I recently ordered some new dies for my Accuquilt Studio cutter. These are called “nested” dies and you get multiple sizes of the same shape in one set. The set on the left are the dies with blades, the set on the right below are blanks.
I also ordered a set of nested equilateral triangle dies.
To use them, you choose the size die you want, and then fill in with the blanks. below I have chosen to use the hexagon with one inch finished sides. This is the smallest one. The set includes hexies in one inch increments up to 7 inches on a side.
I cut some pieces out to try this out. This is the smallest triangle sitting on the smallest hexie.
I cut just 20 hexies and started piecing.
Below you can see that I have them all pieced into rows. Is this looking familiar?
I treated this the same way I did the equilateral triangle mini I made last month. I sliced it straight down.
And put it back together.
After adding borders, I was ready to quilt. I have to say I didn’t do any pinning and didn’t work all that hard at matching points. I am coming down with a cold and didn’t want to think too hard when I was making this!
And here it is quilted in a hanging diamonds pattern. I did this with my walking foot on my Bernina 1030.
I wanted to use this leftover piece of binding and it was just a tiny bit short so I added in a little piece of a different red. The back:
And this is what it looks like after washing. The finished mini measures about 11 by 13 inches.
I think I could make some nice mug rugs with just 9 hexies this way.
Have a great day!
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