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Hexagon Quilt-a-Long

No matter what method you use to make your hexagons – no matter what size you choose – no matter what final project you’ve planned – apparently we LOVE our hexagons!  So let’s all get together here to share our pictures and our progress!

And don’t forget to sign up for the 4” Squares for Hexagons Fabric Swap so you can make more hexes!!

SIGN-UPS:
Cindy
Doreen
Jenn
Gerda
Ms. Pat
Dorian
Tracy
Jacqui
Sally
Rhonda
Gail

Here’s a pic from Gerda showing how she has used hexes to embellish a wallhanging.  Just beautiful!  Thanks, Gerda!





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Posted 2009-05-02 5:08 PM (#26167 - in reply to #26166)
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i'll join in....sooner or later!
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Posted 2009-05-02 5:16 PM (#26171 - in reply to #26166)
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Me, too!

Ladies, Cindy posted my guild RR top, because I added some of these hexagon flowers to a border, with button centres. Thanks, Cindy!

Gerda

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Posted 2009-05-02 5:55 PM (#26176 - in reply to #26166)
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Here's a pic I just found on a Scandinavian blog -interesting way to layout
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_vK2jOLgQgMk/Sfxjf3L7jYI/AAAAAAAAFms/SM10Q...

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Posted 2009-05-02 6:15 PM (#26180 - in reply to #26166)
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Found this too http://amandabrooke.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54f08223a883401156ef63cda97...
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Posted 2009-05-02 8:11 PM (#26184 - in reply to #26166)
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Gerda--Thanks for those links. Both give me incentive to want to get at hexes. May join on this Quilt-a-Long, depending how quickly I get other projects finished.
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Posted 2009-05-02 11:43 PM (#26188 - in reply to #26166)
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Sign me up! You know I want to Quilt-a-long with you!

I have really just started making these.  I am using Cindy's Tuna Can folded circle method ... I have tried other ways and found this the most comfortable one for me ...

I do not have a time frame or a definite plan for these ... ... I just want to keep making them until I have enough for a quilt ... I do envision, I think, something like this one that I found on the Quilter's Cache site that Masako made ...

http://www.quilterscache.com/G/GrandmothersFlowerGardenBlock_Page2.html

 

http://www.quilterscache.com/images7/masakosGFG.jpg



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Posted 2009-05-03 8:20 AM (#26190 - in reply to #26188)
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whoohooo!!  more Hexers!

agnes, that's the nice thing about a quilt-a-long!  there are NO deadlines, no swapping by mail - you work at your own pace, whenever!  the idea is merely to share!  the "sign-up list" is mostly just to know who else is interested in hexing

gerda - as always, you are the ISQ!!  internet search queen, in case you're wondering!

thanks for the links, ms pat!  i haven't exactly decided on my final layout yet . . . this is one quilt that will take some time to complete, so no hurry for me!

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Posted 2009-05-03 9:43 AM (#26197 - in reply to #26166)
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Alrighty, I am in

The hexagon's I am working on, I got the inspiration for what I want to do with them from Jean & Valori Wells's book "Thru the Garden Gate". It's a watercolor hexagon quilt. She has a couple of beautiful ones in this book....or maybe it was the book "Everything Flowers"...LOL, it was one or the other.

Jean owns The Stitchin Post in Sisters, OR (when I was a teen, I lived right down the road from Sisters! I wished I lived there now, I would love to visit this shop).

www.thestitchinpost.com  

Her Daughter, Valori Wells, makes fabric lines and quilt patterns for Free Spirit.  

www.stitchinpost.com/freepatterns.html  

I was trying to find a picture of the watercolor hex quilt, but I don't think I will. You'll just have to go to the library and get the book, if you are interested.

 

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Posted 2009-05-03 3:12 PM (#26207 - in reply to #26166)
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Dorian--You twisted my arm I just ordered both books from the library.
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Posted 2009-05-03 6:25 PM (#26218 - in reply to #26166)
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LOL Agnes!    If you like flowers, you'll enjoy the books.
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Posted 2009-05-04 12:57 PM (#26232 - in reply to #26166)
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Thank you Cindy for setting up this Quilt-a-Long!
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Posted 2009-05-04 2:19 PM (#26234 - in reply to #26166)
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Cindy, I would like to sign up too. I have become addicted to these things.

My sweet dh took me shopping this weekend and bought me some really pretty florals and suprised me with a circle cutter and extra blades for mothers day. Last night he helped me cut my circles, fold the hexagons, and put them in snack baggies so I can grab them and go.

Not sure what I want to do with them yet. I really like the quilt pat posted. I guess I could always make 2.
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Posted 2009-05-04 2:30 PM (#26235 - in reply to #26234)
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I'd like to join in please :)

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Posted 2009-05-04 8:53 PM (#26248 - in reply to #26166)
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I'm in! Love making these!
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Posted 2009-05-04 10:29 PM (#26256 - in reply to #26166)
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I've made my first flower and another started. I'm in! (Need to look into the circle cutter).
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Posted 2009-05-05 8:50 AM (#26266 - in reply to #26256)
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whoohooooo!!  looks like we got a party goin' on!!

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Posted 2009-05-05 12:14 PM (#26285 - in reply to #26166)
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No tuna cans being thrown please. 

I just cut an 8 inch circle and ended up with a 4" (straight edge to straight edge) hex





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Posted 2009-05-05 12:16 PM (#26286 - in reply to #26166)
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I wonder how big you have to make a hex to get into the Guiness Book of World records?  Hmmmmm....
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Posted 2009-05-05 4:02 PM (#26314 - in reply to #26166)
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Tracy - what a sweet hubby you've got. Mine might go shopping with me, but I doubt he'd cut the circles or fold them... guess it wouldn't hurt to ask. I love my circle cutter. this project is not on the top of my list right now.... but I love them.

HMMMMM so.... Doreen, I wonder.... if an 8" circle makes a 4" hex, is it always 1/2 the size? or is that an oddity? wondering, 'cause i have some antique pieces I'd love to put together, and i need the same size finished hex to do it. now you've got me thinking.... (that's dangerous)
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Posted 2009-05-05 4:46 PM (#26322 - in reply to #26166)
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If you're doing the tuna can (circle) method it will be because that first fold is in half and then each point meets in the middle.
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Posted 2009-05-05 4:52 PM (#26325 - in reply to #26322)
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so ya gonna try for the record doreen?
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Posted 2009-05-05 5:48 PM (#26330 - in reply to #26166)
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Denise, John fully supports my habit...I mean hobby. He actually likes going fabric shopping with me and helps me pick out fabric. He is great, except when he leaves his shoes in the middle of the floor for me to trip on. But I can live with it.

I have finished 12 so far. My DD had an appointment today and I took a few with me to work on while we were at the dr. office. I can not believe how fast these work up.
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Posted 2009-05-06 11:33 AM (#26389 - in reply to #26166)
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Well, Cindy, I don't even know if there is a record, but let's see...

   Coffee filter hexes?  Man hole cover hexes?  Oooo Ooooo tablecloth hexes.  Parachute hexes.  Circus tent hexes.  The 

   possibilities are endless 

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Posted 2009-05-06 12:19 PM (#26400 - in reply to #26166)
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Hey. friends, just got an e-mail newsletter from quilters warehouse and saw this one - now, it's not using hexes, but so very easily could. Whatcha'll think? (Cindy, is that Southern 'nuff? :) )
http://www.quilterswarehouse.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=BS2239#

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Posted 2009-05-06 12:44 PM (#26410 - in reply to #26166)
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Gerda - yes, yes, yes!  Perfect for what I'm doing!  Thanks!
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Posted 2009-05-11 10:27 AM (#26686 - in reply to #26410)
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The hexes have hexed me and the project is going. First project will be a table runner. Partial layout is attached. I am cutting them using the width of the 3" ruler and first cut on the 60 degree line. Rest of the cuts fall into place. I made myself a plastic template using the same method and marked the intersecting corners 1/4" in. I then punched a hole with a nail on those intersections. With this and a pencil I mark the back of the blocks and am machine piecing in rows rather than flowers. Also printed off a grid and marked the colors and rows. Everything is ready to sew for this runner but the hex cutting has really just begun.



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Posted 2009-05-11 10:30 AM (#26688 - in reply to #26166)
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Sorry about the double post. How do I eliminate the second one ?
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Posted 2009-05-11 11:56 AM (#26706 - in reply to #26688)
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beautiful hexes, agnes!!  thanks for sharing your progress!  as for double posts, sooner or later, the Forum Fairy comes along and gets onto those nasty little gremlins that make the double posts . . . such a sweet Forum Fairy, reckon she'll ever show herself
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Posted 2009-05-11 1:54 PM (#26721 - in reply to #26166)
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Agnes ... I love your colors in your hexagons ... I never thought of using batiks ...

Here is my progess so far ... this will be a long one ... I love picking them up and working on them, though ... even if I only get one or two hexes done at a time ...





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Posted 2009-05-11 2:19 PM (#26723 - in reply to #26166)
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The reason I turned to that batik was that I had cut large 60 degree triangles that looked ugly when I tried to implement them in the planned project. They've been kicking around until I was ready to start cutting hexes. I have lots more batiks and I wouldn't be surprised if more find their way into my hex projects. Note the plural.

Pat--Your hexes will make a lovely garden. Your avatar made me smile. Lovely rose!
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Posted 2009-05-11 4:24 PM (#26729 - in reply to #26166)
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Oh lovely hex flowers Agnes and Pat!!

I have, right now, 4 rows of 4 flowers each, but I am having a hard time sewing the rows together, they are not messhing together like they should 

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Posted 2009-05-11 4:37 PM (#26730 - in reply to #26729)
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dorian, could you post a pic of what you are trying to do?  perhaps someone will have a suggestion to help you if we can see it.
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Posted 2009-05-12 9:31 PM (#26817 - in reply to #26166)
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Agnes, that is going to be a beautiful table runner. I love batiks.

Pat, mine is going to take a long time too. I am making it for my bed, so a queen size. I love having something to do at night after the kids go to bed.

Here is my progress. I have made 21 so far. I am cutting more than sewing.





