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Thread: Tip toe through Hexagons Cutie Style, layout etc.........

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    Power Poster cutebuns's Avatar
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    Here we are on a Monday morning yet again, Stat holiday for many, including here in Alberta, so s the fire warms up my sewing room, we will start with basics, I am going to ask you to sort your blocks out according to color, and it sounds simple enough I am going to sort mine into 7 piles, one for the ones that look purple, one for ones that look all green, one for half and half, and then one pile that has more purple than green and a pile with more green than purple, and a purplish pile that is light as my background is a light and a greenish that is light,

    While we are doing that we need to decide on how are edges are going to be, a straight edge or are we keeping the unique edge or edge?

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    I am still sewing hexagons, but i vote for a straight edge border, with a few that lap over in the border.

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    I am still sewing too (and will be for a few more days!) I would also like to do the straight edge - but will follow your instructions on whatever is done!!

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    I guess I am a fabric pincher. I have a silly question. When doing a straight edge do you use the half you cut off on the other side?

    Like I said, I want to use the most fabric I can with little scrap.

    Sheila

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    if you straighten on edge you just don't put in the pinned side but you can move it and still use it, the other side if you cut it straight, there isn't much there to use, it is only a small piece that you cut off,

    I hope to show all of the ways to finish off the edge.

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    Okay waiting with baited breath for the pics and instructions, but take you time getting warmed up. I know how that goes in the mornings, LOL!

    Sheila

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    Oh i can't wait to see. i'm following this with great interest.

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    I am still working on the sewing too :wink: but I will we watching and listening :D:D:D

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    And here I thought that everyone was ready! I am almost ready to take some pictures, thanks for havin patience with me,

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    While sorting your blocks, think of what you want in the center and your edges, it will change with how many colors that you have. when laying them out you will want to go from one color to the next with all the blenders inbetween.

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    I have not been able to post picutures until i get a new camera but mine has a light pink background and then the main colors are lime green, hot pink, purple and teal blue. thinking of sorting into main color of each block and then do a sublte stripeing effect? What do you think?

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    some times a more circular thing works better, it depends if your colors are mixed in your blocks, that is saying if your lime green ones have all the other colors in them and the hot pink ones etc all have a variety of colors. you can arrange them so that they blend with each color.

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    right the blocks that are mainly lime green may have some little of each of the other colors or may only have one of the other colors. wish I could get pics, but i think it will work. Will just have to play with it.

    Sheila

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    I cant wait to see your pics Cutebuns :D

    this is the hardest part of quilting for me.

    my pics to follow

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    I am working on them, my sister just called me on skype,

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    So I sat there and divided my piles out, not totally happy with them but I also know that the way they look will change when they are beside other blocks, so I won't take that long agonizing over it all,
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    Then I toss them out on the table, making a few adjustments on the way, now looking at it I can see several more changes,
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    Now when taking pictures, it is best to try and get straight on shots, if it is on a table that can be hard, but it will show better where you need to change things, when you are about happy with it, I would print out a picture and stand back and take a look, it will help show blocks that really stand out and which ones don't, you want to sort of blend from one color to another gradually, you don't want any glaring changes unless that is what you are looking for,

    Now you can have it laid out either way, usually what is showing at the top and bottom most people put to the sides, but it is a personal prefference, it depends on how much time I have to do the top if I will cut off what is on my sides or not or leave them pointy, the other side of the super 60, it has the 120 degrees that you need for the cuts to fill them in,

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    Ok, here's my first layout of the bad cut of layers. Since this is my learning one, I'm going with it instead of trashing it all. I have two sets of solids, a set with the purple of the strip and a set with the blue. You'll see the blue doesn't show up as much. The blocks on the very edges will be divided to fill in glaring gaps on the edges. I'm not ever in my right mind but today is even worse. I have this on the living room floor because there was no where else to lay it out.

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    I really like it Sharon, I think with some moving around of the blocks and you have one that you can be proud of.

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    So I moved them around and took another picture, the picture shows me more where I need to move blocks, I am not done yet, it may take a bit as some times you have to walk away for a bit unless you have help, I know that those that have a bubble jet will be thinking ink ink ink, the pepper one I did I have about 6 different pictures printed before we got it to where we were happy with it, I have a lazerjet and print to my hearts content, I didn't print yet as just looking at the screen I can see what I need to move, but it is also hard to take your screen to where you have it laid out.
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    Cutebuns I really like your blocks - can't wait to see your final layout. mimisharon I love yours as well. I really like the purple/blue triangles that you have added.

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    it is definitely a work in progress, here is the next shot, still not happy with it has a whole but it is starting to look better each time,
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    This is the final picture, I move one block but I am pretty happy with what I am seeing, I could really spend hours and hours and or day and days with it, some will be harder to get the layout that you are looking for and can be happy with.
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    I will be sewing my strips on the diagonal, I will be filling in the spaces instead of cutting them off, and since I still don't want any Y seams, so instead of up and down or side to side, I will be working on the diagonal, it will look the same when I am done especially since I will be pressing my seams open still.

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