Sunday, June 22, 2014

Another project!!….

 

First of all, piecing has begun on the Guild Raffle quilt…..

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I have actually pieced 6 blocks, but managed to do one backwards!!!

 

Secondly, the creative group that I belong to is getting ready to meet again this next week and we are supposed to have made a start on our next project…..

One of our members, Deb, gave each of us this fun little book…..

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Our challenge was to pick out one of the quilts shown in the book and use it as a jumping off point to try something new and exciting. 

There were several pieces that caught my eye, but the one that I have decided on is this one…..

 

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If you have been reading this blog for very long, you will know that I am NOT big on handwork, so I think that is why this one has appealed to me.

I used the internet to research different methods of piecing the hexagons, first coming on this blog….

 http://mypoppet.com.au/2013/05/how-to-hexagon-table-runner.html

 

…..and then checking out Bonnie Hunter’s version……

http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2010/10/hexagon-tutorial.html

 

I found a wonderful website where you can print ALL different sizes of hexagon patterns……

http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/hexagonal/

 

I printed some on paper and some on cardstock just so I could see which one was easier to work with……

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I pulled out my 2 inch squares and picked out a few to practice  with.   I prepared some of them with the basting stitch on the back of the patch and some with the stitching on the front….

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The final flower was finished in about an hour and I am pleased with how it looks……DSC02446

I decided that I really like using paper patterns better as I can sew thru the paper when I am preparing the hexagons and that seems easier to me, even though it means that I have to remove the basting after the fact.   Also, the paper gives a softer edge to use when putting the hexies together.

 

SO….now I have to decide exactly what I am going to MAKE with my hexies.  I like the idea of it being a bit more artsy and not just another Grandmother’s Flower Garden.   I am thinking about maybe doing blacks and greys, or maybe blues and greens, or how about a rainbow of colors…..AACK…..too many choices!!!!

2 comments:

Sylvia said...

I just spent 5 minutes looking for the mistake in the picture of blocks that you did post. Reading comprehension fail! :)

Karen said...

The quilt blocks are looking great.
Good luck with those hexies - I hope they are fun.

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