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Old 10-11-2013, 04:58 PM
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Here it is. My masterpiece project.
I started this July 2008 and I finished the piecing last weekend. It is all hand pieced using the English Paper Piecing method. The hexagons are 1" on the flat side with the size being 95" x 112". It is larger than I expected but I love it. I designed this quilt in rounds starting with the center star, I didn't work on the next round until the previous one was complete. I used lots of hexagon graph paper and colored pencils to design this project. The papers were all hand cut from scrap computer paper. I know lots of tedious work, but I loved all of it. It may take me another 5 years to get the quilting done and since it is hand pieced it will be hand quilted - and that is my least favorite thing to do, but I will do it.
The papers are still in it at this point. I don't want to remove them until I am ready to layer it for quilting. My plan for the edge is to keep the peaks and valleys of the hexagons by using a hexagon facing method I have practiced on a small wall quilt.
Oh and for those that are curious it has 4257 pieces in it.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:00 PM
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You literally just made my jaw drop! My goodness!! That is absolutely beautiful! I am thoroughly impressed! I can't imagine how many hours you must have spent on it, but it paid off! Congrats!!!
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Very nice!!
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:05 PM
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That is spectacular. Beautiful. I love your design!
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:06 PM
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Amazing job.!!
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:09 PM
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Masterpiece is the current term! You should post a picture of it to Bonnie Hunter over at www.quiltville.blogspot.com. She is a big fan of Hexagon PP quilts.
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Absolutely beautiful!
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:17 PM
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This needs to be entered into a show ! SPECTACULAR !
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:23 PM
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I am truly in awe of your work. That is perfection!
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:26 PM
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Your design is gorgeous! I've not seen one even similar before. You've done a wonderful job so far and I know the hand quilting will be the perfect finishing touch - even if it does take "forever"!
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