I’ve made a few hexies projects over the last few years but it was only recently that I discovered Gridpaint. This is a Google application and as well as hexagons it has two types of triangles and squares.
Gridpaint is a great tool for English paper piecing design or for traditional and modern patchwork.
With Gridpaint You get to play easily with the design colours and shapes before you embark on a new quilt. You can see some examples of the designs below.
If you’ve never made any English paper piecing, learn with these 2 very short tutorials:
Some example patterns I have been playing with:
In this tutorial you’ll learn to make a quick and easy bow tie block but also how to add a rounded corner to any block.
Sewing curves is a bit fiddly but at the same time it’s quite straight forward.
The trick to sewing curves is using lots of pins to make sure that both fabric edges remain flat while being stitched so that you don’t end up with puckering.
How to make a quick and easy bow tie quilt block with rounded corners
Learn how to make this easy block in just over than 2 minutes:
9 1/2 inch square.
This is the block you can make with this video tutorial.
This quilt design is like something from the 60s, don’t you agree?
How to make a square in a square quilt block
This is the easiest way to make a square in a square quilt block:
5 1/2 inch square.
These two blocks are made with this tutorial:
Square in a square quilt ideas
Square in a square with rounded corners
This quilt block is perfect to showcase your favourite fabrics.