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hexie Forever Project - down the rabbit hole   General Discussion

Started 5/1/20 by Pirate (PIRATE_SR); 10745 views.
latterberry

From: latterberry

5/22/20

Welcome to the rabbit hole.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

5/22/20

What an image from such an innocent time ...

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

So much potential!

I don't think I am done playing with these hexi cubes. I can see making more projects using them. Kinda like the wonkey circles I have been making...........I have made 4 quilts and that one you saw that is still in progress. I can see playing with hexi cubes and trying new colors, and settings.........there is an endless variety of things that can be done with them.

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

5/22/20

This is one of six pieces of the project I want to finish before I fall all the way down the rabbit hole to start on cubes.

The pattern is Snowflake Collection by Annette Rose.  There is still embroidery to add to this.  Don't know if I'll manage the sixth one as it is the only one with the little diamonds.  Pink templates and dime to show size.

Jo

latterberry

From: latterberry

5/22/20

Oh, Wow!  That is really impressive! I couldn't imagine working on something that small.  You have my admiration!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

5/22/20

Wow!  Those are some *small* templates.  I really do like the resultant snowflake ... it's very pretty.

Jo your snowflake project looks really pretty. The hexi cubes took me all of 3 days and now I am ready to work on other stuff again as I have to figure out the backing............as in I do not have fabric that will work so need to go get some. Multiple projects has never been a problem for me as I enjoy bouncing back and forth between stuff.

I did finish sewing my pants today, they are a rayon fabric so I am hanging them a few days to relax the fabric before I hem them............they are kinda a lounging style and I really like them.

Now I need to figure out what to work on next.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

5/23/20

I have a question about the rhombuses...are they the same width and the bottom one being slightly fatter is an optical illusion or are they really different widths and does it matter as long as they are consistent?

Suze (casuzenn) said:

I have a question about the rhombuses...are they the same width and the bottom one being slightly fatter is an optical illusion or are they really different widths and does it matter as long as they are consistent?

I figured out why the rhombuses look like they are different witdths. some have both sides of the seam sewn and the ones on the edges of the blocks still have that extra 1/4" so it makes it look like they would be wider. They are all the same cut width. Each triangle has two rhombuses sewn to it, one a little longer than the other. I made my first block with 3 inch triangles top to base and the rhombuses at 1" finished. I decided to cut them a bit narrower to 3/4" finished. Neither is right or wrong, just what you prefer. I have a nifty ruler that I cut all my block parts with, except for the longest rhombus for my biggest cubes. You do not need the ruler but it sure makes it easier, you can draft templates or you can just cut and trim the rhombuses as you construct the blocks.

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