Saturday, May 9, 2009

3D Hexagon




I blogged about this UFO a couple of days ago. I have added to it a bit but I have no idea how to finish this off since there are no instructions in the template packet.
I do not want another quilt but I would not mind making this into an ottoman quilt but I do not know how. Do I square it off?
Please blog friends , any advise will be well received.

14 comments:

Lurline said...

Hmmm - not much advice from me, sorry - lovely to visit and see what you are up to!
Hugs - Lurline♥

loulee said...

I would leave it the shape it is. If binding all those angles seems like too much then perhaps bagging out rather than binding? And tie it with some fine ribbon.
It's very pretty.

Pat said...

Oh, gosh...I haven't ever done one, but I'd probably do one of two things. I would either treat this hexagon quilt as a huge applique and applique it down to a square of fabric and then proceed to put it together with batting and backing. BUT...that would make it square and I like the shape of this from the hexagon pieces. SO...my other choice would be to try to "pillowcase" it (I think that's the term folks us) by layering it with it's batting and backing in the order that will allow you to stitch around the edges and leave an opening to turn it and then you can hand-stitch that opening closed. That should preserve the nice shape. Some who are REALLY good with bias binding might attempt to bind it, but I know I'd not get it to look good with that, so I'd do one of the two ways I just mentioned. Of course, never having done this with hexagons...maybe my suggestions are way off base, so I'll be anxious to see what others suggest.

JustCindy said...

I like the shape as is. I have no idea how to finish it.

Barb said...

You have two very good ideas from two very reliable sources....I can't wait to see what you do.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I would probably agree with Pat, to sandwich the backing (right sides together) plus batting, sew and turn. Then you could hand quilt.
That way you would have your great shape on the border. It will be awesome whatever you do.

Allison said...

Wow you have more patience than....me. I am such a lazy quilter, I need to work on that. :) I love all these complicated patterns but it is time consuming! But then again that's why the quilts mean so much when they're done. Its beautiful! And thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello, I love seeing what you're up too! -Allison

Jean said...

I am curious about what would happen if you lined up the split sides so they came together where they would. I would probably applique to something as I wouldn't want to bind around that.

Kathie said...

what I would do is chose a fabric you would like as a border, them make a few more rounds of the shapes with that border fabric and when it is big enough square off the edges and it will look as if you appliqued the shapes onto the border fabric

understand?
Kathie

GARI said...

I would have bound it but now that I have read the other comments, I like the "pillowcase" method best.

gertie said...

How about using it as a table mat- either bind the edges as they are or you applique it onto a larger hexagon shaped piece of fabric? Or add more hexagons and turn it into a table cloth/topper?

The Calico Cat said...

the way I see it, you have 3 choices.
1. square it off
2. leave it as it is
3. applique it to a background square...

The Quilting Pirate said...

wow, how cool is that! I'm struggling with 3/4" hexagon projects and you have jumped forward to 3D...wow!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What an interesting tool. That was my first thought. But I hate y seams.