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Thread: My Hexagon nightmare

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    If you remember, these hexagons were given to me by my boss. She and her mom cut them out in the 1970's. This was supposed to be her one year aniversary gift, but Mom never made it. Anyway, I was asked to put it together for a Mother's Day gift without being given a pattern. My first few tries were a disaster. This is the 2nd pattern.

    It still needs borders, but at least I'm finished with the hexagons. I have such respect for those of you who piece with hexagons. This was really difficult for me.

    So... borders... I was thinking brown and then red???

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    WOW! You worked really hard on this! Nice!!!!

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    WOW :shock: GREAT Job :thumbup: Love the way you put the colors :lol: They owe you big time :wink:

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    Nightmare or not, it looks like it came together well!
    And such courage to take on something without a pattern...
    Good job!!! :D

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    WOW! You've got them together already?? WONDERFUL JOB! I started a hexigon project a year or two ago and have left them sitting so long I wonder if I'll remember how to do it.

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    wow great job. And so 70's...lol fabric design has come a long way.
    yeah I think you are right a brown border and then red would look good.
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    Wonderful job for such headache handed off by your boss. That's some pressure and expectation. You really pulled all those stray pieces together.

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    I feel that there is enough red in it but if you use red make it the 1st border and a brown border last... and the red border should be narrow i.e. 1 inch....

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    That turned out wonderful. I love the ideas for the borders. Go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joy
    I feel that there is enough red in it but if you use red make it the 1st border and a brown border last... and the red border should be narrow i.e. 1 inch....
    Maybe instead of using red, how about a yellow that would be close to the yellow in the hexes. But make it narrow, 1 inch, then follow it with a brown border. It will be beautiful.

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    blue borders, and great job. Penny

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    Great job!

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    Maybe light blue and then brown. I don't see any other light blue other than in the middle, so that would pull that color out to the edges.

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    I agree with the small yellow border and then brown. The colors are busy and this would calm the project. Make sure you take a photo and let us see the finished project. Congratulations on a job well done.

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    Beautiful work! Give yourself a pat on the back for this one!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    WOW :shock: GREAT Job :thumbup: Love the way you put the colors :lol: They owe you big time :wink:
    AMEN!

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    Lovely!

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    Boy what a job but it is very nice, you did a nice job. It is hard for me to do someone elses work so I admire you for it.

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    Wow what a lucky boss

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    Quote Originally Posted by retrogirl02
    WOW! You've got them together already?? WONDERFUL JOB! I started a hexigon project a year or two ago and have left them sitting so long I wonder if I'll remember how to do it.
    I cheated... I did it on the machine. I used the Tute from here. (Thanks by the way, I don't remember who sent the link to me, but it really helped.) And since she wanted it for Mother's Day, and because I was really dreading this project, I wanted to get it done ASAP.

    I decided on 4" Tan as the first border, 1" Brown as the second border, and a 9" Red drop. Her favorite color is red and loved all the bright colors. I'm using all solids because I can't find these fabrics anymore (of course), but I remember them well. They were some of my favorites in the 70's too.

    Thanks everyone for your help.

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    Beautiful work!!! I love doing the hexagons...my favorites! Is the entire quilt a hexagon or did you square it up. Are you going to applique the hexagon onto the borders?

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    The top is finished - finally. I think I am going to sew the hexagons end to end to created the binding with those fabrics. I certainly have plenty left over to do that... or maybe not! oooo that would be way too much, the red is enough. So binding? Red, Brown or Tan?
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    :mrgreen: Looks GREAT :thumbup: You should be very proud of yourself :lol:

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    Gorgeous and you did a great job. So bright looking, good for you.

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    turned out wonderful!

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