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Posted 2009-05-12 11:42 PM (#26823 - in reply to #26166)
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Very pretty, Tracy! I like handwork, too, especially in the evenings. I haven't had a chance yet to cut - still unpacking boxes and totes, and trying to find spots for everything - but will be doing so. I do have some spool blocks that I am handpiecing, also redwork and counted cross stitch.

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Posted 2009-05-13 3:32 AM (#26826 - in reply to #26823)
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Lovely flowers so far.  I haven't cut my circles so far, I am waiting as will either ask my LQS to mass cut them with her cutting system or will pop along to another LQS where I can use the store's accuquilt cutter to mass cut them myself but either way will wait until I receive my squares back from the 4" square swap.  This is a project that I can take to France and sit and stitch either by the pool or on the riverbank whilst DH is fishing - a longterm ongoing project.
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Posted 2009-05-13 8:59 AM (#26832 - in reply to #26166)
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Pretty flowers Tracy!!

Cindy, my rows are just like the way Tracy has in her picture, except only 4 in the row (from left to right) and for some reason, I can't get mine to match like hers. So that the row on the bottom of the other one, sits together right...Hmm, I will have to take a picture, as it's easier than trying to explain...but not today, going to be too busy..

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Posted 2009-05-13 9:29 AM (#26838 - in reply to #26832)
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beautiful, tracy!  such bright cheery flowers!

hey, gerda?!  i think that's my sewing project list you just named . . . never can tell what i'll be in the mood to do, so i have several WIPs . . . besides sometimes it is fun to make mr. prince roll his eyes as he says, "but aren't you gonna finish the other thing first?"

dorian, i thought you were piecing your together similar to tracy's layout there but i think it would help to see a pic of the problem you're having.

i've got several hexes made . . . nowhere near as many as some tho!  they're in a box ready to be sewn into flowers.  i'm thinking tha after carter makes his appearance, i may go on a cali run with billy and these will be perfect for working on while we sit and wait as his truck is being unloaded.  wish i could work on them while he is driving, but i'm afraid the "bouncing" of the truck down the highway gives me a headache if i try to do more than watch the scenery or nap  here's a pic (not a very good one tho) of what i have so far . . .





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Posted 2009-05-13 9:44 AM (#26839 - in reply to #26166)
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The reason I decided to start with machine piecing is that I actually have more hand work projects waiting to be worked on than machine projects. I actually have enough started to keep me going for a year or two without starting more. I just nicely hide the majority embroidery/cross stitch projects so they're not as obvious.
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Posted 2009-05-13 2:39 PM (#26863 - in reply to #26838)
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Very pretty Cindy - you know your Mr Prince and my Mr Nunn could be brothers!!!
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Posted 2009-05-13 3:07 PM (#26865 - in reply to #26863)
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and i bet mr. prince would like mr. nunn a lot better than at least one of his brothers . . . OPPS!!!  did i say that out loud??? 

i am thinking about getting a really pretty green for hexes to go around my flowers . . . but i'm also thinking about one more color to border each flower . . . perhaps a sunny yellow . . . what y'all think??  i am intending for each flower to be different, then bordered with the yellow and then all connected with the green

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Posted 2009-05-13 5:58 PM (#26877 - in reply to #26865)
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Sounds great to me - you go for it.

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Posted 2009-05-15 7:25 PM (#27010 - in reply to #26166)
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I can't find the tute about using a tuna can to cut these out. I saw it once and now I can't find it.TIA
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Posted 2009-05-15 11:25 PM (#27027 - in reply to #26166)
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I would like to join the quilt-along. This is perfect for me - no deadlines !!!

This will be an on-going project for probably many years. I have been wanting a take-along project and this will fit the bill. I have not started on anything yet. I am cutting 4" blocks for the swap. Not sure what I even want to make. I was thinking something other than the flower garden, but now that I have seen some of your flowers, I may be changing my mind !!

Well, it's late. Think I'll head to bed. Gail
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Posted 2009-05-16 9:19 PM (#27066 - in reply to #27027)
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looking forward to what you decide to do gail!
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Posted 2009-05-17 2:09 PM (#27079 - in reply to #26166)
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Darlene - click here for tutorial:  http://www.thequiltandneedle.com/files/Tutorials/TunaCanHexagonFlowers.pdf
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Posted 2009-05-17 9:32 PM (#27085 - in reply to #27079)
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doreen, thanks for answering darlene's request!!  i completely missed it!  so sorry, darlene!
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Posted 2009-05-17 11:09 PM (#27087 - in reply to #26166)
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Thanks, Doreen, I couldn't find it either!! :)

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Posted 2009-05-18 6:25 PM (#27152 - in reply to #26166)
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OK - here is a pic of my first-ever hexagon! Made this one using the tuna can method. I was going to try one the traditional way, but this went together so easy & fast - I like it !

Now I have a ? The folded edges of the hexagon, the finished edge, they all measure a little different. When I go to sew the hexagons together, how will that work ? I mean with the edges all being a little different.

Dorian - I am wondering if this is the problem you are having when you said the rows didn't match up. Did you figure it out yet?

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Posted 2009-05-18 7:10 PM (#27160 - in reply to #26166)
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Hmmm Gail, I wonder why your sides are not the same length...they should be.

No, this isn't the problem I was having. I used a template and cut out all my hexagons, so they all came out the same. I...um...haven't taken mine out since I last said something... so..um..I'll do that in the next few days, take pictures and see if I can figure it out.

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Posted 2009-05-18 7:50 PM (#27162 - in reply to #27160)
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gail, these hexagons are "somewhat forgiving" to quote ms. broach, the lady i learned the technique from.  none of the sides on mind were all exactly the same.  i laid my hexagons out in the flower shape before i sewed them together.  then i just kinda gently coaxed them together as i stitched it's kinda hard to explain, but i think once you start you'll know what i mean.

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Posted 2009-05-19 7:51 AM (#27175 - in reply to #27162)
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for your hex-viewing pleasure, here's a pic of Ms. Broach showing her tuna can hexagon quilt at our guild's meeting when she taught us the technique:



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Posted 2009-05-19 8:16 AM (#27176 - in reply to #26166)
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That is some lovely quilt. Love the slightly different layout to the usual.
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Posted 2009-05-19 9:24 AM (#27178 - in reply to #26166)
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ooh! pretty--I may rethink what I thought I was doing! I'll try to remember to take piccies of current flowers this weekend--making very slow progress!
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Posted 2009-05-19 11:26 AM (#27192 - in reply to #27178)
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Cindy

Ms Broach's quilt sure is pretty!

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Posted 2009-05-19 11:31 AM (#27194 - in reply to #26166)
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Very pretty! Thanks, Cindy.
YOu know, I had a thought about this - oooh, scary!! :D
Seeing as the fabric is folded to make these, one wouldn't really need batting, just a backing - is that what Ms. Broach did?? Just wondering

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Posted 2009-05-19 1:23 PM (#27207 - in reply to #26166)
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Gail - the more of these you do, the more uniform they get.  You get into the habit of folding them the same way and all that good stuff.  Also, like Cindy said, you can ease them together when joining if need be.  It's not exact.  You'll find your way.  Good Luck!
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Posted 2009-05-19 3:37 PM (#27209 - in reply to #27194)
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gerda, i forgot how ms . broach had her quilt finished - i'll have to remember to ask her at our next meeting . . . but i've been thinking the same thing, no batting just a backing should be all that is necessary.

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Posted 2009-05-21 12:24 PM (#27280 - in reply to #26166)
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Yesterday my DH came back from lunch with a pkg of charms and a stack of fat quarters. 

If that ain't love, tell me what is.....  

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Posted 2009-05-21 2:29 PM (#27284 - in reply to #27280)
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awwwww doreen!  how sweet!!!!  sounds like you got a keeper for sure! 

now billy would say "charms?  you want charms?  well, come on baby, i'll give you charm"

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Posted 2009-05-21 9:40 PM (#27308 - in reply to #26166)
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Doreen & Cindy - Thanks for the encouragement & advise. I see what you mean. I have 1 flower together and with a little "tweaking" I don't think it came out bad. I need to get a pic taken and posted.

Doreen - What a sweet hubby you have !!! My DH wouldn't have the first clue what to look for in fabic shop!

Cindy - So, how much charm did you get? LOL

Dorian - I told myself I could not start another project until after the RR is done, but I just couldn't wait. I'm having a hard time putting these down. They are so fun and I love hand stitching.

Have a nice Friday everyone - Gail
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Posted 2009-05-22 8:59 AM (#27316 - in reply to #26166)
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LOL Gail, glad you're having fun with the hex's. If I told myself I could not start another project till X project was done...I would never get anything done!! LOL
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Posted 2009-05-22 2:00 PM (#27335 - in reply to #27308)
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gail: 

ok jacqui, you should remember where we left the smelling salts by now . . .

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Posted 2009-05-23 8:09 PM (#27404 - in reply to #27335)
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Okay, I am finally getting started. I found a charm pack that I got at Market, the 50 new colors of Michael Miller Fairy Frost. Going to use those as the centers for all of the flowers. You can see the charm pack here at Over the Rainbow Fabrics.

I like this layout from Quilter's Cache: http://www.quilterscache.com/images7/ceceliasGFG.jpg

So.... I figure I will have to pull some stuff out of my stash to do the second row of hexes, as I will need 12 matching for that one.

Anywho, I am cutting my swap fabrics to send on Tuesday. Later when I watch a movie with Sammy, I should be able to start hexing!!

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Posted 2009-05-24 7:36 AM (#27415 - in reply to #27404)
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Ooooooohhhh, Jess!  I love the Fairy Frost fabric!  Just recently bought a large chunk of it in the lavender shade to use for sashing together my granddaughter's purple butterfly quilt.  The LQS down at Berne near me has the entire line of Fairy Frost fabric.  It's just luscious!

But I'm a bit worried now - you said you're going to begin Hexing - as in making Hexagons  - or putting Hexes on the rest of us???  LOL!

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Posted 2009-05-24 1:14 PM (#27435 - in reply to #27415)
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Lol Nola!! You never can tell...

I made my first Hex last night... not sure I am going to stick with the Tuna Can method. I was thinking that I would rather cut out the hexagons and hand stitch together. We shall see what today brings.

