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Thread: hexagon quilt

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    I will fill in information when I'm sure picture is captured. I've been trying for an hour

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    So , here we go. This is INTUITION. It is my second quilt and my first handmade and hand quilted. It started out as almost a goof. Something to do with my hands while I watch tv. At first I thought how difficult could it be to sew six little hexagons together?.. Afterall, I've never taken a quilting class. Then all kinds of issues arose. Should the hexagons be alike within a flower? Intuiton said yes. How to sew it? Intuition said fuse to freezer paper the sew with tiny stitches. Then how to join them? Intuition said white on black print. After that the quilt took on a voice of its own and it got more difficult to hear. It took two years to decide how to quilt it and to work up the courage. The black and white is quilted with white thread and the 'flowers' are each quilted with a matching color.

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    That is so awesome. I absolutely love it!!!!!

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    Wow!! and what a really great voice it has!!! Very pretty!!

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    Wow :!:

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    Stunning ! I like the way the black and white works with all the wonderful colors.

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    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: Wow even!!!

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    That is wonderful!!!! I love it!!! :D :D :D
    I am glad someone elses quilts talk to them. I start out making a quilt for someone and then it ends up being for someone else...... :lol: :lol:

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    Excellent! You did a nice job of listening :) !

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    That is purely perfect, and it's in my sorta colours I LOVE brights at the moment as I am working with them too at the moment, you have done a beautiful job and how you fussy cut the patterns out makes it look extra special, like the harlequin affect - fantastic job :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    So beautiful! I haven't had the courage to try a hexagon yet - You make it look so effortless!

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    I am so glad you got new batteries in those hearing aides, because that quilt of yours was diffinitely speaking to you. Simply amazing! What is the finished size?

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    I love, Love, LOVE those fussy cuts! It's wonderful!

    The writing on your avatar is too tiny to read - what's it say?

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    a/It wasn't difficult. Just tedious.
    b/The avatar says: "Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little Flower." It was a tribute to Flower a meerkat on Meerkat Manor.
    c/ it's about 48" by 50". Each hexagon is 1.5 " at the parallel sides.
    Thank you all for the compliments.

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    That is ... WOW!

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    Wow :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    WOW.. that is just fabulous!

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    Wow those are tiny hexagons but the quilt is simply amazing. The craftman ship is out of this world.

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    the black and white really sets off those wonderful flowers!

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    Lovely :!: That took lots of work and time, and you did it your way. good job :D

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    Beautiful job.

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    That is absolutly awesome. You did a great job! You should be proud

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    houstonjudy: Love your quilt -- it's so beautiful I have to say I too mourn the death of Flower, Mozart, Carlos and so many of our dear meerkat friends. Such adorable creatures -- I have the series on TVO.

    Linda

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    I really like your quilt ! I like it that you chose a black background :lol: Black really makes the colors pop . Several years ago I made a crocheted Grandma's flowere garden quilt { hexagons } Several people eww black , I don't like black ! I thought it came out real pretty . Annie

    Congratulations on a beautiful quilt :!:

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    Outstanding creation with fussy cutting, color and overall composition.
    I did a mod hexagon years ago, and am still in the process of trying to do the hand quilting. WIP is about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way along, but my hands don't allow me to hand quilt for long. The easy part for me was everything except the hand quilting. Your design is marvelous. Thanks for sharing.

    Piecefully yours,
    Kay Susan

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