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Thread: So I have a design challenge for you, anyone up for it?

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    Senior Member LoriJ's Avatar
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    I would like to do a couch/twin size throw using hand pieced hexagons. It gives me something to do in the evenings when DH wants to watch a movie. I have to do something with my hands, otherwise I end up snacking way too much! I was going to do "grandmother's flower garden" but DH does not like the pattern. LOL I tried looking for mosaic type designs, but am coming up empty. Anyone out there have ideas on a different design where I could still use the hexagons? I'm open to anything at the moment!
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    Here's a pretty cool looking one:

    http://www.historyofquilts.com/hexagon_quilt.html

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    I'm partial to this one but that may because my husband keeps bees

    http://www.vqf.org/images/2009winner...ard%20copy.jpg

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    oohh, these are great! I knew I could count on you'all. Keep em coming!

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    Okay....I worked these up on EQ and I don't have the blocks program so I had to improvise, please ignore the lines inside each block. These are more male colors as you said it was for your DH

    Your hexagons are shaped a little different I think, but the design would still work out very similat to these

    The first 2 and the last one have some subtle differences in the designs
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    Hey thanks Amma! Those are great!. It's not technically for my DH, just for our couch in the family room.... but I don't want something in there they he will hate! LOL. I really like moroccan mosaics, but I don't think they lend themselves to hexagons very well. :cry:

    BTW, we used to live in Olympia many years ago up by OHS and my kids went to Pioneer Elementary. We loved it there, just couldn't find good paying jobs, so off we went to North Carolina. :lol:

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    I have one more idea that I am working on too :wink:

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    I'm doing one, it will take me a few years.....

    It's going to go through all the colours, I bought batik rolls that have every single colour in them.






    It's a bit wrinkled, it's been put away for a few weeks. But you get the idea. :-)
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    Amma in EQ go to Quilts-One patch quilts- the hex design is there.

    here is one I designed playing around:



    I think I'd put the hex design on solid quilt blocks.
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    I like my way of posting pics better. :D

    [IMG]http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z...WhiteBlue1.jpg[/IMG]

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    here are a couple that are more of a mosaic style
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    You can design your own pattern with hexagon grids. Either print it out like graph paper and color it, or save it to your hard drive and color it with your paint program. http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/tess/bighex.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Amma in EQ go to Quilts-One patch quilts- the hex design is there.

    here is one I designed playing around:
    Thank you....I did not know what that one was LOL it was unreadable until I clicked on it :roll: :roll: :lol:

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    OMG Blue, your hexquilt is gorgeous! At least what you have done so far. I can't wait for the finished product. WOW

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    OMG Blue, your hexquilt is gorgeous! At least what you have done so far. I can't wait for the finished product. WOW
    Thank you! :-)

    It's kind of like a colour-wash quilt I guess. I'm loving how it's turning out too. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearpaw
    Here's a pretty cool looking one:

    http://www.historyofquilts.com/hexagon_quilt.html
    I love this one!!! It reminds me of a OBW! I want to try a OBW but dont know if I am brave enough to try an had pieced hexagon.

    Kyia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyiav10
    Quote Originally Posted by bearpaw
    Here's a pretty cool looking one:

    http://www.historyofquilts.com/hexagon_quilt.html
    I love this one!!! It reminds me of a OBW! I want to try a OBW but dont know if I am brave enough to try an had pieced hexagon.

    Kyia
    Wow!! That's exactly the look I'm after... but with solid colours instead of prints. That's a stunning quilt!

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    Cool Amma, I like them! That was something like I was thinking. Thanks!
    Blue Chicken, yours is looking great. I love the color wash.
    Bella, yours is very modern looking... I like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyiav10
    Quote Originally Posted by bearpaw
    Here's a pretty cool looking one:

    http://www.historyofquilts.com/hexagon_quilt.html
    I love this one!!! It reminds me of a OBW! I want to try a OBW but dont know if I am brave enough to try an had pieced hexagon.

    Kyia
    What is OBW? Curious minds want to know.... :?:

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    OBW = one block wonder

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    Amma, those are beautiful. When I finish my Grandmothers Flower Garden I want to use one of those patterns. Please tell me you don't mind.

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    Anything that I post is completely up for grabs!!!! :D :D :D

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    I CAN ONLY DREAM OF MAKING SUCH AN AWESOME QUILT!
    I am drawn to the floral, hand painted, water color look, and
    hope that I can achieve this level of quilting in my lifetime.
    Tell me that it is easier than it looks!

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