They are really easy to make. I just cut 3” stripes wof and sewed together two and two.
Twelve triangles will make one star or two hexagons.
I think I’m set on the stars. Almost ;)
I will use white as sashing. Because of my limited y-seam skills I will make the white as two triangles rather than a diamond. I hope this will make piecing easier.
Now to the moral… Cause there always is a moral aspect isn’t there?
I saw the hexastars on a book cover a long time ago.I didn’t bookmark the book at the time but the stars were printed in my mind.
I haven’t bought the book yet but feel I will have too even if I’m not going to use or follow the actual pattern for this quilt. I had to do a bit of searching to find the book but here’s the link. Unfortunately it's not on Amazon.co.uk.
You could ask, can someone copyright a hexastar and the answer is of course no. So is a quilt pattern the design or the guidelines provided? If you make the quilt but don't actually use the instructions. I think there is no clear answer to that. So it all comes down to my own moral. Am I copying the quilt on the book cover? If yes, I should buy the book. Am I just playing with 60 degree triangles and coming up with this design myself? If so, I don’t think I should buy the book.
I'm not trying to be über-moralist here... Just my thoughts on copyright issues.