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hexie Forever Project - down the rabbit hole   General Discussion

Started 5/1/20 by Pirate (PIRATE_SR); 10286 views.
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.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

5/23/20

Suze (casuzenn) said:

I have a question about the rhombuses..

Actually, I had been thinking on that and after some research (that I should have done in the first place), I realized that I mis-identified the shape of the border pieces.

According to Wiki, a rhombus is In plane Euclidean geometry, a rhombus is a quadrilateral whose four sides all have the same length. Another name is equilateral quadrilateral, since equilateral means that all of its sides are equal in length.  Or, in visual terms:


This is obviously NOT the shape of the border pieces.  The border pieces have TWO parallel sides and the other two sides have mirror image angles.

Further research, which again, I do apologize for my initial sloppiness, shows that the border pieces are properly called trapezoids.  Trapezoids, i
n Euclidean geometry, are a convex quadrilateral with at least one pair of parallel sides is referred to (as a trapezium in English outside North America, but) as a trapezoid in American and Canadian English.  In visual terms:


The last trapezoid being the one that resembles the shape of the border (if you were to lengthen it).

As far as my photo in the original post, it *is* an optical illusion that the border pieces are different widths.  The side one was kinda "standing up" on its seam allowance (which is underneath).  In reality, the border pieces are the *same* width.  The lengths are different because they fit to different places on the triangle.

Now, the size of the width is kinda arbitrary.  It's what looks good to you and the effect that you want.  The wider the border pieces, the "fatter" the frame will be on the hollow cube.  There very well could be an ideal ratio between the size (i.e. height) of the triangle and the width of the border pieces, but I don't know what that ratio is.


In my samples, the height of the small triangle is 2" (from pointy tip to the base).  The width of the border pieces is 1/2".  There was nothing special about the 1/2"; it just looked good to my eyeballs.  Lynne came up with other widths that I think look nice also.  I believe that for her 3" triangle, her borders are 3/4"; for her 4" triangle, the borders are 1".  (if that's incorrect .. because I haven't looked back to whatever thread she posted the numbers in ... she can correct me.  :-)  )

So, the bottom line is the border pieces are correctly called trapezoids, not rhombus.  :-)   I have returned to the original post and corrected all instances of the incorrect name.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

I have returned to the original post and corrected all instances of the incorrect name.

Well I guess I better go back thru my posts and correct them too...............who knew that you would lead us astray!

Mishii

From: Mishii

5/23/20

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

a rhombus is In plane Euclidean geometry, a rhombus is a quadrilateral whose four sides all have the same length. Another name is equilateral quadrilateral, since equilateral means that all of its sides are equal in length. 

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