MORRIS HEXATHON. Historical Quilt. Hexagon Quilt-Along. 26 Hexies with an Arts & Crafts, William Morris theme. EPP or Template Piecing.PDF to print yourself. Ask a question $20.00
MORRIS HEXATHON Historical Quilt Hexagon Quilt Along. 26 Hexies on an Arts & Crafts theme. EPP or Template Piecing.
Barbara Brackman has created a hexie quilt-along of 26 four-inch hexagon blocks celebrating designer William Morris's life and work. The theme is a jog through Morris's England with stops at places that were important in his life and work. The hexie block names come from those places. It's a virtual Morris Tour of England.
You get 28 pages of full-sized patterns. All the blocks are based on the 60 degree angles you find in hexagons. Some are old designs & some new. A few have curves and Y seams (not too many.) A few have seams meeting in the center (not too many) so the series is a good exercise in piecing from the basics to a real challenge.
The Morris Hexathon was a block of the week on my Material Culture blog from May to October, 2016. The hexagon blocks appeared as posts every Saturday for 26 weeks. You get links to those posts to see more models and the full stories.
I designed the blocks to fit on 8-1/2" sheets of printer paper. The sides are 4" long, so in hexie terms these are 4" hexagonal blocks. Readers stitched along using various methods. You can use conventional patchwork, cutting the shapes as templates. Many used English Paper Piecing method EPP. There’s a paper for every pattern piece on each sheet. You also get two setting patterns.
You can now buy the patterns as a PDF. Some quilters prefer paper patterns, so I am offering the series in two formats with different pricing:
1) Buy the complete pattern package in PDF form, which you print yourself in color or black and white in this listing. $20