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    No Kay. I printed them from a site on the internet, Like I said, where were you last Nov!!! I'll have to do a bit more surfing next time I start a new project. You probably have just what I would be needing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaye wood
    Have you tried my Hexagon cutting and sewing techniques. They speed up the cutting and sewing process by eliminating all slow-downs, like seam ripping.
    The inside corners are always perfect because the seams are anchored (sewn all the way from one edge to the next). Forget the horror stories and the old fashioned techniques.
    FREE tip sheets are on www.kayewood.com
    Hi I am only getting to your message now as I was out of town all weekend and out of the office in outside meetings. I am only back in the office now and only a half hour of the work day to go.

    I ended up spending Friday night sitting at the dining room table, with a glass of wine and cut out hexagons from old file folders in need of recycling. But thank you so much for your suggestion!!! I will take a look further in to your website in the next day or so!

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripstitch
    Aggi,
    I have a GFG in progress and I'll continue mine right along with you and hopefully, motivate myself to keep it going. I'm going for a queen size.
    Ellena
    We CAN DO IT RIPSTITCH!!!!

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    hmm Kayewood.. I think I need to search your website further if you mentioned to some of the girls and I about free print offs.... hee hee oh well I got a PILE of hexagons cut now LOL.. ooh and I'm hand stitching them.. Yep I know .. I know ... I'm a NUT!

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    Okay
    so Friday night I washed all my fabrics.. well I still need to get a cream colour to put all the flowers together, but I figure I'm no where near ready for that one yet!!!

    I decided to post some photos of the fabrics I chose and the important tools I need while making this quilt!!!!!!!!!!

    as for the nun... Trevor decided to get silly and just throw that in there for a bit of fun!!! And I thought I was a nut!!!


    oooh and I almost got my first flower made!! I came home from spending a weekend around the Bay in Victoria (where Trevor is from) to spend time with the horses (I cleaned up ... but things away, then sat down and hand stitched a bit more... stay tuned for more photos)

    ... check out my girl Ginger!! Trevor's cousin has 9 horses, and he plans to get another 11 as he wants to set up a horse trail ride busines next summer. We told him we would come out every chance we could next summer and volunteer. I told him the only way I would help him is if I got to claim Ginger as my own horse to ride. oooh she is in foal too.. Baby will be born in March.. My girl is gonna be a Momma!!




    The important tools I mentioned above I need to get me through this!! ooh that red wine is called Jim Jim... It's a Shiraz and it is delicious!! ooh and don't forget the important chocolate!
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    My girl Ginger!!! My favourite horse!! I hope to get the saddle on her at the end of the month and go for a nice ride!
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    My colours... I plan to call this quilt "The Victorian Garden"
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    Yes, you are far smarter than I - I'm using 1" hexes, so I'll be doing this for a long time. Good looking horse. My mare that I used to own was great to ride while my gelding was a real bundle of joy - he was very skilled at throwing his riders when he wanted to so I was always on guard with him.

    Anyway, you can count on me to be here when you need a kick because I'll still be working away on mine, all by hand :D

    Happy stitching, Ellena

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    Aggie, you are too funny with your wine and chocolate! With my luck, I would have spilled the wine on the templates (or worse, the FABRICS) and gotten chocolate fingerprints all over everything!

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    Love your color choice. I was going to start a scrappy hexagon after the first of the year for my hand protect while watching TV with Paul. Now you have me rethinking that. I have been crocheting potholders since March. SD got me started on them.

    The handmade quilt you finished the first part of this year was beautiful. I hope I am remembering correctly. You did post a quilt done by hand right. Yes, I have been drinking wine. Celebrating that Ike is not coming to the Keys. I do hope Cuba is fairing well. Their mountains protect the Keys. So Cuba does do something for America besides give us aliens. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewsewquilter
    Love your color choice. I was going to start a scrappy hexagon after the first of the year for my hand protect while watching TV with Paul. Now you have me rethinking that. I have been crocheting potholders since March. SD got me started on them.

    The handmade quilt you finished the first part of this year was beautiful. I hope I am remembering correctly. You did post a quilt done by hand right. Yes, I have been drinking wine. Celebrating that Ike is not coming to the Keys. I do hope Cuba is fairing well. Their mountains protect the Keys. So Cuba does do something for America besides give us aliens. :-)
    Hi Sewnsewer... hmmm now you got me thinking what quilt I did by hand!! lol I tend to machine piece all my quilts or hand applique but this hexagon quilt is my first all hand stitched quilt. But thank you all the same for your compliment.. I just need to go back and find out which one you were talking about LOL!!!

    Sewnsewer, take a break from the crochet and start up a hand quilt project with us!!!

    Ripstitch is working on one too.. poor girl, I thought I was a sucker for punishment, she has smaller hexagons!!oooh but I bet it is going to be GORGEOUS!!

