Friday, April 16, 2021

Hexie Twist Table Runner

Woohoo! A beautiful 3D finish to share! How about my new table runner, Hexie Twist?

blue and aqua intertwining 3D hexagon table runner

Notice it's placed on top of a TV console, not a table. Measuring 20" x 62", it was made specifically for this spot. With smaller triangles, it would be a perfect table size, approximately 14" x 40".

This fun 3D hexie themed runner was inspired by the book Stunning 3D Quilts Simplified by Ruth Ann Berry (affiliate link).

Most of the quilts in the book are large and more complex, with only one runner pattern, Knots.

Some may like the look of Knots, but I found it a bit scrunched, plus 4 squares broke my favorite basic design rule of using elements in odd numbers. Thus began the creation of Hexie Twist in EQ8. Pretty easy once I wrapped my head around coloring for the 3D effect.

pink hexie twist

I was also looking for a small project to test out my new Crossover II cutter, curtesy of Crafters Edge, along with their equilateral triangle die.

crafters edge cut fabric triangle

Sure, I could have cut triangles using a ruler, but thought it would be more fun to use the new machine! Forty-six cuts later, I had 224 triangles ready to go. 

lots of fabric triangles

For a quick tutorial on how I did that from strips, check out the Triangle Cutting from Strips with Crafters Edge post.

Once cut, I just needed to follow the color placement for each column, sewing triangles into pairs, then a whole strip.

sewing triangles together

And here's column 1 sideways on the design wall. Once I got going, I kept sewing and finished it up.

How about some quilting detail? I kept the 'top' of the 3D hexies plain, quilting a simple line fill in the dark and light 'side' areas. That helps reinforce the 3D illusion.

With all the angles, the quilting direction could easily have gone off track, but as long as I kept the lines horizontal to the long edges, it all worked out fine.

And now I have a lovely and interesting 3D batik runner to see in my living room!

3D hexagon table runner in blue

That was so much fun to make, I might have to make another. But for a table next time!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. Susan that runner turned out great! Love the colors and the 3-D look.

  2. Your hexi table runner is wonderful!!! It's hard to believe that it came from all those triangles! Love it!

  3. Nice, Susan!! Love how the runner turned out!

  4. Beautiful finish. I covet your die cutter. LOL

  5. I love the way it turned out! Beautiful.

  6. What a wonderful runner and how fabulous that it was made with triangles. Hapy quilting

  7. Excellent work modifying the pattern to suit your needs. Your sense of value brings the piece together.

  8. Intereseting table runner. I've never heard of Crafters Edge so I'll have to take a look. I like how different yours is from the inspiration. Great creativity going there.

  9. Great job on adapting the pattern. It looks terrific!

  10. Susan that runner is beautiful. Great job on adjusting the pattern to make it what you prefer and envisioned.


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