Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tiny Dancer

My most recent project has been making a Mini Tiny Dancer quilt, designed by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts.

I started by sorting through my batiks and pulling out all my beloved jewel tone shades.  From each one I cut a trio of half-hexagon shapes.

I knew I was going to like the final result, when even the trimmings looked pretty enough to photograph:

Then it was time to put down the camera,  and pair them up two by two:

There were ninety half-hexagons that each needed a little triangle topper:

Then it was time to lay out the 15 blocks the pattern called for:

I liked them so much, I made 5 more:
Aaah, that's more like it!

The blocks are pieced together in rows, and all the seams are pressed open.
The back is almost as fun to look at as the top!

And then it was done!

I haven't yet figured out how I want to quilt it, but I would like to accent the little "dancers".

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  1. That is so pretty Em. I am curious to know how you joined your hexagon blocks together. The back looks like straight row seams, but I can't figure out how that works?

  2. Hi Kath, Since the pattern uses half hexagons, you can sew them together in rows. Check this link: http://sizzixblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/half-hexagon-bag.html

  3. Love this pattern! Your fabrics are perfect!! Came out beautiful!!

    1. Thanks Rosemary. This is what I was working on when we were talking on the phone. :-)

  4. Love the fabrics. It turned out so cute. How are you doing the borders?

    1. The pattern calls for finishing it as is, with the diamond shaped border, but I've thought about adding some half blocks to the top and bottom to make it square.

  5. Wow! This is gorgeous - can't wait to see it quilted! blessings, marlene


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