Hexagon Quilt block 26

Hexagon Quilt block 26

Hexagon Quilt block 26Yes I have started to call my 2020 blocks my Hexagon blocks. No matter the name above is the next in the series. If you click on the photo you will see a larger version. As regular readers know I proposed a 2020 challenge. The idea was to use 2,020 different items on a quilt to be completed  by the end of the year 2020. Many people did produce a quilt  but I did not manage to make the deadline. Like many of us the year had other challenges in stall for us. I am continuing with the project but I think I will keep to making the quit with as many different items on it as possible. To find out more about the challenge, you will find the guidelines and list of resources here. To be honest, I am still enjoying making my blocks even more, now that the deadline has gone whooshing by!

Hexagon Quilt block 26 patternFeel free to use the block pattern of my if it appeals to you. My hexagons have 4-inch sides and measure 8 inches across from point-to-point.

The details and items on my Hexagon Quilt block 26

My Hexagon Quilt block 26 adds 31 more items to the tally.

The item count

Seed beads, bugle beads, and regular perle #8 and perle #5 thread iare not counted.

Total 31 items on my challenge block

The Tally from previous blocks is 824. Hexagon quilt block 26 brings the total of items used to date to 855. 

Hexagon Quilt block 26 detail 3

Tip! links lead to tutorials on how to work the stitches.

Piece 1 and 2 on the pattern is covered with some wide vintage lace. I used a metallic thread on Whipped Running Stitch to pick out the V like pattern on the lace then added the green buttons. There is also Running stitch used on the hills that are between the V patterns. Half Buttonhole Wheels worked in hand dyed crochet thread echo the shape of the hills. I added a small green bicone bead to the centre of each wheel.

Hexagon Quilt block 26 detail 2This detail illustrates how I used a line of Double Chevron stitch worked in cotton perle#5 thread.

Hexagon Quilt block 26 detail 1Here you can see I have added a bow to the base of the seam covered with hand dyed braid. The cotton I used for the half buttonhole wheels was also in the same dye bath with the silk thread that I used to work Reversed Buttonholed Bar around the green disk like beads you can see in the photograph.

Have you enjoyed this series? If so you may be interested in  a tutorial I have written on how to work decorative crazy quilt seams. The tutorial is a comprehensive tutorial that I converted to a pdf file (a link to the download is in the article)

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my challenge with this block.  If you want to see my other blocks you can find them under the 2020 Crazy Quilt Category.

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I have also written a book

holding my book in front of quilt

My book The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results shares detailed practical methods about how to design and make a crazy quilt. From fabric choice, to balancing colour, texture and pattern, in order to balance and direct the eye around the block.  I cover how to stitch, build decorative seam treatments in interesting and creative ways. My book is profusely illustrated as my aim is to be practical and inspiring.

effects to send you down your own creative path.


  1. Hola acabo de descubrirte. Hay forma de comprar tu libro Crazy Quilting en formato digital para recibir por correo electrónico? gracias, saludos desde Argentina.

    1. Arlene there is a link at the bottom to the 2020 crazy quilt category where you can see all the blocks – I plan to just piece them together like other hexi quilts nothing too complicated


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