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Thread: Day one and day 10 206 pieces later

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    Good job! It will be beautiful when it is finished. I am cutting 2,020 pieces for a hand-pieced quilt, so you go girl!

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    Keep at it! It's so rewarding to see something take shape that you've done all on your own. I recently started a 60 degree diamond star quilt, too.Each side of my diamonds are 1.5 inches. I'm using diamonds to separate, though. I started mine as a travel quilt- something I could do in the car. My parents and in-laws both live about 4 hours away, so a weekend visit allows me about 8 hours of stitiching time. I've also found that I enjoy stitching while watching tv with DH after the DDs are in bed. Very little on tv requires your full attention. I figure each star takes about 1 hour- start to finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebPoole View Post
    I am going to call you WONDER WOMAN! I'm working on a hand pieced hexie right now and I have been cussing myself for starting this project. ( I like it and I'm using scraps but it's going to take years to finish). BUT you the WONDER WOMAN, are hand piecing stars and hexies and you are connecting all those "Y" seams! Your quilt will be AMAZING! By the way, my birthday is April 1. Do,you think you will have it done by then? Lol
    First you call me wonder woman, then ask for a birthday present! I think that is shock and aw..lol awwwmazing you would ask! Thank you for the compliments! :0) don't expect mail. Lol
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    Oh my gosh!! I have never seen one like this!! I know exactly how you are feeling!! I love the pattern and you are doing wonderful with it!! Keep going by all means!!! Son't give up! It is going to be gorgeous!!
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    It's gorgeous!!! Keep going, you will be so glad you did in the end
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris P View Post
    I figure each star takes about 1 hour- start to finish.
    I was able to get 6 stars done yesterday. I have not timed myself. They were all precut a few days ago and matched ( fussy cut or pattern to plain fabric). Will have to time myself. That will help estimating this project! Thanks!
    Sometimes you just have to sit in a chair and jog in order to get anywhere.
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    So lovely...love your fabric and love, love, love the pattern.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    You can do it! You have done beautifully so far and you will continue until you get it to the size you want. Go! Go! Go!
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    Wow!! That's a huge under taking. It will be beautiful. Keep us posted.

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    I'm doing a flower garden and have decided that the easiest way for me to get the pieces ready to assemble is to heavily starch with liquid starch the fabric, i press it and then cut. When I finger press over the paper or quilt pati everything looks so nice, stays so nice while i'm piecing. You are doing a wonderful job, and a thought for using the leftover path hexes. I assume I will have some since I just keep making pieces when I'm in that mood, then I assemble when I move onto another mood.
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    I think you did a great job! What a great way to use scraps!

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    It's so beautiful. Keep going, you'll get there! You can't stop now!
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    Looking good there just keep at it. Enjoy the time piecing I have projects like that I take every where with me and eventually they get done.

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    have you tried english paper pieceing?... i'm working on GFG...but after seeing your quilt, i think that my next one will be stars and hexys....love your work...keep it up...beautiful work....

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    this is great! it also looks like a project I would do.
    I have a Grandmothers Garden going, done by hand. The top needs to be squared off and I am done.

    I bet there are enough scraps to start one of these too.
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    I think what you have done by day 10 is beautiful. KEEP GOING.

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    I'm impressed!!! I've never had the courage to paper-piece and I congratulate you on doing a GREAT job!! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

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    its going to be beautiful !!!
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    Are you making this lovely quilt for yourself? I have only made quilts with other people in mind so far. If the one you are working on was mine it would be for myself or hand delivered. No way would I trust that much work to the package delivery services. Keep going. You are making something special. Enjoy the process. Don't worry about the end date.

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    All sides to the diamonds are 1". Oh you have my admiration for even trying this. It looks great so far
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    WOW !!! Paper pieced? Please keep us updated.


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    Great colors and use of scraps. The side stars and hexagons get cut in half and then you can add borders...when you get to the size you want. Wonderful idea.......another quilt in my head???? Thanks to you for posting
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    just beautiful. Will be fabulous when its done. Keep going

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    Oh it's beautiful-your off to a great start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    Hand sewn, right? It's beautiful and doesn't look wonky. I've never dared tackle this type of project. My daughter is sewing hexagons by hand and is enjoying it. I hope you keep at it until you finish. I also like how you showed your day one/day ten progress. I'll watch for your day 20!
    SheriR, you can do this!!!!! It's easy if you mark your seam allowances using a Quilter's Quarter or similar. I have one of these with bigger diamonds in the works and it's easy but time-consuming.
    Mistakes are just opportunities to invent a new quilting technique!

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