Hexie Wreath Ornaments
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
• 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. •
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