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for you hexie lovers   Quilting Swaps - Unsewn

Started Apr-26 by latterberry; 828 views.
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Apr-26

Lynne, you really should not tease our dear Pirate while she's working on her current masterpiece.  LOL   Let her have her nervous breakdown over that one first.  wink

Here's what I found out about the woman who created the dazzler you just showed us:

ETA:  Frankly, IMHO, the woman must be some kind of robot.  (No, I am not saying that out of jealousy. I am truly thinking she must be the kind of person who stitches those hexies in her sleep.)

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Apr-26

latterberry said:

Is this going to be your next "forever" project?

LOL!   Bwahahahaaa!.    Uh, no.

I attempted a color blended background before and it was a dismal failure in that regard.  You need to have TONS of similarly hued pieces to make the transition appear seamless.  I don't have the patience to spend the time to acquire all those colors!

But it sure is pretty!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Apr-26

judyinohio said:

Lynne, you really should not tease our dear Pirate while she's working on her current masterpiece.  LOL   Let her have her nervous breakdown over that one first. 

Boy, do you have THAT right!  LOL!   I have found yet another aspect that is causing me to thunk my head on the wall .. but I've worked through it and am plodding onwards.

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

Apr-26

Dear Pirate

I do hope you are rotating your head with the thunking of your head on the wall.  Would not want you to have a flat spot on one side. LOL

Everyone needs to be challenged, you just pick BIG challenges.

Jo

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Apr-26

oh .. good idea!   make note: "rotate head to even out the flat spots".  Got it.  :-)

and ... it is so *PRETTY*!  :-)

Might I add now that I have different plans for the edge finish than what the pattern shows?  Of course, I do.  :-)

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Apr-26

I took a class from 'The Hexpert' herself - Cheryl See... it was a fun class and I only did ONE of those Hexie - Daisies that figure into the design of 'Star Struck'

Did you know she did a miniature one of 'Star Struck' (named 'Starlette') in addition to the full sized one that currently resides in the Paducah Quilt Museum... she has way more patience than I do!

And as you can see, I don't have nearly the stash Cheryl has for blending backgrounds. Each of the background hexies is a different color - we had trading sessions in class to see if we could get a smooth transition going - this was the best I could do!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Apr-27

wowsers, Suze!  That looks very nice!

latterberry

From: latterberry

Apr-27

Wow!  I am really impressed!  Your quilt looks great!  How long did it take you to make?

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

Apr-27

I think you did a very nice job of blending the background.  I hope you have a nice place to display this sweet quilt.

Jo

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Apr-27

Ooh...don't rightly remember how long it took to make! the Hexie-Daisy center was done in class... and I remember taking the rest of it to work to sew on during lunch. A couple of weeks, I think! 

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