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hexie Forever Project - down the rabbit hole   General Discussion

Started 5/1/20 by Pirate (PIRATE_SR); 12140 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

WAY TO GO!

With my ruler I was able to cut 3" triangles (finished) and went from there and the side are 1" but I may cut them down to 3/4" and see how that looks..............using the notches from the triangles I was able to make this entirely by machine without pinning................slicker than hound dog slobber...........and I have a hound dog so I can attest to how slick that is! Thanks for the tips! Measured from one side to opposite side is 10 1/2 unfinished and one tip to the opposite 12" unfinished. I think that will be a pretty good size for my wall hanging..................I am way to lazy to make a trillion of these in a small size by hand :/ but I am willing to do applique by hand and need to get back to that vine border I was planning for the tree of life quilt...............I have the vine fabric cut but need to use my bias maker tool and sew it together and press it so I can start working on that..............my forever project!

latterberry

From: latterberry

5/20/20

Welcome to the rabbit hole--your block looks great!  I must be doing something wrong though.  All I did was look at the picture and kind of going from there. 2 sizes of rhombus pieces??  Ooops,  all I did was sew a straight  strip on the side that extended and inch or so beyond the side, then used the  ruler to trim it.  Oh well, it is working for me so I better not try to confuse myself.  

latterberry said:

Ooops, all I did was sew a straight strip on the side that extended and inch or so beyond the side, then used the ruler to trim it. Oh well, it is working for me so I better not try to confuse myself.

Lynne there is nothing wrong with the way you did your pieces.............that works fine as well. The ruler I have was perfect but if I did not have it I would likely do it the same you you did. It was a fun little project to make and I am going to try another in a different size and see how that goes before I forage into the project I have in mind.

It is a fun little challenge to sew these little blocks up, kinda like a puzzle to figure it all out.

latterberry

From: latterberry

5/21/20

It is like a puzzle. The block is not hard to put together, but getting the right fabrics in the right places  takes some thought.  At least for me it does.  I got a few more made and see that the yellow didn't turn out as well.  They looked OK when up close to my face.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

5/21/20

Lynne, those look terrific!  I think the yellow ones look fine; much better result than my peach one.

Picking those right contrasting colors  *is* tricky!  Shades you think will work fine turn out to be unsuitable when assembled. 

Are you going to make more smaller versions?

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

5/21/20

Oh, and then, when I was looking at how you had placed the blocks, I can see an arrangement where they are definitely *tumbling * across the background!

latterberry

From: latterberry

5/21/20

Thanks!  Yes, I'm done with the big ones and will go for the little ones.  It is hard to stop making them--you just want to keep trying color combinations.  I was just tossing the blocks on the floor as I made them.  No plans.  Now when I go to actually place them I'll have fits.

Lynne your growing collection looks great...........the yellow looks fine in the photo. I noticed with mine you see it better across the room or in a photo. I like the one where you used different colors.

I plan to work on some more soon too and also plan on trying some different sizes.

Yesterday I worked on a pair of pants I cut out the day before. I want to finish the pants before I work on anything else and I have to change the thread in the sewing machine, also have had the pants planned since I got the fabric in February at retreat (will since I got the pattern last fall). Will reward myself by sewing up a few of the blocks.........that will not stop me from picking out fabrics and cutting them out so they are ready to go. I am trying to do a little sewing every day and am making a dent in my stash of fabric.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

5/21/20

Well, you could make a custom sized filler blocks or sew together the ones you can and then applique them to a background (no filler blocks required!)

In reply toRe: msg 80

Well I have been playing with proportions (you can see pictures on my blog https://enchantingquilts.blogspot.com ) trying to attach here is kinda tricky so go over there to see. I now have a plan for block sizes and am starting to pull fabrics of the different colorways. I am having to really dig because a good portion of my stash is in Colorado but I do have scrap bins and a few bins that are not color sorted so hopefully I will be able to find the colors I want red, orange, yellow, green, tourquoise, indigo, violet. I fear that finding stuff will make for making a mess if I am not careful so really gonna try to avoid that.

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