Comma, Pyramid, Hexagon Quilt


My name is Sara and you can find me at www.knottygnome.com. This is my first bakeshop tutorial and I'm excited to bring you this hexagon quilt in two sizes. I love to play with color in textiles. In addition to quilting I engage in many crafts, like knitting, spinning, dyeing, crochet, embroidery, and sewing. Be sure to stop by my blog for a bonus tutorial that uses scraps from this quilt to make an improv pillow cover.


Stroller blanket:
1 Comma FQ bundle + 1/2 yd Bella solid 9900-11 (Snow);
155in binding using your preferred method
Batting: 40x48

Lap quilt:
1 Comma FQ bundle + 1 2/3 yd Bella solid 9900-11 (Snow);
2 1/4 yd yardage for backing;
290in binding using your preferred method
Batting: 76x80


I used the Fons & Porter Pyramid ruler, but I’ve also included a triangle template that can be found in the printer friendly version of this post.


Step 1: Choose your fabrics. Each fat quarter will yield 24 triangles, or 6 per 21” strip. A strip cut from yardage will give you 12 triangles.

For the Stroller blanket you will need 150 triangles. I chose extra fabrics for more variation but remember to keep 7 FQ intact for the backing
36 Black: 1.5 FQ
36 Grey: 1.5 FQ
12 Green: .5 FQ
12 Orange: .5 FQ
12 Yellow: .5 FQ
42 Snow: .5 yd

For the Lap quilt you will need 558 triangles. Remember to keep 8 FQ intact for the backing.
120 Black: 5 FQ
120 Grey: 5 FQ
60 Green: 2.5 FQ
48 Orange: 2 FQ
60 Yellow: 2.5 FQ
150 Snow: 1 2/3 yd


Step 2: Press your fabrics. I laid mine out 4 layers deep to save time. Square up your edge and cut fabrics into 4.5” strips.


Step 3: Line up your triangle ruler or template close to the edge of your strip. If using the template, align your cutting ruler with the edge of the template to help you cut a straight edge.


Step 4: Cut both sides of the template to complete your triangle.


Step 5: Remove 1/4" from each tip to get rid of the “dog ears” and make the triangles easy to align when piecing.


Step 6: Flip the template and align it with the cut edge of the strip to begin your next triangle. Repeat Steps 2-6 until you have the correct number of triangles from Step 1.


Step 7: If you have a design wall, lay out your triangles according to the diagram. I do not have a design wall, so I laid out a few rows at a time.

Stroller blanket: 10 rows of 15 triangles
Lap quilt: 18 rows of 31 triangles

Step 8: Stitch your triangles into rows using 1/4" seam. Be sure to keep them in order when chain piecing. Press seams open, being careful not to stretch the triangles out of shape.


Step 9: Piece rows together in groups of 2 to form complete hexagons. Stitch rows together to complete top.


Step 10: Trim the 2 uneven sides 1/4" beyond the first whole triangle in the row, making the top rectangular.


Step 11: Choose fabrics for the back, cut and layout according to the diagram. The Stroller blanket requires 7 fat quarters and the lap quilt requires 8 fat quarters plus 2 1/4 yd for the center panel. Piece together using 1/4" seams.



Step 12: Make a quilt sandwich, baste, quilt, square up, and bind using your preferred method.


Stroller blanket: 31.5 wide x 40 long
Lap quilt: 67.5 wide x 72 long


Be sure to stop by blog.knottygnome.com for a tutorial on using up those trimmings.

Sara Peterson
{www.knottygnome.com}

8 comments:

Svetlana said...

what a gorgeous quilt. I love this fabric collection and your quilt uses it in such a wonderful way.

Kim-the-girl said...

Oh my goodness I am in LOVE with this!!! It is stunning!!!

Sherryl said...

I love this - so gorgeous. But step 8 and 9 have me totally bamboozled! It's not clear to me what your "rows" are and how to stitch together the "groups of two". Ah well. :-(

knottygnome said...

Sherryl, you sew your triangles into rows following the diagram. so for the stroller blanket, you have 10 rows made up of 15 triangles each.

After you have stitched all of your rows, then you assemble the whole top together. I stitched mine 2 rows together at a time (forming a full hexagon) then stitched the hexagons together to keep the top from getting wonky.

hope that helps.

Gill said...

This is fabulous - I love it!

Norece said...

It is hard to see the rows on the cutting mat. If you rotate the picture to the right you will be better able to see the rows. I had to look at it for awhile before I understood it.

Sherryl said...

I sure once I actually start putting it together it will all make sense! Certainly worth a try. This is a pretty cool little quilt.

Dawn said...

This is gorgeous! And just in time for a baby quilt I need to make. I just ordered a FQ Bundle of Comma and have been looking for a modern pattern. I just found the pattern I will use for my great grandbaby's quilt. Am soooo excited! Thanks!