Hexie Wreath Or­na­ments

Annie's Christmas Winter 2018 Special - - Contents - De­sign by Chris Malone

Skill Level

BE­GIN­NER

Fin­ished Size

Or­na­ment Size: 33/4" x 33/4" Ma­te­ri­als

• 1 fat eighth green Christ­mas print or scraps 6 as­sorted green prints or tonals • Scrap of bat­ting • Thread • Pearl cot­ton to match or con­trast

fab­ric

• 12 (11/4") pre­cut pa­per hexagons or

card­stock • 6( 7/ 16") red but­tons • 8" length 1/4"– 3/8"- wide red gros­grain

rib­bon • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

Pre­par­ing the Hexagons

1. If not us­ing pre­cut hexagon pieces, use the pat­tern given in the in­sert to care­fully trace and cut out 12 card­stock hexagons.

2. Pin a card­stock hexagon to the wrong side of green Christ­mas print or one of the six scraps. Cut out about 1/4" larger than the card­stock all around as shown in Fig­ure 1. Re­peat to cut a to­tal of 12 Christ­mas prints or two each of the six as­sorted green scraps.

3. Fold the 1/4" seam al­lowance over each card­stock hexagon and baste to hold us­ing big stitches re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 2; press to hold. Do not baste through the card­stock.

Com­plet­ing the Or­na­ments

1. Place six hexagons in a cir­cle with sides touch­ing as shown in Fig­ure 3. Note: If us­ing the as­sorted greens, al­ter­nate medium and dark re­fer­ring to the photo.

2. Pick up two ad­ja­cent hexagons and place right sides to­gether with the touch­ing sides at the top. Over­cast the folded edges with small whip­stitches (see page 125), just catch­ing the edges of the fab­rics as shown in Fig­ure 4.

3. Open the stitched hexagons flat and add a third hexagon to one side re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 5.

4. Re­peat steps 2 and 3 un­til six hexagons are joined in a cir­cle.

5. Re­peat steps 1– 4 with the re­main­ing six hexagons to make the back of the or­na­ment.

6. Place the stitched front and back units wrong sides to­gether and whip­stitch the in­ner edges to­gether as shown in Fig­ure 6.

7. Re­move bast­ing stitches and care­fully re­move card­stock.

8. Use pat­tern to cut out six bat­ting hexagons. Trim about 1/ 16" from each of the six sides of each bat­ting hexagon.

9. Slip a bat­ting hexagon in­side each sec­tion of the wreath or­na­ment and pin. Whip­stitch around the outer edges of the wreath, catch­ing just the edge of the folded fab­ric.

10. Quilt around the in­side of each hexagon us­ing pearl cot­ton.

11. Sew a red but­ton to the cen­ter of five of the hexagons. Fold the rib­bon in half and place the ends be­hind the sixth hexagon and sew the but­ton on, catch­ing the ends of the rib­bon in the stitches to fin­ish. •

4" 1/ Fig­ure 1

Fig­ure 6

Fig­ure 4

Fig­ure 3

Fig­ure 2

Fig­ure 5

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