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Thread: Hexagons Machine Sewed

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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    I just love your story. My little granddog just went to the vet, she jumped playing and tore a tendon. Now she is in a large bed and has to be down for 2 weeks, no running or playing. And another 4 under close supervision. Our Son has her , but we love her too.
    My little Molly who is 13 now, did the same thing. She didn't tear anything, just really hurt her side and leg. This is the second time she has done it. We had to block certain things so she can't jump up and down anymore.

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    Just got a hex die for my go baby and have not used it....certainly will do so now. Thanks for the images. Love those rulers with mutiple apps choices.

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    Hi Rosyhf: I absolutely love your Inner City Blocks! I have the hex die for my Go but just haven't found the courage to start anything with them because of the difficulty to sew them. Yours is even more challenging! I am studying your tute to see if I could do the hex work. Thanks or a wonderful study!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltjoey View Post
    Hi Rosyhf: I absolutely love your Inner City Blocks! I have the hex die for my Go but just haven't found the courage to start anything with them because of the difficulty to sew them. Yours is even more challenging! I am studying your tute to see if I could do the hex work. Thanks or a wonderful study!!
    QJ, did you notice the pics on how to sew them together? no y seams or set-ins. I am still cutting as I want lots to choose from and the inner city buildings will change also. I will totally revamp what I have on the board and will post more pic.

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    Yes, I did see the sewing together but still some trepidation about beginning! I will continue to follow your tutorial for inspiration...

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    Inner City Blocks

    I played some more with the hexes today, after cutting a bunch of them last night. I think I still have to cut more but I'll see.

    To make the I C blocks, first you sew sets of strips together of: light/dark; medium/light and medium/dark. These have to be half of the hex patch, plus 1/4 ins. seam allowance.

    Then you cut the hexes from those strips and separate them as stated above. I took a large cardboard and separated my hexes also so I could choose.

    Then you start to build your city. Following, you will see a light/medium hex patch on the left and a medium/dark patch on the right and the last patch at the bottom of these two, is a light/dark patch and that is one building. Now you continue to build and fill in with just plain hexes as you like and so on.
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    If you look to the top left, there is a pic of Lincoln. I used lots of clocks and cats and a frog here and there.

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    I did some more and it's growing lol....what a wild looking mess lol.....
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    Oops I missed posting these. Place a med/light patch next to a med/dark patch and a light/dark patch to the bottom of those two.
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    I really like the it coming together. Keep it coming !

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    Very clever....very cool....thanks for sharing with us.

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    I am going to give your instructions a try. Thanks for the tute and inspiration.
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    Ok, I have 98 percent of it on the board. I say this because I have a few patches left and so far the quilt will be about 52x62 with the patches as it stands now. I would like a bit bigger and the few I have left will make it at least 60x60.So far there are 525 patches on the board. It was getting real old putting all those patches up lol.

    I got a little disheartened when I started to sew an area together last night. The two rows that I had done some days ago went so easy. I went to bed. This morning I went to my Gym class, had lunch and then changed machines. I was sewing on my Bernina Record. I switched to my brother which has an automatic scissor in it and I don't know if that made the difference but it started to go along very nicely and I am happy again lol.

    It is real easy to make a mistake because of the different positions of the buildings. I had to rip twice and I hope no more lol. I took down six across and six down and I think that is a safe amount because you can see the design easier with a few. This quilt will take a lot of patience and time and thank God, I have both lol.

    Here is the quilt with all the patches so far and some isolated close up of the buildings, notice Lincoln? He looks good in this quilt. On the top left is the section I sew together.
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    I know that hexes are very popular with the English piecing crowd. I have also seen a bunch on Pinterest and all hand pieced. I can't imagine doing that in my wildest dreams lol. Ok, back to sew some more.

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    Love it. Got Hexagons cut.
    Know I've got to cut med/dark light/med. I'm trying to use my go die cuter But I don't know if it going to work. I'll let you know if it works.

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    Smile

    I got it to work!! I'm using my accuquit Go to cut my hexagons. I sewed 2 - 3" strips together then cut the strip into 5.5"squares. then put 2- 5.5" squares right sides together with the seam of the square lining up to the point of the Hexagon. Here is some pictures to help. I really like the way your quilt is turning out. Thank you for sharing.
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    Oh boy!! that looks good Juanita. Please post when you start sewing.

    The only thing I can see is that there will be a lot of waste as the Go doesn't give you the option of cutting side by side. You do save yourself, having to do two more cuts tho.

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    Ok, I hit a little snag. I discovered that when only sewing a small section together, the tut at the beginning works real well.

    I found it easier to work on this quilt, because it is so much bigger, this way. I found that when sewing the hexes edge to edge much easier, if I didn't start at the beginning of the seam I just skip a bit down, it doesn't have to be an exact 1/4 inch. This way when you are sewing the next edge of the hex ( the next row that is set in), I can see, and it does line up better and I still stop at the seam like the tut at the beginning.

    I found that sewing edge to edge, when the second row is added, and where the set-in normally occurs, was a bit off. So by just leaving it a bit open, it made the fit better.

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    I will but it might be awhile . Need to sew strips and cut a lot more Hexagons. I really like this look but don't like hand work.

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    Just a quick post. I am getting really excited with how well this is going together with no hitches now and I can't wait to finish it. I will work on it constantly until done.

    This morning I sewed two of the areas together. The top left area consists of two areas not sewed together yet. Notice that they fit together just like a puzzle?

    The top right consists of two areas sewed together. The white line in the middle is the area that I will join those two large areas together later today when I get back from the Gym.

    Notice I keep saying I am going to the Gym? I want to tell you how wonderful this has been for my entire body. I work out with a group of Silver Sneakers and an instructor for 1 1/2 hours four days a week and I am gaining so much strength.
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    You make this look incredibly easy! I am actually tempted to try this myself, I love the look of hexies and have always admired the ones that look like flowers. I may have to cut some of these out and try it. First I have to get the ruler.
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    All done, thank god !!!!!!!!!! Lol

    I just finished. I made three rows. Top, middle and bottom. Each row consisted of three section, which in turn had at least 15 patches up and 10 patches across more or less.

    I would take down 6 patches across and 6 down all the way across and then I would join those areas until there were only three main sections left.

    When I had made all the sections, I noticed, I still wanted to make it larger and added more sections with the patches I had left. I used all the patches I had cut except for 5.

    Then I joined the top sections, middle and bottom and then I had two rows to do across the whole quilt, which ended up at 71 long by 67 wide. I like it. I will leave it just the way it is and bind it this way.

    I changed the way I was sewing. Instead of doing it the way I said at the beginning. I found the straight of grain of the patches and sewed a little down for the edge, not bothering if it was a 1/4 inch or not, just as long as it left a little opening. I found it was much easier to sew the edges to join that way. I sewed a rows of six. Then when sewing the rows together, It was easy to see the beginning and end of the seams and it went so well.

    When I got to the end of the bottom row and made a couple flowers and a couple structures, just for fun. I wanted to use up everything.

    After I quilt and bind it, I will do another pic. This was some intense sewing but enjoyable .
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    Simple Hexagon blocks

    Little wallhanging using the Half Hexagon plastic template.
    You will be sewing in rows, matching each "half" hexagon. So fast, accurate, and easy!
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    Lovely, Quilt Qtrs. Your mini wall hanging is spectacular. I bought a flower pattern today. I am going to give hexagons a try. Thanks for the inspiration.
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    thank you so much for this tutorial I really want to make a Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt but I really, really hate hand sewing so this gives me hope.

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