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Posted 2009-05-25 4:06 PM (#27486 - in reply to #26166)
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How's everyone doing? I have 26 flowers and petals for 4 more:
I don't plan to use batting and may not use a back either! Of course, in AZ I have a need for 'summer' quilts!
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Posted 2009-05-25 4:06 PM (#27487 - in reply to #26166)
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How's everyone doing? I have 26 flowers and petals for 4 more:
I don't plan to use batting and may not use a back either! Of course, in AZ I have a need for 'summer' quilts! Oops, for got to hit attach a photo. Please excuse double post!
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Posted 2009-05-25 8:21 PM (#27496 - in reply to #26166)
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Should anyone ever want to do something a tad different, I just came across this
http://cathroncountrydesigns.com/pictures/stitcheries/rebellarge.jp...

This is the pattern page it came from
http://cathroncountrydesigns.com/stitcheries.htm

It is soooo pretty!!! I really like this idea!

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Posted 2009-05-25 8:22 PM (#27497 - in reply to #26166)
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PS Sally, lookin' gooooood!!!

Oh, boy, I really need to get cutting!!! Cindy, I haven't forgotten, just haven't gotten to it yet! Urk!!

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Posted 2009-05-25 11:51 PM (#27499 - in reply to #26166)
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Now that is called thinking outside the box. love the idea.
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Posted 2009-05-26 8:22 AM (#27501 - in reply to #27499)
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sally, beautiful hex flowers!!       more and more, i'm leaning toward the same idea as you - no batting, no backing - mostly cause i want to keep the "hexed" border . . .

jess, just glad to have you join us no matter how you make your hexes!

as always, gerda, you find fantastic goodies for us to drool over   thanks!

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Posted 2009-05-26 9:06 AM (#27508 - in reply to #26166)
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Lovely flowers Sally! I was just telling a friend of mine that now that I'm caught up on board stuff, I need to pull out my hexes...

Cute quilt, thanks for the link Gerda.

Cindy, you can still keep a hex border, it just takes patients doing the binding! LOL

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Posted 2009-05-26 9:45 AM (#27514 - in reply to #27508)
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dorian . . . patience never was one of my virtues just ask the girls
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Posted 2009-05-26 10:25 AM (#27529 - in reply to #26166)
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Sally .... great looking hexes ... you sure get a lot accomplisehd, girlfriend!

Denise .... was it you who asked if I sewed lots of hexes in the ER on Saturday? ... you sure got that right ... it was the perfect project to take along and keep my nervous fingers busy  

... will have to take another picture soon ....

My son's GF had a dress she needed to hem in her car and she brought it in, borrowed my scissors and sewed it ... I also found out she has a stack of t-shirts and fabric she has had awhile which she plans to turn into a quilt ... she has been finishing law school at night while working and has had little time to sew the last couple of years and is looking forward to setting her sewing machine up again soon as she gets past the bar exam ... I tell, y'all ... this lovely girl is a keeper ...

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Posted 2009-05-26 7:14 PM (#27559 - in reply to #26166)
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Good news, I think I just sewed a seam that I wasn't supposed to sew on just one row, cause the other 3 rows all fit together nicely So I will fix that one row, and add it to the other three and take a picture to show in the next few days...it's getting harder and harder to have more time on the computer, except for first thing in the morning we are going to have to get a monitor and key board for our other one...
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Posted 2009-05-27 9:19 AM (#27577 - in reply to #26166)
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Here is a link to some good hex info and some different ideas for using hex's, if you don't want to do a flower garden. It's where I originally got my idea for Jacks Chain.

http://www.geocities.com/quiltfrenzy_archives/hexagonstar.html  

Enjoy!

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Posted 2009-05-27 1:19 PM (#27594 - in reply to #26166)
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Well, here is a picture of what I have going on. It's not the best picture...or maybe it just really looks this busy Yes, I think the next time I will make the same colored centers, I think that would help....I am not done with this, have lots of other hexs to add to it..




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Posted 2009-05-27 4:35 PM (#27618 - in reply to #26166)
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Dorian, it's gorgeous! what a lovely garden you have
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Posted 2009-05-28 12:17 PM (#27646 - in reply to #26166)
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Sally would you mind snapping a picture of the back of your flowers?  I don't understand how one could not put a backing on these.  The backs of mine are all folds and thread and I don't think that would be so comfortable.  Just trying to understand

Dorian - this may have already been answered, but what size are your individual hexes?  The reason I'm asking is that as I cut for the swap, I will be having extras and I'm only using one of each fabric so if you can use the 4"?  Let me know.

Wonderful flowers everyone!  I just ordered another charm pack from another company to keep busy until the swap happens.

Pat - I just have to tell you that since you switched your avatar to the sunflower, every time I read your posts, my mind is telling me that it's Milica - isn't that strange?

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Posted 2009-05-28 5:53 PM (#27671 - in reply to #26166)
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Hi Doreen,

 To answer for Sally, when you use the tuna can method of hex's, you are FOLDING your material, so that there is no threads in the back. You bring the fabric to the front and sew a few stitches in the center. Does that make sense?

As for my hex's, in this particular quilt, they are cut from a 4.5x5 inch rectangle. So they are slightly larger than I'll get out of a 4"square. Thank you for thinking of me though 

 

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Posted 2009-05-29 9:42 AM (#27698 - in reply to #26166)
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Doreen ... I love sunfowers, too ...   ... the icon is from the "what flower are you" quiz we all did awhile back ...  Milica did get the same one, I think ...

I have been making more hex flowers lately ... my back has been bothering me in the damp weather here and I have not been able to sit for long periods of time at the sewing machine or the computer ... so I have been sewing in a comfy chair or propped up on the pillows with my legs stretched out and up ...

Dorian ... I think your hexes make a lovely splash of watercolors ...

I found a book recently on clearance while on that local shop hop that has flower quilts in it ... not hexes, but more watercolor type ... the one on the bottom right of this link is something  like what I hope to make with my hex flowers ... it is called Scatter Gardens by Pam Mostek ...

http://www.softexpressions.com/software/books/ScatGard.php

 

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Posted 2009-05-29 12:29 PM (#27711 - in reply to #26166)
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Dorian - sorry you couldn't use the extra squares - I was thinking of you! :)

Cindy - I have 31 sets cut and will send them out.

Happy Friday everyone!



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Posted 2009-05-29 6:54 PM (#27727 - in reply to #26166)
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Oh Doreen, I could USE them.....just not for the hexs in the previous picture . I, actually, am going to end up doing another hex project. Because I also sent 4" squishies to Cindy to exchange....
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Posted 2009-05-29 7:12 PM (#27729 - in reply to #26166)
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Dorian - PM me your address and I'll get them together for you.

Here are my hexes in progress.





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Posted 2009-05-29 7:13 PM (#27730 - in reply to #26166)
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Here is a close up



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Posted 2009-05-29 10:04 PM (#27732 - in reply to #26166)
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Looking good, Doreen!!

Oh, man, look at what I just found!!! http://www.amishcountrylanes.com/Pages/hs4539.shtml
It is beautimous, as someone once said!!

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Posted 2009-05-29 10:57 PM (#27739 - in reply to #26166)
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Oh my, that is stunning!!!
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Posted 2009-05-29 11:13 PM (#27741 - in reply to #27739)
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dorian, lovely watercolor hexes!! 

doreen, beautiful hexes you've got also! 

gerda, the quilts on that site were gawjus!!  i love the first one!  thanks for the link!

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Posted 2009-05-30 8:54 AM (#27759 - in reply to #26166)
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Woohoo....thanks Doreen. I love your flowers, they are just what I had in mind! Beautiful.

OOOH, love that applique hexes as flowers with the leaves and stems...just gorgeous. Thanks for the link!!

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Posted 2009-05-30 9:08 AM (#27760 - in reply to #26166)
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Gerda--Thanks so much for that quilt link. First the runner. Then I have to see where the hexes lead me. I made a game plan change last night and started marking my hexes for hand piecing. Though I had started by machine I could see I wasn't going to get anywhere. My current hand piecing project is on the home ward slide so I just made sure I have two to work on, one very bright, the hexes more subtle.
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Posted 2009-06-01 11:04 AM (#27879 - in reply to #26166)
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Doreen,
Love your flowers. I'll try to remember to take a pic of backs. Mine have small stitches at centers and around each fold about 1/4 from center and then tiny stitches from sewing the petals together--not super soft because of stitches but since I entend to make it queen-size, it won't be against my skin and looks really cool and dimensional! I'm having a hard time deciding whether or not to put another row around each flower (in white) or just sew them together like Dorian's. Same amount of work either way. I'm up to 36 flowers completed (or centers competed, at least, if I add the white around!)
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Posted 2009-06-02 6:33 PM (#27946 - in reply to #27732)
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Gerda--
All I can say is WOW
Love the appliqued hexes. Gives a girl something to aspire to.
And the other quilts that were on the site were SUPERB.
Thanks for sharing---I've had to bookmark so I can go back and drool every once and awhile.
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Posted 2009-06-06 7:21 PM (#28150 - in reply to #26166)
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Posted 2009-06-06 7:28 PM (#28151 - in reply to #26166)
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Posted 2009-06-08 12:17 PM (#28262 - in reply to #26166)
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BJ - I'm doing the tuna can method for the hexes. 
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Posted 2009-06-12 9:31 AM (#28456 - in reply to #28262)
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Help, I have started to cut out tuna can circles. I haven't tried putting them together into flowers yet. I am really enjoying everybody's pictures!

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Posted 2009-06-13 10:07 PM (#28512 - in reply to #26166)
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Here's my flowers to date plus some up-side-down so you can see the back (and I am not going to add either batting or backing unless I cheat and end up appliquing these to a background!)
I think I will be putting white all around them but haven't decided



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Posted 2009-06-13 11:20 PM (#28524 - in reply to #26166)
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I can also see the end of the stitching for my table runner. Bad part is that tonight I didn't feel like that stitching and after months my cross stitch appealed so the runner was shoved aside. I hop I can pick it up tomorrow and finish the stitching and get it layered for quilting.
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Posted 2009-06-14 9:38 AM (#28530 - in reply to #26166)
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Beautiful flowers Sally!!!
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Posted 2009-06-14 5:44 PM (#28547 - in reply to #28530)
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Hi friends,

Wow, everyone's garden's are looking so good! WTG!!