    Ripstitch........ what are you fabric colours!! post a photo.. ppppppleaseeee!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamatobugboo
    Aggie, you are too funny with your wine and chocolate! With my luck, I would have spilled the wine on the templates (or worse, the FABRICS) and gotten chocolate fingerprints all over everything!
    hee heee, I think I'll need more chocolate and wine before the end of this project.... Okay so I have been doing further thinking while working on my blocks. (btw.. almost have my first block done!!!) Once the quilt top is made, I plan to put a cream tone on tone around it and to be even MORE crazy.. I want to do some hand applique of more flowers to add to my Victorian Garden!!!!! I want to do something with vines around the quilt!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripstitch
    Yes, you are far smarter than I - I'm using 1" hexes, so I'll be doing this for a long time. Good looking horse. My mare that I used to own was great to ride while my gelding was a real bundle of joy - he was very skilled at throwing his riders when he wanted to so I was always on guard with him.

    Anyway, you can count on me to be here when you need a kick because I'll still be working away on mine, all by hand :D

    Happy stitching, Ellena
    We WILL get through this Ellena!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let me know if you need some of my emergency chocolate or wine stash!! I'll be more than happy to share!!!

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    Mine is all 30's repro's surrounded by white. I'll try to get everything together later and take pics. Thanks for the sympathetic ear. It really isn't too bad. I just changed the way I was doing it mid stream and once I get all the same papers in it, it will go a lot faster.

    A word of advice - pick your method and stick with it. My next EPP project will be done with freezer paper.

    Cheers all, till later, toodles, Ellena :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripstitch
    Mine is all 30's repro's surrounded by white. I'll try to get everything together later and take pics. Thanks for the sympathetic ear. It really isn't too bad. I just changed the way I was doing it mid stream and once I get all the same papers in it, it will go a lot faster.

    A word of advice - pick your method and stick with it. My next EPP project will be done with freezer paper.

    Cheers all, till later, toodles, Ellena :D :D :D
    ooh I bet those fabrics are looking nice with your blocks... I can't wait to see photos!!
    I have every intention to sticking to the same method!!

    Cheers!

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    [/quote] This would be very easy and cut down on time if I didn't have to draw so many hexagons.[/quote]


    OH SO TRUE. I thought about using the precut ones but I'm REALLY particular about the fabrics, so count me in as another glutton for punishment, drawing out each little hexagon and carefully cutting them old school (scissors LOL).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripstitch
    Yes, you are far smarter than I - I'm using 1" hexes, so I'll be doing this for a long time. Ellena
    wow-----ellena, i thought i had it rough....i'm using the 2.5 size and seeing hexagons everywhere! :lol: :lol:

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    This would be very easy and cut down on time if I didn't have to draw so many hexagons.[/quote]


    OH SO TRUE. I thought about using the precut ones but I'm REALLY particular about the fabrics, so count me in as another glutton for punishment, drawing out each little hexagon and carefully cutting them old school (scissors LOL).[/quote]

    I found sitting at the dining room table and watching a couple movies made the hexagon tracing and cutting go much faster... and as you can see from the photos I posted, the wine and chocolate helped too :)

    I too made mine 2 1/2". I think I'll be making 25 blocks in total. After I measured the fabric I chose, I realized that was all I could get out of it... so I will add a nice cream colour to go around the blocks as the pathway between the flowers then make a nice cream background wide border and do hand applique around it. I want the quilt to be big enough for my queen size bed, so I don't mind adding large borders... Especially if there will be applique all around it :)

    Welcome aboard Retrogirl!!!!

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    Something to think about when cutting is to stack multiple fabrics, trace around your template on the top one and cut all layers at once. Saves time that way and is no different than say a stack and wack or any method of cutting multiple fabrics at once.

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    Vicki,
    I tried doing that and normally do for pieces because it goes oh so much faster but it's just not quite right for the hexagons...when you move your acrylic around it they completely shift. if these are off, there's no using them unless I'm missing something. Plus, I have just so much fabric, like aggi, and i have them right next to one another. I figured I can get 8 2.5 pieces from each 8" square unless I only need 6 in which case I save the bit for another project..... :roll: frugal, I know. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by retrogirl02
    Vicki,
    I tried doing that and normally do for pieces because it goes oh so much faster but it's just not quite right for the hexagons...when you move your acrylic around it they completely shift. if these are off, there's no using them unless I'm missing something. Plus, I have just so much fabric, like aggi, and i have them right next to one another. I figured I can get 8 2.5 pieces from each 8" square unless I only need 6 in which case I save the bit for another project..... :roll: frugal, I know. LOL
    Including seam allowances, I can get 13 2 1/2" hexagons from a 43" wide fabric.

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    It would have been so much faster if it had worked for you. I'm sorry that it didn't :(

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    Yes, I see hexes here, there, and everywhere! The quilt will be awesome when its done though, so thats one consolation.

    Ellena

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    That is gorgeous!!! Another project for my list!!

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    WOW...can't wait to get movin...actually, boston1954 had a challenge suggestion on live chat last night...and I think i'm going for it. a completed project (top only in my case) for new years. anyone care to join in?

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    For those of you still working too hard with cutting hexagons, try this.

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