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Old 03-12-2009, 05:20 PM
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Hi I'm new to this board my name is Cheryl and I have a question I hope someone can help me with. Is there a way to make easter eggs out of the hexigon english paper piecing I have seen it done to make balls but I would like to make some eggs. Any help will be greatly appreciated. :)

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Old 03-12-2009, 05:23 PM
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What a cool idea. I don't know how to do it, but I sure hope someone has an idea how to do it. Oh, and welcome Cheryl from SW Iowa.
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:30 PM
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I don't know the answer to your question either. :?
But, Welcome to the board from St. Louis, MO. :lol:
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:45 PM
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Thanks for the welcome ladies. :) I'm from NJ
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:17 AM
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Welcome from NE CA. Glad you joined us. Unfortunately can't help you with your request. I'm sure someone can though.
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:59 AM
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I have googled and googled.. you too maybe..

only came up with this that may be adapted..
http://www.make-stuff.com/projects/quiltball.html
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:07 AM
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Hi and Welcome from Northern Indiana ! I can't help you with your question, but I am sure if it can be done someone here will be able to help you :lol:
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:32 AM
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Hello Cheryl. I don't think it can be done with hexagons, but possibly with irregular ellipses. A sphere is made with 12 regular ellipses. For an ovoid (egg shape) the ellipse would have to be longer and narrower on one side to make the narrower end of the egg. You could probably design your own templates. See if these websites help clarify what I mean.
http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/solid/other.htm#sphere
http://www.nmm.ac.uk/make-your-own/globe
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Hi and welcome from Mass. Sorry I can't help you but it sounds like a great idea.
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:27 PM
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Thanks for all the help ladies. Now I have another question for you :)

I have made flowers with the hexizons and I want to do applique with them not make a quilt. How will I do that? I know someone can help me here. Thanks so much for the help in advance. Hope you all have a wounderful weekend.

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