I have been playing with my half hexagon set over the holidays, and, as usual, using up my scraps. (When will my pile of scraps ever reduce in size?)
The first of the free half hexagon quilt patterns is just totally scraps.
The key to this pattern is to use plain or homespun as the triangle pieces, and put the black end piece on first when you start sewing the pieces together. This means that you always know the beginning of a row.
Start one row with a light half hexagon piece and the next row with a dark half hexagon piece. This means that your rows will end up having a nice light and dark pattern throughout. When you have finished a row, press the seams towards the half hexagon piece. Don’t try to get the triangle colours exactly spread out, as you can see, sometimes I had the same colours matching, and it doesn’t matter.
Everytime I look at this top I see so many different patterns which could come out of this if you really wanted to play.
The second of the free half hexagon quilt patterns is still using scraps but this time I decided to get away from matching seams, so I added a strip of homespun between the rows.
And as you can see I actually did some colour matching with this one. To join the rows accurately cut the middle sashings to all the same size and pin the half hexagon rows to the sashing. The sashing was cut to 1 1/2″ wide.
This half hexagon pattern is a lot easier, have you noticed?, because you don’t have to match the hexagons! The sashing is also unpatterned homespun, which worked really well.
Both these patterns were very quick to make, so have some fun with these, and the template set. Click here to purchase.