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Thread: english paper piecing hexagon hand project- 1st blocks

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    here's Friday's block- i almost completed a second one-but have 2 little pieces to add yet- did i tell you these are all 5 1/4" blocks?
    the individual pieces range from 3/4" to 2" (so far- i think there are some smaller ones coming up)
    I'm starting to play around with how i'm going to finish these- will probably share next week
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    Those blocks are wonderful, as is your stitching. These will make a wonderful quilt. Please let us see what you decide to make with them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MimiBug123 View Post
    Those blocks are wonderful, as is your stitching. These will make a wonderful quilt. Please let us see what you decide to make with them!
    I know...she decided to "gift" them to me to put together!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraew View Post
    I know...she decided to "gift" them to me to put together!
    do you have a plan? i think i have figured out the details on how i want to put them together- but since you've been following along since the beginning (and made this comment) thought maybe you have a (Vision) ? i'd like to hear your ideas


    oh- & i finished 2 more last night- so another picture will be showing up today
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    here's the 2 i finished last night watching the Tiger's game...
    hubby counted them last night- i have 47 done now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    thought maybe you have a (Vision) ? i'd like to hear your ideas
    Dear...I am one of the record holders for UFOs! I have vision(s), many in fact; but carrying them out is the challenge.

    I know that this project was a take off of "Dear Jane". So, I think these lovelies would look great on their own, in rows separated by a white (or a neutral of your choice) diamond or hexagon path so that each one can be seen.

    My first choice would be an over the top center medallion in colors to coordinate/compliment these and use these either around the medallion or in a border; again with white or a neutral background. The "Snape Hexagon Coverlet" is an example of a center medallion, but not enough over the top for your stunners. "Tumbling Snowflakes" illustrates a grand central design (more in line with "over the top").

    Setting each one of these into a larger diamond pattern would also be nice. Similar to "Quilted Diamonds".

    I would love to hear (read) what you are thinking also.
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    fraew, some great ideas- i've actually (practiced) my plan with one of the 2 blocks i remade (they started out the incorrect size) and *think* i'm going to make this my hand project-
    i have sorted my blocks into 2 different catagories- one with dark (black & whites) and one with light (black & whites)
    i cut batting pieces into 1/2" larger all the way around; then either a solid black (or the light ones) or a white on white for the dark ones piece of fabric 1" larger- for the backing-
    layer- backing, batting, top; fold the backing over the excess batting (filling the binding) and folding again to just go over the edges of the top- stitch down- mitering the corners- then hand quilt...then when i have them all finished quilted & bound i will put them together same piecing technique as constructing them in the first place- alternating the black & whites on the back- (also when i have them all quilted/bound, i will decide if its *enough* of if i need to add additional blocks to the mix- i've considered triangles on the edges- making them all stars...only time will really tell...
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    Show us some pica please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    ...only time will really tell...
    I will be here watching and chearing you on. Have a great Sunday!
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    here's a pic of the one block i've (quilted/bound) so my *tentative plan* the difference would be though- had i thought it through before doing this block- this one would have a white back instead of black (because the b&w's are dark in the block) i will use solid black on the ones that have more white than black-
    anyhow- here's how my practic block looks to give you an idea of what i am (pondering)
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