Well, as you know I was not in sync with the folding tuna can method. Drove me nuts. And, I wanted to hand piece something anyway, so I decided to hand piece this. No problem, I would print out templates onto freezer paper and use those. Then....

I went to the show and the vendor across the way was Kate of "Stamps by Kate." She had a package of stamps that went exactly with the design I chose (like it was made for me) and it puts the sewing line and cutting line on the fabric for me. I don't have to mess with the templates!! Woohoo!! I was very, very excited. Here is her website if you want to ck it out: http://www.bykate.com/index.html

On a side note, she and Sammy got along famously!

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Posted 2009-06-15 9:56 AM (#28575 - in reply to #26166)
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Jess,
What a clever idea! Let us know how it goes. I have templates for most of her stamp shapes, but it is tempting to try.... Love the following projects done with hexies from Kate's site!




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Posted 2009-06-15 10:05 AM (#28580 - in reply to #26166)
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Sally---Thanks, thanks and again thanks for those projects. I was on her site but never even saw the project link. Going back!!!! Smaller projects hold my attention at the moment and both these are perfect.
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Posted 2009-06-15 10:57 AM (#28586 - in reply to #26166)
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Sally - thank you for the close up of the backs.  Mine are not as neatly stitched.  Maybe that's why I couldn't understand not backing the quilt. 
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Posted 2009-06-15 12:26 PM (#28589 - in reply to #28586)
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I am checking out Jinny Beyer's website (http://www.jinnybeyer.com/quilttips/tip21.cfm) today for tips on hand piecing. You know me, I have to read all about it before I get started!!
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Posted 2009-06-15 12:41 PM (#28592 - in reply to #26166)
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Jess--Until six months ago I had not hand pieced. It really is easy. I find the thinner the needle the better. I use beading needles so they actually bend and eventually snap right in the middle from wearing thin from th finger rubbing. I knot my thread, insert through the corner points take a stitch or two, back stitch, then take four or five, pull the needle through, backstitch, continue this procedure to the end of the seam, backstitch again and then knot off. I have found if I have to reverse stitch I have to actually snip at the backstitch so I now know that the seam will hold. That was my biggest concern. With the beading needle make sure they are not too small or you can't thread it even using a needle threader. I got some that were too small and I snapped the eye on each as I tried to insert the threader.
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Posted 2009-06-15 12:47 PM (#28593 - in reply to #26166)
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I adore Jinny Beyer. She's got some of the best handwork I think I've ever seen anywhere.

I haven't started making these yet either because I can't decide which method will work best for me, but I think I'm going to try all of them and see what I like best when I get my swap fabrics back.

I'm really enjoying seeing what everyone else has been doing though :D
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Posted 2009-06-15 7:04 PM (#28622 - in reply to #26166)
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I just finished piecing my table runner. Hope to post pictures, front and back, tomorrow. Next I have to layer and quilt and make bias binding so it will be a while before this small project is all done.
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Posted 2009-06-17 12:50 PM (#28770 - in reply to #26166)
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Agnes ... looking forward to pictures of your table runner ...

Not enough hex flowers completed here yet for any kind of sewing together ...

I just love picking up these little hexes whenever I have a few minutes ... and they are so portable ... I carry my sewing around all the time with me now ...

I am using a flexible butter lid as a template.  It is a little larger than a tuna can. My hexes are each aout 1-1/2 inches across.  It is a perfect size for cutting from the 4" squares. I have found I can eliminate the drawing around the can part.  I align and hold the six squares together and hold the template on top and just cut around the edge with my good sewing shears through all six layers at once.  It makes a nice smooth circle ... pictures below ... I have been sewing some of my swap fabrics recently ...

 





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Posted 2009-06-17 1:02 PM (#28773 - in reply to #26166)
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Pat, NOW you tell us about this trick! After I have circles cut for over 100 flowers and have completed 36 of them--that would have been soooo much easier! (And it took me awhile before I'd cut more than 2 circles after tracing around a tuna can.....) Clever you, can I borrow your brain?
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Posted 2009-06-17 4:35 PM (#28777 - in reply to #26166)
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Pat, thanks for the reminder. I forgot I had promised photos. Camera is now in front of me so I shouldn't forget.
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Posted 2009-06-17 6:14 PM (#28784 - in reply to #26166)
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Oohhh! new free pattern at Connecting Threads. Take a look!

http://www.connectingthreads.com/patterns/Vickis_EPP_Caddy__D991414...





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Posted 2009-06-17 6:34 PM (#28785 - in reply to #26166)
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Thanks, Rhonda! I have saved it and as soon as hubby wakes up from his nap (it wears him out working outside in the trenches and heat!), I am going to print it - it should also be great for carrying around small handpiecing projects, like my spools and bowties!

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Posted 2009-06-17 6:35 PM (#28788 - in reply to #26166)
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Pat, great plan! I'm borrowing that idea, too!! I haven't started cutting any extra squares etc, yet. Too many other projects I really need to work on and finish. But I hope by summer's end, to have started!!

Hopefully my scissors will be up to the task.

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Posted 2009-06-17 8:08 PM (#28796 - in reply to #26166)
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I,m having difficulty with the download but I shall be coming back to it. Looks like an excellent idea from the fact that it is a fold down caddy. Thanks.
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Posted 2009-06-17 11:02 PM (#28804 - in reply to #28796)
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Guess what. Photos of my Table runner, just a day or two later than promised.



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Posted 2009-06-18 11:38 AM (#28822 - in reply to #26166)
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Very pretty Agnes.  They look like abalone shells.  Nice job!
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Posted 2009-06-18 11:41 AM (#28824 - in reply to #26166)
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Beautiful, Agnes!! wow!!!

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Posted 2009-06-18 11:45 AM (#28825 - in reply to #26166)
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Waaaaah!  I cannot download the caddy pattern from Connecting Threads.  Is anyone else having a problem with that?
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Posted 2009-06-18 11:55 AM (#28826 - in reply to #28825)
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agnes, very pretty!  it looks so light & airy!

doreen, it took several minutes for the file to download, but it did and i got it saved, so try again . . .

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Posted 2009-06-18 12:02 PM (#28830 - in reply to #26166)
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I downloaded it fine Doreen. I'll email it to you :)
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Posted 2009-06-18 12:11 PM (#28831 - in reply to #26166)
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I think I'll work this up in 30s fabrics...inspired by Gerda :D
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Posted 2009-06-18 12:47 PM (#28833 - in reply to #26166)
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wow I just went poking around the freebies area of that website and snagged like 12 patterns and tutorials. Thank you!!
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Posted 2009-06-18 9:54 PM (#28860 - in reply to #26166)
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Oohh thats lovely Agnes! Great job.
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Posted 2009-06-19 5:53 PM (#28901 - in reply to #28860)
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Hey ladies,

Join us in the chat room in an hour to discuss hexagons!!

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Posted 2009-06-19 8:55 PM (#28908 - in reply to #26166)
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This is not the article I mentioned re: not having to remove basting stitches in traditional EPP - can't find it right now - but this is close
http://www.ciaspalette.com/patterns/06/englishhexagons.html

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Posted 2009-06-19 8:59 PM (#28909 - in reply to #26166)
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AH! Here it is!! http://sunshinescreations.vintagethreads.com/2007/03/tutorial-on-en...

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Posted 2009-06-20 7:45 PM (#28956 - in reply to #28909)
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I am looking for instructions for sewing elongated hexagons, and in my web travels came across this site that has free pattern downloads for hexies - no templates provided, but still....
http://www.paperpieces.com/index1.html

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Posted 2009-06-20 7:47 PM (#28957 - in reply to #26166)
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Sorry, thought I had another link but it's the same - if you click on DOWNLOADS there are other patterns to be used with hexes.

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Posted 2009-06-25 9:43 PM (#29146 - in reply to #28957)
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thanks, gerda!  i bookmarked the site . . .
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Posted 2009-06-28 9:34 AM (#29300 - in reply to #29146)
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I have a few photos to share of my carry case. Hexes are travelling with me this coming week across the Canadian prairies. We're travelling to near you, Gerda.



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Posted 2009-06-28 10:46 AM (#29312 - in reply to #26166)
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Oh, whereabouts are you coming, Agnes?

That's a neat case. where did you find that? I found a worm/bait binder at Princess Auto that works great to keep templates in, and small projects, but this looks to be much better. What a handy thing to carry around a project!

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Posted 2009-06-28 11:28 AM (#29314 - in reply to #26166)
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We're scheduled to arrive Mon night about 20 miles north of Rimbey, at DS1 and DDiL. We're the "grandson delivery service." Taking DGSon out his vacation with Dad. we pick him up late this afternoon, spend the night in our former home and continue tomorrow morning. We're heading back on Thursday.

The case was a Back to School special with my own innovations. It was a 3 ringed zippered binder with fabric outer. I used 1" webbing and glued in down with Weld-Bond. I did that nearly 10 years ago and used it as my tool carry case for teaching classes. I stapled zip loc bags to index dividers. That way I had easy division and sight of what was in there. This was a graduation up from a Berkley tackle box.
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Posted 2009-07-05 5:23 PM (#29795 - in reply to #26166)
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I stitched my first three hexies together yesterday! I need to cut more circles for sure.
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Posted 2009-07-05 9:11 PM (#29804 - in reply to #26166)
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I can't remember if I've ever mentioned this lady or not but I've bought from this lady several times over the years, and always been very pleased with her selections and service. She sells charm packs of 2-4.5 inch squares in a wide variety of color schemes and themes. I've gotten color packs as well as batiks, solids, and lady bug fabrics. I've probably bough about 60 or so different packs from her in the last 4-5 years. If any of you are looking for fabrics to complete a project with your hexes she might have something you'd like.

http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/ladymahria_W0QQ_nkwZQQ_armrsZ1QQ_from...
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Posted 2009-07-06 12:20 PM (#29827 - in reply to #26166)
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Agnes - very clever!  Necessity is still the mother of invention!

Thanks for the link Jenn!

I'm done hexing for now.  No more fabric.  But after the swap -   I will pick up the needle again!

