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    Looks like a whole lot of "Y" seams done very nicely. You have agreat sense of color.

    tim in san jose

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter
    Looks like a whole lot of "Y" seams done very nicely. You have agreat sense of color.

    tim in san jose
    Tim, the way I do it, and I think dunster uses the same method, you have no Y seams. You join the hexagons in half blocks then join them in rows, so you have only straight seams. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter
    Looks like a whole lot of "Y" seams done very nicely. You have agreat sense of color.

    tim in san jose
    Tim, the way I do it, and I think dunster uses the same method, you have no Y seams. You join the hexagons in half blocks then join them in rows, so you have only straight seams. :D

    K x
    That's how I would have done it, but I thought I was just being a cheater. *L*
    Lots of planning ot get all the hexagons lined up that way. In either case, well done.

    tim in san jose

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    Tim - you pin the halves together then when you're happy with the layout, you take them down a row at a time with a pin in the top so you keep it the right way up - easy peasy!

    K x

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    Just wanted to add that I am no way belittling dunster's wonderful work! The skill in piecing and assembling and the artistic and design ability in achieving a balanced layout are wonderful! I only meant to encourage others to give this technique a try - it's my latest 'craze'! :D

    No offence meant to you AT ALL dunster! :D

    K x




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    beautiful quilt :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Just wanted to add that I am no way belittling dunster's wonderful work! The skill in piecing and assembling and the artistic and design ability in achieving a balanced layout are wonderful! I only meant to encourage others to give this technique a try - it's my latest 'craze'! :D

    No offence meant to you AT ALL dunster! :D

    K x


    K, I take no offense whatsoever. I was amazed, the first time I tried this technique, at how simple and HOW MUCH FUN it was. No y-seams, and if your corners don't match perfectly the effect isn't lost because the pattern is so busy you don't easily see the mistakes. The hard part is finding some fabric that you think will work. I've started putting another one together but am unhappy with the way it's looking.

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    Thanks dunster - I thought you'd understand what i was trying to say but just wanted to be absolutely clear! Can you post pics of your next one? Or are you so unhappy with it you want to hide it away?! LOL

    K x

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    Dunster:
    Very lovely quilt. Love the colors.
    I have been wanting to try this technique for a long time. My SIL brought me back a book on the Stack-n-Wack method. I was so intmidated. But you and K have given me some encouragement. I will have to bite the bullet and try it.
    Let us know how you did in your show and tell at the quilt guild. I bet they loved it

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Thanks dunster - I thought you'd understand what i was trying to say but just wanted to be absolutely clear! Can you post pics of your next one? Or are you so unhappy with it you want to hide it away?! LOL

    K x
    I will surely post something when I'm done with it, if not before (to get ideas on what to do). The main problem, which I didn't see when I first looked at the fabric, is that the background color is very drab. I'm thinking about doing applique on the top after it's pieced, and maybe not using the hexagons with the rest of the fabric but doing something that will mix this fabric up with others. I need to let the thoughts gel for a while before proceeding, but I will finish it somehow. For applique I might use a Japanese theme, such as pagodas, geisha, fans, etc. or a garden theme such as trellis, flowers... It could be silhouette or color...

    Here's the fabric and the current state of the design wall (keep in mind the hexagons are only half-hexagons at this stage, and taped together then stuck on the wall so it looks a mess). If anyone has any other ideas I'd love to hear them.

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    Dunster,

    I don't see the background as drab, more subtle! :D

    Here's what i would try - you have a very purple hex top left - put it in the middle, then all the other purple ones around it then radiating out into the drabber, sorry, SUBTLER blocks! Then maybe an inner border (maybe one of those skinny ones she talks about in the book) then an outer border with your oriental appliqué idea, again picking up on the purple; BTW I think I've got some of that fabric - a left over from my Mum's neighbour, but only a fat or so! :D

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    Beautiful!! Love the fabric. Wow!!!

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    I don't see drab at all! I love the contrast with the purple and would love to play with your hexagons! :mrgreen:

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    I'm with Billswife. I don't think it's drab, I think it is beautifully subtle, and the purple makes it pop!

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    After a while I too ceased to see the fabric as drab. I finished the additional blocks, arranged it, and have started quilting it - more pics when it's done. I guess it just takes some time to get used to a different color combination. Thanks for telling me the fabric was okay.

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    That turned out great,...and if they are not your colors, they sure agree with you. I like that you can see each individual one, very well.
    I have the pattern, just have to learn, what kind of fabric print to work with...when I get time, lol! :D

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    Wow is that pretty.

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    Sweet!!

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    I was amazed when you said the first quilt had 12" repeats! It worked beautifully, and it encourages me to look at fabrics in a new way. I thought I needed to look for more inches in the repeats to make enough blocks for a quilt. I have the book, so I need to read it again!

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    Beautiful! I've never seen this pattern before, it looks great!

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    Beautiful---your fabric choice is fabulous!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS
    I was amazed when you said the first quilt had 12" repeats! It worked beautifully, and it encourages me to look at fabrics in a new way. I thought I needed to look for more inches in the repeats to make enough blocks for a quilt. I have the book, so I need to read it again!
    Joanne - I just did a mini one with fabric that had 6" repeats. The book says as well that if you want to go bigger, you can cut 2 repeats fro each strip - then some of your hexs will start repeating so you can turn the triangles around to change the effect. Clear as mud? Heck, you've got the book, she puts it more clearly. :? :lol:

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    I understood, K3N! Surprises me, but I got it! You can twist them around, and around to get 3 looks from each cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS
    I understood, K3N! Surprises me, but I got it! You can twist them around, and around to get 3 looks from each cut.
    Yeah, I do it now just to see which I like best - it's AMAZING how different the three look sometimes! Such fun too, I LOVE it! :D

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    I spend way too much time spinning them around to decide which way to sew them. :roll:

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