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hexie Forever Project - down the rabbit hole   General Discussion

Started 5/1/20 by Pirate (PIRATE_SR); 10826 views.
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.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

5/21/20

Those are really great!  

When I put the pieced triangle unit together, I do a scan to make sure that the frame of a color is directly opposite the "floor" of the same color.   And to make sure that the frames of the same color touch each other at the small ends.   So far, that's been working for me.

I like the idea of different sized cubes.  That will really give a lot of visual interest to the finished piece.

I made more cubes. I am now up to 4 so more than halfway done with the 7 I have planned. I already have the fabrics pulled for the last 3. Not the most perfect colors but it is what I have here and it will work so that is what I'm doing. For me this will be a quick project and I am pleased that I was able to do it all by machine, not perfect but close enough to look nice.

latterberry

From: latterberry

5/22/20

Your cubes look great! I see good definition between the three shades.  After I frame the triangles I have to have the photo right in front of me to get them set right.  I know what you mean about making a mess.  I tried to avoid it too, but still ended up with a big mess.

In reply toRe: msg 84

Ok....................I can now get back to sewing up my pants because I finished my hexi cubes this morning. Yup I started sewing around 7am and finished the last 3 of the 7 cubes I planned..............LOVE THEM!!!!!!! These are not the best fabrics but the color really speaks and I know once I get back to my entire collection of stash I will play with this theme of rainbow hexis again. https://enchantingquilts.blogspot.com I do need to put them on a background and quilt them. I laid them out on the deck which is grey and even though I had originally planned to put them on black I think I like the grey and now need to find some fabric for that.............wish I had grey grunge but I do know I have grey Kona cotton so might go with that. I may hand applique them to the background as I think the seams from setting them into the background might detract from the setting. Figure a little handwork might me nice in the evenings and because it is straight lines should not take that long. What do you guys think?

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Midkid5

From: Midkid5

5/22/20

Ami, your wall hanging will brighten any spot where you hang it.  May have to try these cubes once I finish my snowflakes.

Jo

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