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Posted 2009-07-06 1:41 PM (#29835 - in reply to #29827)
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the last package arrived today!  won't be long now . . .
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Posted 2009-07-06 8:37 PM (#29862 - in reply to #26166)
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Doreen--I definitely felt that this was the answer for me and it is working out well.
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Posted 2009-07-07 1:44 AM (#29863 - in reply to #26166)
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I stitched 20 hexies today while we drove from Helena to Missoula MT. 114 miles... I ran out of my circles i had cut out. Now I need to get more fabric...

Doreen... seems we are in the same boat! I need to go online to Connecting Threads to get another charm pack to match what I'm doing. Can't send pic tonite, but will when we get home.

We are staying in Mead Washington, tonite, just outside of Spokane. I just looked up a list of quilt shops to visit tomorrow with my friend Ruby, while the guys go look at a couple of cars.
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Posted 2009-07-08 9:10 AM (#29945 - in reply to #29863)
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I posted my picture in other hexagon site.
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Posted 2009-07-08 9:37 AM (#29948 - in reply to #26166)
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Rosie, it's looking great. Just popped into your album and drooled over your quilts again. I'd missed the most recent additions. WOW Were the stained glass roses paper pieced?
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Posted 2009-07-08 10:07 AM (#29952 - in reply to #29948)
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Yes, they are paper-pieced. Would never have been made if it hadn't been. Years ago my LQS (non-existent now) had like a thousand 4" squares. Every time they got in new fabric they cut some of the fabric into the squares. So naturally I got 2000 squares. So most of the smaller pieces in the roses where from those blocks. That quilt 'ate' the black fabric. But it was reallly fun to make. I still have some of those squares. I tap into them quite often. But they will run out someday!!
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Posted 2009-07-09 5:54 PM (#30036 - in reply to #29952)
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HAVE YOU SEEN THIS??!! Quilt-as-you-go hexes!! double sided and all!!

http://ajpadilla.com/tutorials/reversible-hexagons

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Posted 2009-07-09 7:08 PM (#30041 - in reply to #30036)
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Thanks Gerda

I didn't go into the tutorials and I REALLY like the idea of reversible hexes. Did you see the hexagon advent christmas tree wall hanging?  More projects for hexes!!  I just love this site that Sally shared--think I'm

going to have to subscribe. The Heavenly Angels pattern is just well---heavenly.

http://ajpadilla.com/patterns/seasonal/christmas/advent-calendars/hexagon-trees  

http://ajpadilla.com/patterns/bom/heavenly-angels

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Posted 2009-07-09 8:26 PM (#30043 - in reply to #26166)
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The advent tree is a very novel idea. Hmm, that appeals to me to incorporate in my Christmas hanging challenge. I'm into hexes full force so it holds double appeal. Still not subscribing, however, as I have more than enough already lined up for the rest of my life.
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Posted 2009-07-09 8:27 PM (#30044 - in reply to #26166)
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http://www.thequiltermag.com/issues/kits/sept09/GransGardenParty.ht...

I wasn't searching, honest, I WASN'T!!!!! It jumped out at me from the page!

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Posted 2009-07-09 11:27 PM (#30051 - in reply to #26166)
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Gerda--Either you have to stop finding all these neat ideas or I have to stop coming on site. My list is getting totally out of hand. And that's without the other projects that are crawling out of the wood work on their own. Too many projects, too little time!
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Posted 2009-07-10 12:34 AM (#30052 - in reply to #30051)
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Well, Agnes, I have asked numerous times before if I should quit posting new things, and the answer is a resounding NO!!!

I keep finding more for my never to be finished to-do list, too. My answer to myself is to make mini quilts - reduce the sizes and make them - that way one can try many different things, but they take less time and fabric.

If nothing else, it's eye candy, hon! It's like virtual travel through TV, magazines, books - you won't ever get to them all, but you can still enjoy! Please don't stop coming here, please! I think finding and keeping patterns is much like fabric - we have tons at home, but just can't resist buying something at the shop or show.

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Posted 2009-07-10 8:56 AM (#30062 - in reply to #26166)
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Gerda--I won't stop coming. I just have to order up more self-restraint. Can you find a source for that? My goal is to have some empty bins in the fabric areas and the big bins with ready made objects filling up. Currently it seems to work in reverse. My projects are again spilling over to the antique filing cabinet drawers. I had managed to stay out of those for about 4 years but last night a drawer made it to the fabric room again.
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Posted 2009-07-10 10:21 AM (#30064 - in reply to #26166)
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Agnes, hon, if I find a source, I'll gladly share it with you LOL. I need it, too, with a healthy dose of being able to say NO and stick to it thrown in, so if I find a source for that, it's yours, too.

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Posted 2009-07-10 1:14 PM (#30074 - in reply to #26166)
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I can resist everything except temptation too ~ I did like the hexagon tree, and some years ago we did QAYG hexagons on Block Central, so I am thinking of kind of adapting that technique. I have actually signed up for a class at the LQS next Tuesday, the first one I have done there for many years. It is for a Bargello Quilt, a technique I have not tried. Wish me luck.

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Posted 2009-07-12 11:42 PM (#30219 - in reply to #30064)
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Gerda - 2009-07-10 9:21 AM Agnes, hon, if I find a source, I'll gladly share it with you LOL. I need it, too, with a healthy dose of being able to say NO and stick to it thrown in, so if I find a source for that, it's yours, too. Gerda

sorry ladies, but there will be NO SELF-RESTRAINT on this forum when it comes to any and all things quilty . . .

now gerda, you keep up with what you're doing, we wouldn't have it any other way . . . agnes, we know that you are just like the rest of us, a truly obsessed and PROUD Fabriholic!!!!!!!!!  can i get an amen, sistah?

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Posted 2009-07-13 12:50 AM (#30223 - in reply to #30219)
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AMEN!!!

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PS Will do, boss lady!
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Posted 2009-07-13 10:11 AM (#30247 - in reply to #26166)
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AMEN!!

Ok, question you all...

I finally starting doing tuna can hexagons...when stitching the hexagon, do you just put a few stitches on the 'tips' of the folded down corners in the middle? Or do you stitch the whole fold down line? does that make sense? 

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just the tips, dorian!

btw - loved your blog post on these - that's what i've been thinking, the perfect summer-weight quilt and when done, you're done!!

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Posted 2009-07-13 6:37 PM (#30293 - in reply to #26166)
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Thank you Ms Cindy~
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Posted 2009-07-15 12:41 PM (#30417 - in reply to #30293)
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Hey, all, me again, your intrepid "finder of more ideas"

I was on Burning the Midnight Oil's site, checking to see if there was anything new - current BOM is done, no sign yet of a new one (I think Heather may be busy with her new quilt shop) - and decided to check out her blog (at the bottom of the home page) - anyhoo, from there I clicked on a link (right hand side column) for "The Great Hexagon Quilt-Along" - i came on this blog - wow, it has some neat ideas, free downloads, hints and tips......
http://hexagonquilt-along.blogspot.com/

Check it out sometime!

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Posted 2009-07-15 12:42 PM (#30419 - in reply to #26166)
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Posted 2009-07-15 11:40 PM (#30451 - in reply to #26166)
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Remember some months ago, when we first started talking about hexagons, I mentioned that I had made these folded hexes as flowers (same principle as the tuna can hexes)? Well, I just ran across the website/blog where (I think it's the same one!) I found it for the do-it-yourself RR we did at guild.
http://mousechirpy-polkadotpineapple.blogspot.com/2008/06/tutorial-...

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Posted 2009-07-20 1:28 PM (#30694 - in reply to #30451)
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Jst a couple of photos. The runner has already been posted in July 2009. Then a little shot of my method and stash cut so far.



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Posted 2009-07-20 6:57 PM (#30714 - in reply to #26166)
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Agnes, what size are your hexagons on your table runner? Did you machine piece?
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Posted 2009-07-20 8:37 PM (#30716 - in reply to #26166)
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Sally--They are 3" cut. That's why I love my 3" ruler for this. I have far too many machine piecing projects and didn't have much hand work. I also tried both. I would not hesitate to machine piece though there are tremendous numbers of back stitched seams required and is slow going. GFG is very definitely my hand piecing choice. Also I believe that my hand quilting, even if I can learn how to do it with less stress on my arm and hands will have to remain very limited. I use a beading needle to stitch with because it is very fine. Even regular sewing needles going through just the two layers of fabric without the batting and extra seams strains my hand more than the beading needle. The needle is pliable and after stitching for a bit it takes on the curve of my finger.
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Posted 2009-07-29 9:46 PM (#31115 - in reply to #30716)
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Well I finally gave some of these a try, and I think I'm liking the EPP method best. My mom had some of these containers with her when she arrived, with different sizes and different projects/notions in each "level" so I picked up a small 6x6 square one for storing my hexes...these are just the coolest things ever! They have them at Joann.  I have my uncut charm squares (some not all!) in the bottom and the top part has a divider so I have templates and cut hexes in one side, needle, thread, scissors on the other. I think I'm gonna have to invest in a few more of these. They're perfect for my cross stitch projects too.

 

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Posted 2009-07-29 10:20 PM (#31116 - in reply to #26166)
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Oh, those look so neat! Man, I wish we had Joann's up here!! I guess I will just have to keep my eyes open - I have been eyeballing the small fishing tackle box DH has - it has four small boxes, and the top is larger - it might just work for this (costs about $20 or so) - but then again, I have a bunch of cookie/chocolate tins - some I bought full, some at the thrift store - only drawback is I can't see through the outside, but it works, and hey, ya can't beat 25 cents!! LOL

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Posted 2009-07-30 7:39 AM (#31121 - in reply to #31116)
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I was using tins too, but hated the possibility that if water ever got inside, they might rust. This particular one was only 4.99 so not a bad investment. The larger ones were around 30.00 if I remember right. I'm hoping you can purchase additional "level" bins for these.
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Posted 2009-07-30 8:35 AM (#31123 - in reply to #26166)
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Great little bins Jenn.

I made a little bag (like the one I made for my Mom a few months back) except I only put one set of pockets on the outside and I put 2 pockets on the inside.

The outside pockets I put my sissors, 'can', needles, thread and the inside pockets I have my finished flowers and petals in one and my circles in another. Then the main part of the bag holds more fabric that needs to be cut. 

It's the perfect little bag to bring on trips with me.

