stack. The central hexagon has been pieced from three diamonds. Notice the horse ears in the six hexagons that make up the bulk of the block. The green diamonds that make up the outer shapes were cut from the background section of the panel. They were chosen to visually extend the green portion of the hexagons.

#13 Judy

This Judy uses the second portion of the panel fabric for six of the hexagons that make up the block. The central hexagon is made of diamonds cut from the background of the bird fabric with birds placed on a yellow background. The outer diamonds also come from that bird fabric.

#9 Doris

This Doris is cut from the border of the second section of the panel fabric. It has a mechanical look to it. I am not entirely happy with the way the pieces aligned in the center. The white dots are not exactly placed. This may have come about through a slight misalignment of the fabric in the stack. This hexagon may make its way onto a reject pile to be used in the making of small projects to test various sashing methods. I am also considering an assembly of abstract blocks as a separate project.

#9 Doris

This Doris is also cut from the border of the second section of the panel fabric. It also is very mechanical in feel. It is a bit more wonky than the previous block due to the angled placement of the template during cutting.

#33 Kerry

This Kerry was also cut from the second section of the panel fabric. This is one of my favorite blocks. I like the way that the hue of the background of the bird pieces nearly matches the central diamond fabric. this allows the two shapes to meld together. It also creates a central shape that is different from a hexagon.

All of the blocks in this post are derived from the second section of the panel fabric. Therefore, I decided to post that section here. See if you can find the individual cuts that make up the hexagons.

I am considering a small wall hanging composed entirely of hexagons from the panel fabric. I might place a panel on the back of of that piece.

The next ten Glorious Hexagons are coming very soon.

Glorious Hexagons: The 7th Decade

Showing only five hexagons at a time is not helping me to catch my blog up with my actual production of hexagons. I have, therefore, decided to start posting ten hexagons at a time in an effort to bring my blog in line with reality.

So here are the next ten hexagons, numbers 61 through 70.

#2 Carol

This carol is cut from the panel fabric. Those are horse ears. Yes. The horses on the panel are that big! I love the abstract design that these ears create.

#9 Doris

This Doris is cut from the panel fabric. Tilting the shape to cut in a wonky way off the border design yielded some interesting results.

#54 Kim

This Kim is cut from the large horse head fabric. I am not sure that I like the emphasis on the large yellow shapes. These yellow shapes create a lot of contrast in the block. Maybe the block will play better in the finished piece than I think.

#33 Kerry

This Kerry is cut from the panel fabric. There is an area of that fabric with a really nice blue horse. The Kerry block is a close relative of the Dawn block. You could say they are sisters.

#33 Kerry

This Kerry is cut from the same area of the panel fabric as the Kerry above it.

#54 Kim

This Kim is cut from the large horse head fabric. Someone in the Facebook group said that this block reminded her of mice. I would not have thought of that, but I can see it now that it is drawn to my attention.

#33 Kerry

This Kerry is cut from the panel fabric. It is cut from my very favorite horse head on the panel, and so far this is one of my favorite blocks.

#2 Carol

This Carol is cut from the panel fabric. It is very abstract. Once again the fabric pattern does the heavy lifting for this block to create a very interesting abstract block.

#9 Doris

This Doris is cut from the panel fabric. I used the print of the fabric to divide the kite shapes in half for an interesting effect. This block has a great deal of contrast between the warm and the cool halves of the kites.

#9 Doris

This Doris was cut from the panel fabric. I will admit that I cut it to make use of a fairly large portion of the layer stack that was left behind after I had harvested more interesting cuts. This block is not a favorite. I am not even sure if I like it at all. This block may make its way onto a reject pile from which I will try to make something of interest with coordinating solids. If I use solids to create modern areas of negative space it would be quite modern and perhaps even be an interesting challenge.

Glorious Hexagons: 56, 57, 58, 59 and 60

Here are the next five Glorious Hexagons.

#35 Sharon

This Sharon uses the panel fabric for the outer circles. This is a modified Sharon because the central shapes are composes of a large hexagon with equilateral triangles in place of the usual diamond shapes. This block actually has a name of it’s own. It is a #29 Bev. I didn’t know that at the time I made the block and I shared it on Facebook under the name Sharon. Now I feel no need to change the name as I share it here. There are a few blocks in the collection that are very closely related as are Sharon and Bev. Another example is the pair of Dawn and Kerry.

#35 Sharon

This Sharon is entirely composed of diamonds cut from the panel fabric. I like the way some of the triangles in the fabric pattern create a circular motif near the center of the block. I also like the division of the outer diamonds into halves due to the pattern of the fabric.

#35 Sharon

This Sharon is another Bev is disguise. I like the way the very large horse heads in the panel deliver some design elements of interest such as these eyes used here.

