This is the nineteenth tutorial in this series of Canadian smocking tutorials. Today we will learn how to stitch these hexagons.
Tips, tricks and general instructions for Canadian smocking can be found here. If you are new to smocking, reading that blog post first might be helpful.
This pattern reminds me of grandma’s flower garden quilt pattern.
The pattern is drawn on the right side of the fabric.
Make a template so it will be easier to draw the pattern on the fabric.
We will be tying together the 3 corners of the triangles.
First hexagon is done. I feel that this pattern will look better if a stiffer fabric is used.
Continue adding hexagons on all sides. The fabric shrunk by approximately 33% on all 4 sides.