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Posted 2009-07-30 9:21 AM (#31126 - in reply to #26166)
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i will probably eventually make one of those cute hexagon totes that the link was posted for awhile back, but i don't have the time to make anything else right now so this will suffice :)
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Posted 2009-07-30 10:52 AM (#31129 - in reply to #26166)
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It doesn't look like you can buy layers separately, but I'm not sure
http://www.snapware.com//product_buy.asp?dept%5Fid=3001
http://www.snapware.com/maindept.asp?dept_id=3000
List of retailers http://www.snapware.com/partner_reseller.asp

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Posted 2009-07-30 10:54 AM (#31130 - in reply to #26166)
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Whoops! It helps to read the fine print. LOL
This company has them http://www.organize.com/snapwareparts.html



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Posted 2009-07-30 1:38 PM (#31136 - in reply to #26166)
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yay! of course it would take floor to ceiling "layers" for each of my projects to have their own bins
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Posted 2009-07-30 2:47 PM (#31137 - in reply to #26166)
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I hear ya!!!

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Posted 2009-07-31 11:21 AM (#31192 - in reply to #26166)
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Hello Ladies,

I looked through your discussion briefly yesterday and just found this pattern this morning. For anyone wanting ideas, you might want to check out this website. I will see if I can post the picture of one of the ideas. Anyway, this is the web address.

Annette

http://www.connectingthreads.com/patterns/Diamond_Triple_Ring_Quilt...



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Posted 2009-07-31 11:25 AM (#31195 - in reply to #31192)
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annette!  that is a gawjus layout for our hexes!  thanks for sharing!!

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Posted 2009-07-31 11:29 AM (#31197 - in reply to #26166)
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LOL Your welcome Cindy. There are also ideas (free patterns for the above too) for purses and other things on the site.

Enjoy, Annette
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Posted 2009-07-31 11:45 AM (#31201 - in reply to #26166)
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I have both of those saved as possiblities. I just cant decide what i'm going to do so i havent connected any of my hexes together yet.
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Posted 2009-07-31 4:10 PM (#31232 - in reply to #26166)
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Thanks Annette.

There is also a great TABLE RUNNER and PLACE MATS! In this issue of The Quilter Magazine...I never thought to make a hexagon shaped table runner with hexagon flowers. But it looks neat.

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Posted 2009-07-31 4:14 PM (#31234 - in reply to #26166)
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I have been working on my hexes at work. I work in a call center so when the phone aren't ringing I am hexing. I am going to turn my hexes into a scrappy quilt for my bed. I am trying to make no 2 hexes alike.

I thought I would share so far.

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Posted 2009-07-31 6:19 PM (#31241 - in reply to #31234)
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very pretty flowers, tiffaney!  i recognize the fabrics!

i'm trying to make my flowers all different too - well, some of the centers may be alike, but the petals will all be different . . .

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Posted 2009-07-31 6:45 PM (#31242 - in reply to #26166)
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Lovely flowers Tiffaney!
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Posted 2009-08-01 5:44 AM (#31265 - in reply to #26166)
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Great flower Tiffaney. Yep, I'm making all of mine different too but might end up with 2 from each fabric unless I find more 30s! It's going to take a couple of hundred of these beauties for my bed-sized quilt! I just need to decide what colour to make the 'path'!
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Posted 2009-08-01 7:59 PM (#31313 - in reply to #31265)
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Here's another fun way to hex: http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/2009/06/sew-flip-hexagon-tutorial.html
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Posted 2009-08-01 9:47 PM (#31317 - in reply to #26166)
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what a cute idea!! I'm going to do up some of these for candle mats. Thanks, Jess!
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Posted 2009-08-05 1:06 PM (#31530 - in reply to #26166)
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Posted 2009-08-12 1:32 AM (#31807 - in reply to #26166)
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i was sharing the tuna can method with the girls in Corbett last Sat. they loved it. Everyone wanted a copy. My SIL watched me make a dozen of them while we were sitting around the campfire one evening while camping.

One gal looked at the backside.... and said.... "wow... that' s really cool... dimensional hexagons!" Now some of mine are pretty crude on the back, as I stitched them in the car and only used one color of thread. she suggested a little button on the center of some as a cute embellishment... I might just have to try it... but wanted to share the idea with you all. neat idea, HUH?
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Posted 2009-08-12 5:12 AM (#31809 - in reply to #26166)
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Hi Denise, the last time my girlies and I went to a quilt show, there was a lovely stack and whack quilt that had a button on every centre, with a button covered in the same fabric. We nearly laughed to knicker wetting proportions as that is a trick we have all used to cover the spot where the points do not quite match, but this quilt was stunning. Almost as if she had used the trick 'just in case'. A kind of insurance policy button. We spent the whole afternoon laughing, if the points were not perfect, we said "Put a button on it"

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Posted 2009-08-12 7:36 AM (#31810 - in reply to #31809)
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oh pam, that is too funny!  you know, i can just hear milica saying that . . .

wow, denise!  glad your friends like our hexes!  you know, that would be cute, buttons over the centers of the backside, would add some interesting "texture" 

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Posted 2009-08-25 9:24 AM (#32411 - in reply to #31810)
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yep that sounds like Milica!

I haven't gotten very many of my hexes made, i've brought them to work with me a few times to stitch up a couple while my reports are uploading, but with other duties now on my plate i'm multitasking just to keep from getting further behind. Once I'm moved and settled I will have time to actually sit and do some of these in front of the tv...right now I haven't sat on the couch and just did nothing in weeks!
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Posted 2009-08-30 4:18 PM (#32676 - in reply to #32411)
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Found another picture idea and thought of all who are hexing. Just sharing...as if any of you needs another idea! lol

Annette To give you an idea, each red 'spot' is a red hex. This must be a very large quilt! It is on the front cover of information for the Fall Quilt Market and is from the International Quilt Festival Collection (circa 1930).

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Posted 2009-08-30 4:34 PM (#32677 - in reply to #26166)
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WOWWWWW!!! That is stunning! (and I rarely use THAT word! LOL) Thanks, Annette!!

My goodness, that must have taken the lady MONTHS to make!! Those look like tiny little hexes.

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Posted 2009-08-30 5:05 PM (#32679 - in reply to #32677)
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gerda, you hit the nail on the head - only one word for that beauty!  STUNNING!!!  annette, thanks so much for sharing!  i am saving that pic for future inspiration!  never can have too many ideas!!  now if we could just stop time long enough to get them all done

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Posted 2009-08-30 8:07 PM (#32689 - in reply to #26166)
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Wow, stunning is correct. OMG, it wouls take forever!
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Posted 2009-08-31 8:49 AM (#32706 - in reply to #32689)
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So, you could do a small one....just an idea from 1930.

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Posted 2009-09-06 2:11 PM (#33020 - in reply to #32706)
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Oooh, here's a lovely colourwash style hexie quilt http://www.jeanneke.com/#home
It's a Dutch/English blog, so you can read along. Each paragraph in Dutch is followed by her english translation - really good!! Scroll about 1/4 of the way down for pics of the in-progress hexie quilt

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Posted 2009-09-06 2:18 PM (#33021 - in reply to #26166)
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I don't remember if I ever posted this one http://www.unitednotions.com/fp_prairie-flower-pincushion.pdf

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Posted 2009-09-07 12:26 AM (#33028 - in reply to #26166)
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Gerda... if you didn't post it ... someone else did... I went to save it to my hard drive... and it's already there. LOL I love that look. Thanks for all the links you send.....
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Posted 2009-09-07 1:05 AM (#33031 - in reply to #33028)
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You're welcome!

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Posted 2009-09-07 9:17 AM (#33032 - in reply to #26166)
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Thanks for the links Gerda.

WOW, Jeans hexagon quilt is GORGEOUS and I love those pictures of Hats on Vacation, the hats are cute too!

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Posted 2009-09-13 5:16 PM (#33258 - in reply to #33032)
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would y'all take a peek at this:  http://artworksandwaistcoats.co.uk:80/22328.html

the christmas one is gawjus! 

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Posted 2009-09-14 8:36 AM (#33270 - in reply to #26166)
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Ohhh, that is lovely!! Thanks for the link Cindy.
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Posted 2009-09-16 1:56 AM (#33339 - in reply to #33270)
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Thanks for the link Cindy - must get on with some of these hexes, will take them to France with me when I go on the 26th as I can get on with these whilst Geoff is fishing or watching golf/football.  Shamefully have to admit I haven't made a lot of these up yet.
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Posted 2009-09-16 9:17 AM (#33342 - in reply to #33339)
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you're not the only one, milica!  LOL  i haven't gotten too many done lately, altho i have got some circles cut ready for sewing

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Posted 2009-09-16 9:50 AM (#33348 - in reply to #26166)
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I'm back at a small project and it is speaking volumes to me. Have to have it done in Oct for a challenge. There's a chance I might get it done. I'm definitely going outside my box when it comes to finishing techniques.
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Posted 2009-12-04 7:21 PM (#36652 - in reply to #26166)
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the latest issue of McCall's Quilting Magazine is out and there is a really neat use of hexes in it

http://www.mccallsquilting.com/articles/Patriot_s_Home You make a strip set/strata and put your hex template centred on the seams! Very cool! (it's also their 100th issue)

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Posted 2009-12-11 7:40 AM (#36934 - in reply to #26166)
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going to try to show you a pic of grandma's flower garden i made for my mom for mother's day this year...
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Posted 2009-12-11 7:42 AM (#36935 - in reply to #26166)
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nope, attempt failed twice, i give up again...everyone always wants pictures but i've been trying unsuccessfully for months to show one...just don't get it i guess...sorry
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Posted 2009-12-11 9:10 AM (#36943 - in reply to #26166)
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(((hugs)))) Colleen. You can email it to me if you like, and I'll be happy to post it....and any other pics you have to post....
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Posted 2009-12-11 10:02 AM (#36946 - in reply to #36943)
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yeah!  any of us will be happy to help you post pics, colleen!  anytime you can email to cindy@thequiltandneedle.com
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Posted 2009-12-11 8:42 PM (#36977 - in reply to #26166)
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Some neat hexagon (and other) free patterns here http://www.kiwiquilts.co.nz/Free+Patterns.html

Got the link from Gumtreedesigners.blogspot.com - they are running a different idea/link/pattern every day this month (of course, I've probably already told you all that already! ) it doesn't hurt to repeat a good thing, though. :)

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Posted 2009-12-25 12:51 AM (#37711 - in reply to #36977)
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making some more of these over the holidays--got 4 done today--do love these 30s fabrics!
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Posted 2009-12-25 8:50 AM (#37716 - in reply to #37711)
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You'd think I was a kid with my early morning rise on Christmas morning. I don't recall if I ever shared this with you. Need to dig out my hexes and spell off some of my cross stitching with some of the new ideas recently posted.



