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Thread: I shouldn't have...but I did.

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    Senior Member sarahrachel's Avatar
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    I shouldn't have started this as I have so many other things started, but I needed something to do downstairs as it's too hot and humid to work on in the attic (where my sewing area is). So I bit the bullet and started a GFG that is on my bucket list that I had planned on machine sewing so I would finish it eventually. But I rather like hand piecing as it seems more authentic, especially with this pattern.

    My hexagons sides are 1 3/4 so I actually finish the queen size I want to make. Each one is going to have 2 rows of "petals" and then a row of green for leaves with white paths between them. I think. right now, I'm consentrating on getting the flowers done. But I did 2 today and was working on one while my brother was in the orthadontist and the one guy waiting for his son asked if I was making a quilt. I said yes and he said it was going to be very pretty and worth the effort.

    with the 2nd row of petals started. I have to baste some more first
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    the blue isn't nearly as bright, but I'm still deciding on my second row.
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    Will be very pretty when you get it finished

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    Very pretty :D:D:D

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    Ooh, I agree, it will look very pretty! Good for you to do something you want AND take advantage of a "bad" situation. (Hot and humid is bad in my opinion.)

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    Pretty

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    I've started one I think it is so liberating to have something I can take with me!!

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    I also wanted to say how pretty yours is.

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    Dont blame you there. dont want to get under my quilt either will hand finish when the snow comes lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    Ooh, I agree, it will look very pretty! Good for you to do something you want AND take advantage of a "bad" situation. (Hot and humid is bad in my opinion.)
    very pretty and good of you to hand sew still!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jean1941
    Will be very pretty when you get it finished

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    Beautiful

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    Good start.

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    Very nice!

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    Oh how pretty! Keep us posted!

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    Very nice.
    You might consider at least basting some of the green and white hexies as you go along. That way you don't get to the end and get bored with only those colors to work with! You don't have to attach them just baste and wait till you are ready to construct the whole thing.
    Just a little experience talking.
    It is a great beat-the-heat project when it is in the early stages.
    Keep up the good work.

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    the only problem with basting the white, I don't have any. I'm thinking I'll use muslin for the back so maybe that for the front as well? I'm not sure yet. But I do have some green cut out so I could add those. thanks for the suggestion and all the comments! I'm having more fun than I thought as it's easier than I thought it would be.

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    It looks like a great "take along" project when you are traveling. Our guild is going to have one of our members teach us the hexagon process in October. We're looking forward to it.

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    looking good

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltntoday
    It looks like a great "take along" project when you are traveling.
    It is a great "take along" project. I have mine in a little white basket that fits on any end table.

    I have been adding the path to each block as I sew along and I have been sewing them together. :)

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    well I finished those 2 and another flower, and decided on my layout. I'll post that too. I'm loving how it's turning out, and I want to do one of my little flowers with some leaves, then I'll put the leaves on the other 3 flowers

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    these aren't the colors I'm using, that was just so I could see how the flowers would look with that layout
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    I am impressed. Good for you.

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