Hexies are Heavenly

Matariki is the Maori name for the Pleiades constellation which appears in the middle of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. It signals the changing of the seasons to a new planting year. Like New Year in the Northern hemisphere, Matariki marks the time for reflecting on times past and looking forward to the future. Hence, the title – Hexies are Heavenly is perfect for this quilt! Matariki is a ‘Block of the Month’ by Sheila Christensen Quilts #SCQBOMCOMP.

Matariki Block of the Month Pattern Complete Set

You can bring back the rich colors of civilizations past with the Museum colorway, or look forward to the future with the Spectrum colorway, the choice is yours and the resulting quilt will look very different depending on which you choose.

All of the pieces for this quilt are cut from strips and use the Creative Grids® 60-degree Triangle 12-1/2in Quilt Ruler #CGRT12560. Everything is straight seams so it is a perfect choice for machine piecing but it can be hand pieced as well.

. Everything is straight seams so it is a perfect choice for machine piecing but it can be hand pieced as well.

This quilt is made up of 18 hexagonal blocks each measuring 12” high with setting triangles in between. It is written as a 10-month block of the month program. What a great way to introduce your students to the possibilities of a pieced hexie!

Creative Grids 60 degree Triangle 12-1/2in Quilt Ruler

Sixty-degree Angles Just Got a WHOLE Lot Easier!

Designing quilts with sixty-degree angles just got a WHOLE lot easier with the introduction of Sheila Christensen’s Creative Grids® Half Sixty ruler.

Creative Grids Half Sixty Triangle Ruler

This tool is the perfect companion to the Creative Grids® 80-degree rulers. Since it is 12-1/2″, it works with both. Sew the straight side to create pieced 60-degree units; sew the angles side to create pieced rectangles. It is really that easy!

Just look at the possibilities! This Cut Loose Press™ pattern – Pinwheel Hexagons #CLPSCH001- is a great beginner class. Sixty-degree triangles are pieced from two half sixties and then squared up to create blocks with half sixties. How simple and easy is that!

Pinwheel Hexagons

But this is NOT a one-trick pony! Look at just some of the possibilities! Who would ever think that they were all created with the same tool!

Arrows Quilt
Slice it Up Quilt
Topsy Quilt
Be a Mod Runner
Hover Quilt
The Quick & Easy Triangle Block Tool

And don’t you love her vibrant choice of colors? The sixty-degree triangle is our number one selling triangle of all time – and now it has a friend! Your customers will love it!

Half Rectangles are the Rage

Sheila Christensen fell in love with the Creative Grids® Perfect Rectangle Ruler (CGTMT3) and the results have been amazing!

Garden Party features half rectangles separated with tiny sashings and corner posts that create a stunning secondary pattern.

Diamond Glow is gorgeous in sophisticated fabrics or would be great as a baby quilt – kites anyone?

Dancing with the Stars is a beautiful quilt or table runner. The perfect rectangles create a secondary design in the sashings.

Eclipse Runner also uses the Creative Grids Triangle Squared (CGRTMT2). This table runner gives the illusion of curves with straight lines.

Sheila will be demonstrating in Demo Alley and in the Creative Grids® booth at Spring Market. Stop by and see her make magic!