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Gerda
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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Quilt Mama
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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Gerda
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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Quilt Mama
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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Gerda
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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Quilt Mama
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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Gerda
Posted 2009-12-25 4:17 PM (#37732 - in reply to #26166)
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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!

Gerda
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Quilt Mama
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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Gerda
Posted 2009-12-25 6:38 PM (#37740 - in reply to #26166)
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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

Gerda
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scraphappydenise
Posted 2009-12-25 10:48 PM (#37748 - in reply to #26166)
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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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logcabin1961
Posted 2010-01-16 5:35 AM (#38953 - in reply to #37748)
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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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misisipimenace
Posted 2010-01-16 10:28 AM (#38963 - in reply to #38953)
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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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Quilt Mama
Posted 2010-01-16 12:22 PM (#38966 - in reply to #26166)
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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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scraphappydenise
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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Quilt Mama
Posted 2010-01-17 10:48 AM (#39010 - in reply to #26166)
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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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