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hexie Forever Project - down the rabbit hole   General Discussion

Started 5/1/20 by Pirate (PIRATE_SR); 22302 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


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. :-)


From: judyinohio


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


From: Midkid5


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.



From: latterberry


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.


From: latterberry


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)


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!

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

DIME SIZED HEXIES?????   I'm thinking you are positively deranged. 

she is joining me  under my rock.

I still have not finished my teeny tiny hexie project...(thank you again for the THIS TOOK FOREVER ribbon - I do think I actually know how I am going to finish it, just have not got the time at this point)

BUT..I am not deranged enough to cut hexies up into 18 pieces -  most especially not dime sized ones.

latterberry said:

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

Well you little what are the dimensions or ratio of the strips on the sides of the equalatoral  triangles? I sure could whip up a few on the larger side and make a fun wall hanging, just need to know ratio I can get the rest of it form pictures. I do know that the strips around the triangle in the middle are not all the same. I might try a 8" finished size and see what I can make with that, I am thinking a modern long thin wall hanging and I have all these gifted fabrics to play with and they are sitting in a bin waiting to be pressed and folded so this is the perfect time......................


From: latterberry


Ratio?  Golly, I have no idea, I just guessed.  The bigger one was a 4 inch (unfinished) triangle and I used a 1.5 inch strip.  The smaller was a 3 inch triangle and I used a 1.25 inch strip.  I did make a 2 inch one this morning with a 1 inch strip.  I don't care to applique so I was thinking of putting "corners" on it to make it a square.  Also gave thought to making a bigger one and turning it into a place mat.  I sure am making a mess digging through my fabrics though.