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Thread: Hexagon begun

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    Now that the Victory quilt is done, it's time to start the project requested by my principal. If you remember I told you she asked me to make this for her mom. Originally her mom was going to make this as a one year anniversary gift for her, but it never got any further than cutting out the hundreds of hexagons. That was in the 70's! (and it looks like it too - yes?)

    Any way, I need some advice: I have a few sewn together, but I'm not sure how to connect them. I laid some of the other colors not top. Any ideas??

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    Wow, so many views, and no opinions? I know, I don't like it much either... This would never be my choice of fabrics, just trying to make an older lady happy with something she had begun more than 20 years ago. No ideas?

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    I like the second choice better.

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    The green is overpowering so I think you should tone it down with softer colors in the middle. Maybe a yellow or even an off-white. Just my HO

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    You could put diamond shaped pieces in between the groups, maybe a solid light green....or a pretty blue, like you're looking at them against the sky...

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    Should I add other color flowers?
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    I like the idea of using a softer color for the in between 3 piece. It would give the eye some rest. I love the colors for the flowers.

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    On photo 2 - where the red is... that will be the background and I would have the same colour right throughout... a rich cream for instance... !!!

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    i agree that a cream would look better than the other colors shown.

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    What about a white in between and the green as little borders, like the cover of this book (explains it better):

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Grandmothers...915002&sr=1-12

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    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Grandmas-Qui...7915127&sr=1-6

    I agree the green as is is too aggressive.

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    I think (if it were me) I would applique the hexigons onto a white or off white square and then sew them together. I think there is enough color. Just my opinion.

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    Thanks everyone. I was trying to avoid adding anything because these were her hexagons and she chose the colors. I totally agree it is too much color, but I guess in the '70's everything was brightly colored. Hmmmm... I'll have to think of it some more.

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    all the different colors work for me except the light green fillers.

    all the bright colors make it casual and whimsical. very vintage. like something you'd find on Granny's bed.

    make the old lady happy. you'll be glad you did. ;-)

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    I think I would like it if these blocks were surrounded with a soft color such as cream as suggested earlier.

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    I think you can make it really pretty with the right shade of color and make it a solid. play with it even put it up on design wall. It will come to you

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    OK, I'm going to start this one over... check out my new idea

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    I think the picture where you ask about adding other color flowers looks great. I like having the lighter green as well as the brown for the fillers. I think you'll end up with a bold quilt, to be sure, but I admire you for using all her original fabrics. I'd definitely play with it on the design wall (or floor).

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    Well IMO I think it would make a nicer looking quilt with a cream color or using the same color (meaning one color) for a boarder around each flower. It's the same pattern as Grandmothers Garden. A Great Depression quilt pattern of the 1930's. Hexagon quilts are so time consuming that you really want to love the quilt when done so maybe you should ask the principal what she thinks about it...when seeing the pieces lied out.

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