#9 Doris

This Doris is cut entirely from the panel fabric. This fabric holds great potential for the creation of abstract looking blocks. I really love how quickly the Doris blocks come together. They are made up of only one shape and have only six pieces, yet they can be just as rich in design as blocks created with a greater number of pieces. The fabric does all of the heavy lifting here.

#2 Carol

This Carol is cut entirely from the panel fabric. There are portions of the fabric with beige and blue tones that appear nowhere else in the collection.

Glorious Hexagons: 51, 52, 53, 54, and 55

Here are the next five Glorious Hexagons.

#35 Sharon

This Sharon was cut from the jumping horses fabric. I used the same hoses for the inside pieces and also the outside pieces.

#14 Willa

This Willa was cut from the two bird fabric

s that are a part of the Embracing Horses collection. I am not sure how well these fabrics are going to play with the rest of the collection. I may end up bringing the blocks I make with these fabrics into a quilt of their own.

#14 Willa

This Willa was cut entirely from the large horse head fabric. I often isolate small pieces of solid color from the necks of the horses in that fabric.

#35 Sharon

This Sharon was cut from the panel fabric. I like how the inner diamonds appear to be pieces from three separate fabrics because of the geometric design of the fabric.

#35 Sharon

The inner diamonds of this Sharon were cut from the running horses fabric. The outer diamonds were cut from the yellow triangle and swirl filler fabric.

Glorious Hexagons: 46, 47, 48, 49, and 50

Here are the next five Glorious Hexagons.

#10 Kelly

This Kelly was make using the large horse head print for the central pieces. The outer pieces were cut from the panel fabric. There is a section of the panel fabric along the bottom that is composed of gold script on a brown patterned background. I wasn’t sure about using the script in this project, but decided to give it a try with this block.

#10 Kelly

Here we see the gold script combined with the jumping horses fabric which also features a brown background pattern. I like the way that the two patterned backgrounds blend together so make the transition from one shape to the next more subtle.

#35 Sharon

This Sharon was cut entirely from the running horses fabric. I have seen that fabric also referred to as stampeding horses. This is one of my favorite blocks so far. I really like the way that the yellow horse heads grow out of the brown horse heads.

#35 Sharon

This Sharon was cut entirely from the jumping horses fabric. I chose the lightest horse for the central pieces and the darkest horse for the outer pieces.

#2 Carol

This Carol is cut from the panel fabric. The panel fabric has a lot of potential for creating blocks with a geometric emphasis.

 

Glorious Hexagons 36, 37, 38, 39, and 40

Here are the next five Glorious Hexagons.

#45 Shelley

I like this block because the emphasis upon the decorative mane motifs make it look very abstract. All of the pieces for this block were cut from the large horse head fabric.

#19 Nicole

I added dimensionality to this block by arranging the values of the horse heads so that it appears as if the block is being illuminated from the upper left.

#13 Judy

This block uses my favorite horse from the large horse head print. It is very light in value and will definitely draw attention to itself in the finished quilt design.

#13 Judy

This block utilizes the two gold colored fabrics in the collection. One of them has birds on a gold patterned background. The other fabric is a rust colored mottled pattern of swirls and triangles.

#13 Judy

This block utilizes the same two gold colored fabrics. It is a reversal of the previous Judy.

Glorious Hexagons: 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35

Here are the next five Glorious Hexagons. It is a party of Sharon Blocks.

#35 Sharon

I continue to enjoy the Sharon block because it has only 12 pieces and it comes together quickly. In this Sharon I combined the large horse head fabric and the running horses fabric. I enjoy using the swirling horse cheeks as a motif.

#35 Sharon

This Sharon uses the large horse head fabric for the central diamonds. It uses the gold filler fabric for the outer diamonds. I fussy cut three areas with swirls and three areas with triangles for the outer diamonds. I chose the cut for the central diamonds to showcase the blue horse mane motif. I like the way it creates a circle in the finished block. At first I thought that the contrast between the blue and the rest of the block was too stark, but this has become one of my favorite blocks.

#35 Sharon

I selected two different horses from the jumping horses fabric for this Sharon. I like the circular movement created which is reminiscent of a carousel. Because there are a number of different horses in the jumping horses pattern I will likely be making a number of variations on this block.

#35 Sharon

This Sharon is one of my favorites. The central diamonds were cut from the running horses fabric. I really like the way that the top of the horse head appears to divide this diamond into two distinct triangles. Once the central diamonds were joined I auditioned them on top of a variety of fabrics to try to find just the right selection for the outer diamond cut. I decided to go with a solid rust area from a section of the large horse head fabric. As I was looking for an area to cut I came across a patterned section that would look as if it were growing out of the central diamonds. I’m very happy with the effect.

#35 Sharon

This is a modified version of Sharon. I divided three of the central diamond shapes into triangles and used the remaining three to create a large central hexagon. The result is the same, but the change in cuts was necessary in order be able to cut the three birds for the center of the star. The central pieces come from the bird fabric with the black background. The outside diamonds come from the running horses fabric.