Tummy Time Star Hexi Mat

Posted by KellyE on Monday, May 12th, 2014

kelliottmagic.com Hexi Mat

Hello again Riley Blake Fans,

My name is Kelly and I am from kelliottmagic.com.au. 

I love sewing/creating and live in Brisbane, Australia.

This is my third project with the delicious Riley Blake fabrics and I will take you step by step creating the ultimate Hexi mat perfect for tummy time as well as several other uses.

I have used one Lazy Day 3.5” rolie polie, some Shades Blender yardage (Turtle) fabric.

The mat finishes at 39" across


kelliottmagic.com.au Lazy Day Hexi Tute

Fabric & Supply Requirements

  • 13 strips x 3.5” Rolie polie (you will have leftovers)
  • 1.5 yard of Basic Shades Blender of your choice (Turtle).
  • 60 degree Triangle ruler or a ruler with 60 degree angle on it.
  • Wadding & Backing of your choice

General sewing items

Sewing machine, cotton, pins, cutting mat, rotary cutter, ruler, iron, & ironing board.

Optional - label, spray starch. 

Hints n tips

  • Read all instructions before beginning
  • This Quilt has a 1/4” seam allowance all over
  • Always have your iron handy to press as you sew, I use spray starch as well it helps with not stretching as we are working with some bias.

Step 1

Organise your rolie polie strips space the designs how you want them sitting.

Sewing the Rolie Polie Strips

Sew them all together.

Step 2 Ironing to 1 side

  • Iron all seams in the same direction. Top and Bottom
folded and cutting
  • Then fold in half prepare to cut, Trim the selvedge. 

Step 3

  • Cut 4 x 2.5" strips of your rolie polie fabric (binding set aside)
  • Cut 6 x 3.5" strips of you rolie polie fabric
  • Cut 6 x 3.5" strips of your basics fabric
  • Cut 3 x 9.5" strips of your basics fabric (extra triangles set aside)

Divide your strips into 2 sets of (6) 3 x sewn rolie polies & 3 x shades strips.

Take 3 of each of the strips. Sew 2 sets of each of these. Note the Left photo, Iron.

Sewn Sets

Taking one set at a time with right sides together sew a set down the length of both sides.

You will have 2 of these. 

Step 4

cutting triangles


  • You only need to cut 6 triangle tube blocks from the two prepared strips as shown. You should be able to cut 5 blocks from each tube it is a bit tight so please measure twice cut once be fabric wise.. 
  • From the (3) 9.5" WOF strips basics shades Cut 12 triangles in the same fashion.

 Iron, remember to setting the seams. Your open blocks should look like this.

opened tube triangle (now diamond)

This is how you put your hexi together.

Joining the diamond to the triangle

Working one diamond at a time sew a triangle to each side creating a bigger triangle do this six times. Ironing in-between sewing each side.

nearly done

Sew three of your larger of your triangles in a half hexi shape. Ironing in-between sewing each side. Do that again then sew your two sides of the hexi together.

Quilt, bind wip

This is your top complete. Well done, I like to trim all threads.

  • Sandwich your top, wadding, backing and quilt as desired.
  • I bound my baby quilt with my rolie polie strips exactly how I would bind normally.

Super cute.


Thanks for looking. 

don't forget to check out what I'm doing currently via FB or my Blog 

Category: Quilts


  1. Love it Kelly, this looks like such a fun project. Well done...
    by Anna
    May 12th, 2014 at 3:39 a.m.
  2. That is just darling, I need to make a tummy time quilt now. It's nice to see a new hexi shape.
    by Donna Joy
    May 12th, 2014 at 8:22 a.m.
  3. What an adorable idea. It's a perfect shower gift that's a bit different from so many others. Thank you so much for sharing.
    by Lyn Kaufmann
    May 13th, 2014 at 8:44 a.m.

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