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Thread: Huh! Look what I found in my stash!

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    Back in the early 80s I dabbled with making a quilt top out of hexes. I had so much trouble with machine sewing all the pieces together that I put it away. Of course now I find out why. The finished pieces all have 1/8" seams.

    Anyway, here's what they look like...
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    LOL I too wish that I knew then, what I know now :wink: :D:D:D

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    LOL, it's funny what we live and learn. One lady in the guild that my sisters are in made her first quilt ever---Flower Garden using 2 1/2" hexes, king size, machine sewn, out of polyester double knit!!! I'm surprized she ever made anything else!

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    Oh, make a doll quillt, or mini wallhanging out of these, and keep them as a nostalgic reminder of When. I think they would be adorable.

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    Awww that is so cute!! For the sake of nostalgia I hope you do something with it. Thanks for sharing :D

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    My MIL died 4yrs ago and whilst clearing her flat we found a hexagon quilt top she had made from my SIL dresses etc. No one knew she had ever made it! I rescued it completed it and gave it to my SIL! Rather than quilt it I tied it with old buttons from MIL hoard. It now has pride of place in her spare bedroom on the bed with her childhood teddies!!(She is 60yrs old!!)

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    Interesting what we find going through older parts of stash! I have a few of those - what did I know about quilting then? - items. Are you going to finish as a miniature?

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    Funny, but just this past weekend I ran across some flower garden blocks that I started (probably in the early 80's) and abandoned. I put them right back, but they might see the light of day after all. You've given me some good ideas. I like the suggestion of a 'mini' cuz I don't want to sew any more of those hand-cut hexes together again. Had never heard of a rotary cutter then so some of them might have been a little wonky. LOL.

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    Well, I will definitely figure something out as I don't want the rest of the hex pieces to go to waste. A mini sounds like the ticket. I must finish the crochet valance I'm working on before I move on to another project.

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