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Posted 2009-12-25 11:49 AM (#37723 - in reply to #26166)
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Oh, my goodnes, AGnes, that is so cute!!! Was that your own idea?? What a wonderful little wallhanging! One of these days, I'll start prepping some hexes, once I decide on a project! Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 2009-12-25 12:35 PM (#37725 - in reply to #26166)
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The general shape was not my idea. I believe it was from one of the many links you posted. The execution became mine and I got rather carried away. Other than pillow casing by machine, the rest was all handwork including the roughly 300 individual snowflakes, stars and ornaments on the tree, all 5 or 6 legs with French knot centers. It was fun but very time consuming. I also blanket stitched around the edge. It was one of those projects that kept speaking to me until I finally told it to quit speaking.
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Posted 2009-12-25 12:49 PM (#37726 - in reply to #26166)
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Ah, so that's how it went! You have quite the brain, my dear! All that from a link!
Wow, all that was handwork? I thought it was all printed fabric! Good for you! Yes, then it would be very time consuming. It's very pretty. Thanks again for sharing and telling me about the process.

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Posted 2009-12-25 1:31 PM (#37727 - in reply to #37726)
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I don't know if the close ups help any. It would have shown that it was pieced if I had used various prints. As this was strictly from stash this was all I had.



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Posted 2009-12-25 1:47 PM (#37728 - in reply to #26166)
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Wonderful!! Thanks for the closeups. It's amazing what we can do with stash, isn't it? Even though one might not have quite the right stuff, we can always "fix" it so it looks great. I sometimes think we get too hung up on finding just the right fabrics, and not using our brains quite enough. It's like making things with our kids out of things around the house.

This must have a perfect spot to hang in, right? It needs it. I need to finish doing redwork on a little tree pattern from Gail Pan (Joy, HOpe, Peace) http://gailpandesigns.typepad.com/

She did it in an hour! I"ve spent over 2 hours already and am only half done! I'm thinking backstitch must go faster than outline or stem stitch. I might have to try that sometime, and see if it's any faster. It's just that I automatically do the outline/stem stitch when I pick up embroidery. Ah, well, no one says it HAS to be done fast LOL

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Posted 2009-12-25 3:25 PM (#37730 - in reply to #26166)
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Personally, I might get that done in an hour with pen stitching (He-he, trace the lines with red marker) but with no kind of stitching would I manage it.

I gave up long ago on the "perfect" fabric and like the items that aren't the perfect match much better than those that are perfect matches. Less than perfect has much more character in my opinion.
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Oh, I totally agree with you!! matching stuff is boring!!!

Oh, you're a hoot! Pen stitching, indeed!! But I like that idea!! I use a red Pigma pen for my redwork tracing anyway - aw, but I like the stitching part. Thanks for the laugh!

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Posted 2009-12-25 6:27 PM (#37738 - in reply to #26166)
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Don't laugh too hard. You never know what I might have done. I have pen blanket stitched on fusible web applique. How else would I even think of pen stitching? Enjoy the laugh. I enjoy stitching generally but when fusible web has sucked it down and it is hard as a rock and the project has to be done, never know what I might try.
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Well, you're right on the stiff fusible - only way to stitch then is with a machine. However, I don't like fusible web AT ALL, so I don't need to worry about that. I'll just take the time and do it MY WAY!! LOL

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You two crack me up.... pen stitching, indeed! (only wish I had thunk it up LOL) Agnes, your tree is wonderful! YOu always accomplish so much! I am in awe of you.... you are one of my heroes!

If you hadn't said anything, I would have thought you purposely chose those fabrics.... they look great together!

I do agree, it is easy to get caught up in the hunt for the right fabric, rather than how to use what we have, and get wonderful unexpected results!

One thing that bores me with many of the quilting magazines is the exclusive use of entire lines by designers.....

I rarely buy more than one fabric from a designer's collection if I am choosing. I do have some coordinates in my stash that are left over from projects, or that I purchased at different times, not really aware that they were part of a fabric group I already had some of..... (turns out I have about 5 pieces of a civil war group that is gray, purple and red... didn't realize I had many until I moved and sorted my stash!)
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Whilst I was away in France I took along a handful of the swapped 4" squares and to my surprise I made up 261 hexes (only about 1,500 more to go!) I need to get some pale plains for the centres and when they are all done will audition a layout.  A long term project I feel - lol

Pat - I've stitched all your squares that you sent and there are some beauties there - thank you!

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YAY milica!!  impressive amount of hexes!!       i reckon that's what can be accomplished when one cannot get on the puter   i am looking forward to pics!!  i've gotten a few more of my flowers completed, only a handful tho . . .

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I've been poking at mine this weekend while we're away from home but all I see in my mind's eye is the cross stitch that's at home. I will have to force myself to finish a baby quilt size top and then retire my hand piecing projects. I only started them for two reasons. The first was to prove I could do it and add that to my quilting repertoire. The second was that I had handwork for the evenings. Since resurrecting cross stitch I don't need more handwork so it has become a bit of an albatross.
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Posted 2010-01-17 2:23 AM (#38979 - in reply to #26166)
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Wow, Milica that is a great accomplishment. I have two more hexes to stitch into my project, and then its' ready for it's next step. I'll try to get pics tomorrow. I'm using my hexes as a frame, for an embroidered piece I did, while sitting with Mom all those evenings last year. Originally, the project was going to be for a silent auction, but I can't let go of it now..... nearly every stitch of the center was done sitting with mom.

Agnes. can you do a smaller project with what you already have stitched? pillow tops, tablerunner? coasters? then you don't have to have it hanging over your head.
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Denise---Not really, because I cut a lot of hexes so I don't want to waste them. Have you ever tried cutting a triangle or square from a 3" hex? There's really nothing but waste. I figure a baby quilt will clean up that project though I will still have to cut more green hexes for the design I've started. The hexes don't bother me as much as the five of the Seven Sisters blocks that I pieced before the hexes. Actually I may just have thought of a way to make use of them. Will see when I get home. The last of that I would scrap without looking back.
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Hello Agnes and All,

I'm new to Q&N and I have been reading the Hexagon Quilt-a-Long with great interest. Handpiecing hexagons is my favourite form of patchwork.

Agnes - www.Quiltsville.com have a wide range of free patterns for using up scraps, you certainly wouldn't believe looking at some of the quilts that they had been made using small pieces of fabric....

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Posted 2010-01-17 8:34 PM (#39053 - in reply to #26166)
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Dippy--I have to say I am a person who likes both control and order so the result that comes from pulling everything from a pile actually makes me sick and I can't work with it. I am doing a scrap project but it is highly planned and actually quite coordinated. That's the only way I can work. I have passed up many group projects where you all put in fabric and pull out equivalent numbers so you can have a really scrappy project. Of course, generally, then you also make the same design. I no longer attend a certain quilt show because that three or four times over is their main displays. The nice originals get shoved in the corner. I generally am no longer asked for the name of the pattern or book I've used for my quilts because the only place they exist is in my head. My quilting glory came in a provincial competition when I received 50 of 50 points for all aspects to do with color, design, fabric choices, etc in a quilt minimum 60 x 80 inches, hand quilted. My workmanship did not fare as well but I still was 3rd overall.
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Posted 2010-01-20 9:42 AM (#39182 - in reply to #26166)
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The best thing about this little project is that it is finished. I cut up a FQ for the centers and then didn't like it with the other fabrics so had to do something with the flowers I had already made.

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Hello Agnes, 

 I think your haxagon table runner is super The colour combinations are lovely.

I do understand what you mean about wanting your quilts and designs to be neat and co-ordinated. I am the same way, the only patchwork I have done with scraps have been well planned. I certainly could not cope with picking out random colours and materials.  I know many people can and make beautiful pieces from them - I take my hat off to them, there are some folk who really can make magic from muck, so to speak!, but not me, I did tried to make a crazy patchwork quilt once, it did not work... ( it sits lonely at the bottom of a basket ).

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Agnes, lovely (and yummy fabric!!)
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Posted 2010-02-02 8:51 AM (#39737 - in reply to #26166)
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I've been working on my hex's lately. In the evenings, after dinner and dishes, I relax in my rocking chair in front of the fire and do some piecing on them. Rachael has been helping me fold them the past few nights too I love that she enjoy's making these with me. Now to get her to start sewing them.
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Posted 2010-02-04 2:34 PM (#39833 - in reply to #39737)
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Here's a cute way to use hexies http://lh4.ggpht.com/_XyV2Dkso6dE/S2rEG47emiI/AAAAAAAACVg/7aSJPfeMr...

It's from this blog http://joypatch.blogspot.com/2010/02/finally-finished-my-rebel.html

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Posted 2010-02-11 8:49 PM (#40219 - in reply to #26248)
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Time for a progress report. I'm roughly half done the quilt this will become.



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Posted 2010-02-11 8:52 PM (#40220 - in reply to #26166)
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WOWWWWWWWW!!! Agnes, that is simply beautiful!!! Way to go!

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Posted 2010-02-12 12:40 AM (#40245 - in reply to #26166)
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Absolutely wow. That is just beautiful. Way to go.

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Posted 2010-02-12 6:39 AM (#40246 - in reply to #40245)
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oooohhhh!  agnes!!!  i just love it!!  your green batik is gawjus!  of course the flowers are gawjus too, but that green ahhhhhh

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Agnes,

 What a fantastic piece How big will it be when it is finished?   I'm with everyone else, the green is super, reminds of the colours you see in an English summer garden, lovely

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Finished size will be determined by how far I get before I run out of the green. Flower fabrics is no problem because that is coming from many one yard pieces. I also have off white hexagons cut, ready to go should I decide to ground it that way but I rather doubt I will go that way. It now measures approx 34" x 50 inches. I'm hoping that I have enough green to make it approx 60" long and then use it thrown over the sofa, ready for afternoon naps. In keeping with older methods of finishing I am planning to pillowcase turn and then tie it. Actually I plan to tack little ribbon bows down in the yellow and some of the green hexes and use a fluffy batting so it gives the vision of sinking down in the flower meadow. Idea just struck me that for that vision to be complete I need an outer space (border) of blues for the sky.
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Love the idea you have for finishing those hexs. Sue is right reminds me of an English garden.

