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hexie Forever Project - down the rabbit hole   General Discussion

Started 5/1/20 by Pirate (PIRATE_SR); 12139 views.

Oh no Lynne just followed Pirate down the rabbit hole. Love your blocks.............I have been looking at them too :)

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

5/18/20

Yeah, it's gonna get crowded down there, isn't it?

latterberry

From: latterberry

5/18/20

Thanks!  Yes, they are like eating chips.  They aren't quite as hard as they look and it is fun trying to choose the colors.  I sure have made a disaster of my bin of brights.  Oh well, needed to organize it anyway.

latterberry

From: latterberry

5/18/20

Come on down--bet you can't make just one.  

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

5/18/20

and don't forget ... you don't need to keep it monochromatic!  I chose that because 1) I had seen an example and that's what tempted me but also 2) it made picking fabrics easier in a way.

However, if you choose different colored fabrics, it can make picking the contrast easier because you don't always have the best dark/med/light in one color family, whereas, you CAN get that contrast with different colors.

Just tryin' to help out, you understand. :-)

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

5/18/20

Pirate's ship is now called "The Enabler".

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

5/18/20

I haven't followed Pirate down the rabbit hole of hexie tumblers but I did decide to give a hexie snowflake pattern a second try.  I'm working with dime size hexies and it's so easy basting with thread the way Pirate showed.  Years ago I tried glue basting, what a mess.

Jo

latterberry

From: latterberry

5/18/20

Always glad to get some help!  Thought I would start out with monochromatic but you are right about the contrast issues.  Seems like when you are working on teh block right in front of your nose I don't really see the hollow part until I pull away from it.  I spotted some nice bright prints that should offer more contrast so they will be the next ones to play.

latterberry

From: latterberry

5/18/20

Dime size hexies ??!! Holy cow- I couldn't imagine that.  And I'm lazy and sewing mine on the machine.  

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

5/18/20

Midkid5 said:

I'm working with dime size hexies

Jo.  Seriously, Jo.

DIME SIZED HEXIES?????   I'm thinking you are positively deranged.  My hat is off to you!

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