Tiny Dancer Quilt with the Hex 'N More

Tiny Dancer is one of my favorite quilt patterns by designer Julie Herman for Jaybird Quilts.  When Corey Yoder's Sundrops collection came into the shop, I knew the twirly design, Tiny Dancer, was just the one to make up with this fun fabric.

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Cut strips from your prints to use the hexagon side of the ruler.  Then cut strips from the background for the triangles.  They are then sewn together to begin the hexagon blocks. 

Check out this VIDEO for a closer look at using this wonderful tool, the Hex N More.

It is fun to see this quilt come together so capably, and yet look challenging.  Certainly this one is for the experienced beginner. 

The Hex 'N More ruler will also help you with placing hexagons together.  Again, the hexagon and the triangle are both on the same tool.

Sew fabric strips together and cut triangles, then place them together into half-hexagons which will then form one two-color shape.  The Jawbreaker pattern will get you started with this technique by making a pillow.

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The Tiny Dancer pattern can be in any size from a baby quilt up to a king size.

Let me know if this inspires you!  I'm already making plans to use this tool again.  I think 1930's reproduction prints will look great and give a traditional look to this design.  Whatever you choose, be sure the background will contrast well with the other prints.

Happy sewing!