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Posted 2010-02-17 6:51 PM (#40549 - in reply to #40319)
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Here's a cute idea from Yvonne (Sommekke) - Belgian/Dutch blog
http://sommeke.web-log.nl/ Almost a colour wheel kind of layout.

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Hello Agnes,

That sounds wonderful! I know I would enjoy wrapping myself up in it, it's going to be a good size and I love your idea of giving it depth with the batting and bows. I can't wait to see it when it is finished, you've inspired me to get back to mine. I've been having time off from quilting while I do an embroidery of an embellished Indian elepahant - it's been sitting in it's hoop for too long it deserves to be finishes.

Good luck with finding the blue you want

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Still only the first half of GFG but now with blue border. I like what that bit of blue does for it.



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Posted 2010-03-10 11:41 AM (#41452 - in reply to #41446)
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Hi Agnes,

Me too! What a lovely blue batik fabric you've found, it certainly brings out all shades of blue in the other pieces. How big is it going to be when it's finished and have you any plans for it?

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Posted 2010-03-10 12:31 PM (#41454 - in reply to #26166)
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Rather than make you go back. Here's what I wrote after I posted the last update.

Finished size will be determined by how far I get before I run out of the green. Flower fabrics is no problem because that is coming from many one yard pieces. I also have off white hexagons cut, ready to go should I decide to ground it that way but I rather doubt I will go that way. It now measures approx 34" x 50 inches. I'm hoping that I have enough green to make it approx 60" long and then use it thrown over the sofa, ready for afternoon naps. In keeping with older methods of finishing I am planning to pillowcase turn and then tie it. Actually I plan to tack little ribbon bows down in the yellow and some of the green hexes and use a fluffy batting so it gives the vision of sinking down in the flower meadow. Idea just struck me that for that vision to be complete I need an outer space (border) of blues for the sky.

Can you believe I didn't go looking for any fabric? I owned one of the printed batiks. The rest were "packing" in a parcel from a quilting fiend. Minimum size was 1 yard, a few were longer. I believe that little parcel added something like 15 yards to my stash. I am using these fabrics in this project and in my bright Phire's Radiance Round Robin. If I get back to that I want to jump in on the Round Robin thread.
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I finally started mine! I am using Jinny Beyer's hand piecing techniques with Stamps by Kate to mark the cutting and sewing lines.

I love it! Sooo fun!





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Posted 2010-03-19 6:45 AM (#41812 - in reply to #41804)
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so pretty!  happy you are getting some sewing in, jess! 

got to get back to mine too - at the rate i'm going, my hexes will never get done

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Looking good Jess!

I haven't been working a whole lot on mine either, just a little bit here and there.

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Jess--Great you got started. I am doing the marking manually before I hand piece. It is soooo relaxing. Tonight, tomorrow at the latest, I should finish another row of flowers on mine. What size are your hexes?
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Thanks ladies! I am having fun with them. We had a movie weekend around here, and I cut and made several more.

Agnes - my hexes are about 1-1/2" finished.

I am using fairy frost fabric for the centers, and fabrics from the 4" swap and the floral swap to do the petals. Sorry for the picture quality, I have been using my phone to take my pics lately.





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Love the hexs Jess. Don't you just love the fairy frost fabric. That was the fabric A in the Irish Dance Mystery, the soft sage shade.

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Jess--You've been busy. Nice to see the progress. Mine are 3" cuts. I got row 5 done and then did a design change on the edge so I unpicked that and am in the process of getting it redone. Then two more full and one half row to go for the throw.
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For those who are "stuck" with making more hexes, check out the right side bar of this blog for some ideas for just a few hex rounds
http://bluebirdquilts-lyn.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-pattern-launch-g... They are cute and good ideas.

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Posted 2010-05-02 11:53 PM (#43834 - in reply to #26166)
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Reading a few Dutch/Belgian blogs tonight - and came across this picture. What a different way to use hex flowers! Ingrid, who blogs as Supergoof, made this wallhanging http://supergoof.web-log.nl/photos/t_ooievaarshuis/100_2826.html

I thought you all might enjoy it.

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Here's a cute way to show off some hexagon flowers
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That does add colour and texture to the flower bed. Cute idea, thanks for finding it Gerda

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made me laugh! thanks Gerda (can you just imagine what the Arizona sun would do to those purdy flowers?)
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Posted 2010-05-17 10:39 AM (#44665 - in reply to #26166)
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Yep, they'd be faded in next to no time, unless you had a shady area that got no direct sun. Oh, well - hey, you could always make up a pot for inside! LOL

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so i somehow missed this totally, but i've been creating with my hex's one of my favorite past times. so,i'll try to show you what i did last...
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so, my download failed...guess i'll email the pic to someone who knows how this works better than me...
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here ya go, colleen!  puters can be such crazy creatures!!

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Colleen love the flowers with the hexs. The tumblers are adorable too.

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Colleen, those are both wonderful!! WTG
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Lovely flowers Colleen! Love your little guy too, he's neat.
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I have been stitching a few hexes whilst at stitch and *** during the week evenings - here are some pics of what I've been upto.

 





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oh milica!  your hex flowers are sooooo pretty!!  you just keep on stitchin' & *****in' and keep on working on those hexes!   
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Um, a FEW hex's? I don't say this much, but here it has to be said:

You GO GIRL!!

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Posted 2010-12-27 11:12 PM (#54583 - in reply to #26166)
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Here are my hexes... stitched around an embroidery piece I've done. I did most of the embroidery while sitting with my mom at night 2 years ago.....

trying to decide just how to finish them off... they don't play symetricaly.... so I"m trying to decide if i want to add more or not.....

I'd love to get this one off the "to do" list and on to the "Ta Da!!!" list.

I love looking back at everyone's progress...
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Dorian
Posted 2011-02-17 8:18 AM (#56698 - in reply to #26166)
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Pam, from pamkittymorning , is talking about a cool new way to do some hexagons!

She got the pattern/idea from here .

Pretty neat, huh?!





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debbieann
Posted 2011-02-17 10:18 AM (#56701 - in reply to #26166)
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That is so cool Dorian, thanks for showing it.

Hugs and stitches

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Gerda
Posted 2011-02-17 12:59 PM (#56710 - in reply to #26166)
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Hey, Dorian, that's how I did my last set of Christmas ornies for the swap last fall (which I hope to receive SOON!!!)
http://www.thequiltandneedle.com/forums/photos/show-album.asp?album...
Except I didn't have quite the instructions this gives (remember me posting this link? http://www.kiwiquilts.co.nz/Free+Patterns.html) ??
I think I will have to give this a try again sometime - larger ones, maybe, for a tote or runner???? SOMEDAY!!!!!

Gerda
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Dorian
Posted 2011-02-17 4:49 PM (#56717 - in reply to #26166)
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Those are darling ornaments Gerda! I hadn't seen them before...wasn't paying that close attention to the ornament swap
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scraphappydenise
Posted 2011-05-10 12:22 AM (#59781 - in reply to #26166)
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Here are pics of my progress on my hexie project. I took it with me to the beach last weekend.

 



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Posted 2011-05-10 2:33 PM (#59797 - in reply to #59781)
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Here are a couple of piccies of my hexes so far - I took them to France to do and progress so far is 285 flowers sewn and about 200 sewn together and another 190 flowers worth drawn ready to cut out.  This is a slow project as I only take it to stitch and *** and when we go to France.  Really pleased with the top so far.

 





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scraphappydenise
Posted 2011-05-10 3:41 PM (#59800 - in reply to #26166)
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Milica - it's so colorful and cheerful! That is lots of flowers!!!! Will it be king size?
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Gerda
Posted 2011-05-10 3:59 PM (#59807 - in reply to #26166)
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Beautiful, Denise and  Milica!!! I'd start, but I don't know what I want to make, so there they sit! LOL

Gerda



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Posted 2011-05-12 9:08 AM (#59842 - in reply to #59807)
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very pretty, denise!  i remember you said something about having the different seasons of that series of stitchery, will you be finishing those the same way as autumn?

WOW milica!!!  i did pull my hexes out and looked at them last night . . . even stitched a few up whilst i watched a couple of taped shows, but nothing compared to what you got done whilst in france 

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Posted 2011-05-12 10:52 PM (#59853 - in reply to #59842)
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Very nice ladies.  I admire anyone who can accomplish anything with hand sewing.  Beautiful, just beautiful!   Sandy
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scraphappydenise
Posted 2011-05-12 11:55 PM (#59857 - in reply to #26166)
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I'm thinking I'll finish each one of them a little different. The summer one is one I'm working on is probably destined to have mini log cabin blocks in the border.
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Posted 2011-05-13 8:18 AM (#59861 - in reply to #26166)
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That's really cute Denise!

WOW Milica, amazing! They are so lovely.

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Posted 2011-05-13 8:41 AM (#59865 - in reply to #26166)
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I enjoy seeing the progress on all your lovely hexes. I feel hexed out but hand sewing is alive and well at my house. Actually it is too well as oddly enough, from a method I swore I would never do, it has gone to my preferred way of piecing. So, Sandy, with time you may become accomplished as well.
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Posted 2011-05-13 2:02 PM (#59871 - in reply to #59865)
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Denise

I am planning on making it a King Size quilt so have a fair few more hexes to sew - lol

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scraphappydenise
Posted 2011-08-09 2:54 PM (#62605 - in reply to #26166)
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Here is my finished picture! It's been waiting for a trip through the laundry.....

All stitches by hand.....   Only took me 2 years...... but it's a finish!  Yeah!

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Posted 2011-08-09 11:52 PM (#62612 - in reply to #26166)
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Denise, that's lovely!

Milica, I just saw yours as well. It's really coming along.

Don't you just live switching it up to handwork now an again?
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