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Thread: Hexagon Quilt

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    Senior Member sew_lulu's Avatar
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    Attached are the pictures of my Hexagon quilt. I love these fabric. I came upon a problem when putting the hexagon together. My cream /off-white fabric is too THIN. I decided that since I've already put this much time into this, I might as well make it perfect. I ripped it apart, found myself a better quality cream/off white fabric. Now, I'm back to the drawback board.

    Here's what it looks like before I rip it away.
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    Where's the pic? :lol:

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    Sorry, it's there now.

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    Oh, I like it very much. I am really into hex's right now, sense I am also doing a hex qult. Grandmothers Flower Garden. I think "unsewing" those hex's is more work than the sewing! Good luck on this beautiful quilt!

    Phyllis

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    It is so pretty, too bad you have to rip them out, but I have done that several times when I was not happy with the look. Hopefully it will go back in faster.

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    Beautiful! I love those fabrics, too.

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    Thank you!!! I love working on it. It's just harder with a toddler around. I hope to finish before he goes off to college. Hopefully not that long. Okay, maybe before he start kindergarden.

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    for you hexigons are you using the thick plastic inserts that you wrap fabric around then use a long running stitch to keep the shape and sew together? The thick plastic inserts then pop out.
    That is what I used in my icon piece. Your fabric choices are great! This is such a fun quilt top to do. I have so much trouble finishing the thing. It is still a WIP .. I need to add filler and backing then binding.. What are you doing about the edges?

    Love your piece of work !

    Chairjogger

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    I'm actually using paper piecing. It is very easy to work with. As for the edges, I'll let you know when I get there. I haven't thought about it.

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    Its gonna be beautiful when done. Please show us when finished

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    FABULOUS!!!

    This hex quilt in the diamonds is on my list of "TO DO"--have already done the reg flowers in GFG so the hex is next.(Ohhhh, I can almost rhyme! :mrgreen: )

    Riley

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    that hexigon quilt as an icon is beautiful. where did you get the pattern?

    Chairjogger

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    that hexigon quilt as an icon is beautiful. where did you get the pattern?

    Chairjogger

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    Chairjogger, are you talking about my avatar? (I was talking above about already doing a reg GFG)

    I found it in a very old magazine. I enlarged it & counted each hex to make my pattern. Mine is changed ever so slightly from the reg one. The one I found did not have the flowers in the 4 corners & I thought it needed them to balance out the quilt?

    This is a very large Queen sized one.(almost too big to be a queen)

    If you were not talking to me, I apologize.

    Riley

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    Oh Lulu

    What a beautiful quilt, I remember back in the 80's helping my ward sister to make a hexagon cot quilt for her first grandchild, this was also hand pieced. She had about 7 of us sitting around the table at every coffee & lunch break going to help so it was completed in next to no time. :D
    Such a shame you've had to undo it, :( then again it would have aggravated me also if it wasn't perfect.
    Your selection of fabrics you have usedare georgous, so bright & fresh, where did you aquire them. What size are you intending on making it into.

    Please post more pictures once completed I would love to see the end result.

    Tisha, Nottingham. UK

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    Very nice work.

    Kyia

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    Awesome Hexagons!!! I agree the fabric is wonderful!! It'll be beautiful when its done for sure!!! Sorry about all the ripping, but sometimes trial and error produce the best results huh.

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    I bought it a local quilt when I was living in Southern California. Can you believe I haven't found quilt shop around since I've moved to Northern Virginia?

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    Dear Riley,
    Yes, I was talking to you. There are few variations of the original Garndmother's Garden published. I really like this variation!
    Thanks for writing to me.
    Chairjogger (Ellen)

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    Dear Riley,
    Yes, I was talking to you. There are few variations of the original Garndmother's Garden published. I really like this variation!
    Thanks for writing to me.
    Chairjogger (Ellen)

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