Scrappy Hexagon Quilt Block – No Measuring!

This is an improv-style quilt block that ends up looking much more complicated to make than it really is. There are no y seams and in fact, there is no measuring before you sew at all!

Materials Needed – Improv Hexagon Log Cabin Block

– Strips of scrap fabric – Squaring ruler or template – Rotary cutter – Cutting mat – Any kind of template or hexagon ruler

Cut a Hexagon shape  (any size) as your starting point

So to start this block you just need to cut a hexagon of any size from any piece of fabric.

Pick your Colors

A traditional log cabin block has 4 sides of fabric strips and usually, two sides will be in a dark color or print and two will be white or a contrasting fabric.

Now what we are going to do is sew one strip right sides together to one side of your starting hexagon using a standard 1/4″ seam allowance. I started with my white fabric.

Sew your first Strip

Trim as you Go

Trim up the ends of the strip on your first seam to prepare for your next seam. Use your ruler to line up with the next side of the hexagon you will join a strip to.

Repeat the process of sewing strips of any width to the next side of the hexagon – going clockwise.

Continuing Sewing Strips

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