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Thread: My 'New Knee' Project

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    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
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    That is alot!!! They look great!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitsykeel View Post
    Are hexagons made using the paper piecing method? If so I would like to try that as I like paper piecing. Not so fond of handwork though, but if it isn't too hard I would try. Also, do you cut a bunch out at once by stacking and do you use a rotary cutter?
    I use the English Paper Piecing method. There is an excellent site www.texasfreckles.com where you can download and print out the templates. I use 1" templates (15 to a page) I usually print 10 sheets at a time then sit in front of TV cutting them out with scissors! My fabrics are all 1930s prints and are cut 21/2" square(mainly from Jelly Rolls or Charm packs) if you look at Pic 5 you will see closeup I don't cut fabric into hexagons.! For years I have steered clear of hexagons/handwork but I have so enjoyed doing it and am thrilled with how its looking! I know it'll take a while but I think I will stick at it and hopefully this will be a finish rather than another UFO!!! That's the plan!! Give it a go!!!!
    Hilary

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    Quote Originally Posted by francie yuhas View Post
    I'm happy to hear you' re doing OK! I have bone-on-bone in both knees and am wondering whatis the Decision point,where decide it' s " time" to jump in and do it. I'm lousy at sitting.
    Thankyou! I had put it off for 10years!! I hit the BIG 70 in April and suddenly decided the time was right!! After all the setbacks I did feel I'd perhaps made the 'wrong' decision but 5 months down the line and a lot of improvement I'm now happy!! I'm lucky that I have been very well cared for by my wonderful DH....he even did the IRONING!!!!
    Hilary

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    So pleased to hear your knee is healing. Your hexagons are looking lovely. Can't wait to see the quilt finished.
    I too am looking for a hand project and this may be just what I need. A good way to use stash.

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    very nice.you can not stop a quilter-slow em down-but not stop them.great way to stay busy
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    lovely .... another project to put on my to do list

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    love those hexagons....best wishes for your recovery!
    Just passing through!

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    Glad your knee is doing so well. My mom (age 87) just had it done but had a fall and had to have hip replacement done too. She is having more trouble. Love your flower garden. It will be very pretty and colorful when you are done.

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    Looking good! Great project for the hospital. Look forward to seeing final project!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    I love the scrappy look. I just finished a flower garden. It did not have the pizzazz yours does.

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    Yep, I would say you're hooked! I am working on my 3rd hexie quilt. This latest one will be diamonds rather than the flowers. I see hexies in my dreams!

    I do hope you are healing nicely from your replacement. My DH had both his done about 13 years ago....3 months between surgeries. He is still doing very well. I have a bad knee, and was advised that I might want to look into replacement, but after setting thru PT with DH, I think I'll just suffer thru, at least for now.

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    BEAUTIFUL!.... I hate to hear about your knee surgery. My DH had his total knee replacement in 2010. Our prayers are coming your way!
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    Gotta love those 1930s reproduction fabrics! All the little hexagons look fantastic. Every time I see them I want to do them.

    I hope you're all healed up!

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    lovely work
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Glad to hear the knee is mending well. Don't you just love handwork. I find it so relaxing. Your hexagons will make a lovely quilt.
    Eileen

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    Hope your knee is o.k. after six weeks, im up and back to normal.
    those darn hexies are addicting. Used 3/4" ones and made a pretty one 54" x 45" approx.
    It matches nothing in the house.
    My cat zoey looks great on it, so she gets it for christmas. Luxky her. It goes on her royal highnesses throne.

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    Hope that surgery is healing nicely and you'll be back on your feet in no time. The hexagons are working up to be a beautiful quilt.

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    Beautiful work! LOVE your hexes! Does anyone else have problems with blurry vision after doing several of the hexes or, for that matter, any handwork? Been to the Opthamologist many times, had cataract surgery both eyes with inplants, have new glasses for close work, use Restasis and have an Ott light. Any other suggestions?

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    Just lovely, terrific job and thank you for sharing. Keep on going
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    Hope the knee works well.
    Very pretty start to the quilt.
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    I love your hexis! Can't wait to see your finished project. I had both knees done last summer (6 wks. apart) and that's the greatest thing since sliced bread! Hope you have a speedy recovery and are happy with your new parts. LOL!

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    nice work, very colorful, a great project to pass the time! How's the new knee?

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    I also had double knee replacement done. Believe me it's the only way to go. Breezed through with no problems. Glad to hear things are going good again for you. Great hexagons.
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    I too, am a hexagon addict. Now I am into pieced hexagons. So fun.

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    that is going to be a msterpiece when finished. BEAUTIFUL!!!

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