Halloween Hexagons

“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween.”

— Unknown

Most of the quilts I have pieced have been my own design, or patterns that I get from friends, books, stores, or online. I think I have only made two quilts that came as a kit. Because of this pandemic, I am only shopping online for fabric. Thanks to the great people at Studio Stitch and Mesquite Bean, my virtual fabric shopping has been successful. Recently, I saw a kit from Prairie Grass Patterns, by April Rosenthal. The Midnight Magic kit came with two beautiful Halloween jelly rolls; background, binding, border, applique fabric; and laser cut lettering. The fabric is what sold me on this kit. The kit also had the triangle ruler for making hexagons. I have been wanting to make a hexagon quilt, so I purchased the kit. This pattern definitely was a challenge for me because of the seams. It was easy to nest the seams while piecing the triangles into hexagons. The headache came when I had to piece the hexagons together. There was no way, that I could find, to nest the seams. It was a bit of a struggle, but I ended up getting the seams to lay flat, even though they were not nested. Now that it is completed, I can say that I will not be making another hexagon quilt any time soon!
Hoping you find luck, this Halloween.
Stay safe.

12 thoughts on “Halloween Hexagons

    1. It is aligning the seams of each row so that they not only line up nicely but seem to almost fit together perfectly like a puzzle piece. One seam is folded in a direction opposite of the other. If the seams lie on top of each other, it can be too bulky and not lay flat. So each of the triangles had three horizontal seams. When I pieced two triangles together, I pressed one seam to the left and the other to the right. This was okay for forming the hexagon. But when I pieced the hexagons together, it was difficult because there was no way of planning the layout of the hexagons until after I made them. Some fit nicely. Others caused me to curse.

      1. I understand, I did not know this was what it was called. When I did quilting it was a new thing to me to fold the seams to the sides as in clothing making you press them open. I can see how the puzzle of seams would not fit together with this complex shape you were working with. Eek. I give you all credit for your work here!

  1. Hexies are in a class by themselves…the fact that you actually managed them via machine stitching is amazing in and of itself – Brava!
    But given the headaches and frustrations (resulting in a fantastic quilt top that is more versatile than just being for Halloween IMHO) I’d KEEP it!!!!

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