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gailb
#1 Posted : Monday, November 3, 2008 6:29:13 AM(UTC)
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Grandmother's Flower Garden
 and
 
Hexagon Quilt Along
 
If you are working on a GFG, I-spy, or Hexagon quilt, this is the place to come for support, encouragement and to discuss the various techniques.
 
It is open to anyone at any time - if you are just thinking about it, ready to take the plunge, or are already well into your project you are welcome here.
 

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I am the curator of an extensive private textile collection.
Jilltwin5
#2 Posted : Monday, December 22, 2008 4:08:35 AM(UTC)
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I haven't hexed in a little bit...but will get back to it after the Holidays.  We bought a new camper so I should be able to get lots of hexing done this summer!

Bloom Where you are planted.
quiltertess
#3 Posted : Thursday, May 7, 2009 12:48:33 AM(UTC)
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I took my gfg along on my trip yesterday and worked on it on the bus.  Finished the white border around a second flower and prepped about 160,500 more white hexes! -LOL

I really need to work on prepping some tris though.

The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.
Jilltwin5
#4 Posted : Thursday, May 7, 2009 5:30:14 AM(UTC)
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Camping season is almost here.  I know i will get more of these done while I'm out in the "wilderness".  I hope to get more progress on my 2nd flower this weekend.  Maybe I will post a photo...if I can remember to take one.

Bloom Where you are planted.
Saharanne
#5 Posted : Saturday, August 22, 2009 2:47:40 PM(UTC)
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Here is the current picture of my top.  I can't decide if I should put a round of solid or white in now.. Opinions appreciated.

Topsy
#6 Posted : Saturday, October 3, 2009 12:23:05 AM(UTC)
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Location: West Virginia

I have 2 hexagon quilts started---neither one is going very fast.  May I join your group this month?  I think it may help me to work more on my projects.  Thanks

Veronica
#7 Posted : Sunday, October 4, 2009 9:57:28 AM(UTC)
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Well, I couldn't hold out any longer!  I gathered all my pinks, browns and creams and am joining the hexed sisters.

http://www.quiltingaroundtheworld.com/gallery/fullsize.aspx?aid=141&pid=5058

Veronica

...hanging on to the threads of life.
Veronica
#8 Posted : Saturday, October 10, 2009 8:11:59 AM(UTC)
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I now have 2 flowers complete. This will be a slow project. Just pick it up when I'm sitting for a bit.
Veronica
...hanging on to the threads of life.
Chelle
#9 Posted : Wednesday, February 24, 2010 1:15:45 PM(UTC)
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Ok, I am *thinking* about trying this out. So, when I order the hexagon papers, are these reusable or do I need to make sure I get a LOT of the hexagon papers? I almost picked some up at the LQS today but thought I would see if I could find a better price online... and find out about if each gets used once :)
When you can't find the sunshine, be the sunsine.
FeatherDuster
#10 Posted : Saturday, March 5, 2011 8:53:18 AM(UTC)
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Two years of working on this as my primary project, and I can finally see the light at the end of the piecing tunnel  Just a few more spots to fill in on top and along the sides and then I'll fill in the edges with a single print in half diamonds, add about a 3" straight border and this will be a finished top.  (It's huge.  I haven't measured but I'm guessing it'll end up about 96" x 110"  )

 


I used to have a handle on life, but it fell off.
quiltertess
#11 Posted : Saturday, February 15, 2014 11:24:12 AM(UTC)
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I was just thinking about these.  I have a bag full of blocks and lots more to make.  Guess I will go find those and add them to the handsewing bag.

Mine are done in 30s fabrics.  Some are original 30s that I bought off ebay a few years ago.

The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.
frankied
#12 Posted : Saturday, February 15, 2014 1:15:52 PM(UTC)
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This is my hexie quilt its a bit bigger than this now but i have to confess ive only worked on it about once in 4 months (think i need a Gibbs slap on the back of the head), so maybe all of you will induce me to work on it more often.

lots of love

Francesxx

 

Nancy_MN
#13 Posted : Wednesday, March 26, 2014 10:26:18 AM(UTC)
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Oh my!  Have all of you seen this quilt making the rounds on Facebook!  Oh my!

~On the banks of the Mississippi River in the Brainerd Lakes area~
cindynvb
#14 Posted : Monday, May 26, 2014 8:53:11 PM(UTC)
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WOW that hexie quilt is great!!! WHo's making it??

DonnaB
#15 Posted : Sunday, June 29, 2014 11:12:00 AM(UTC)
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Here's my progress on what was a "Field of Dreams" 1/2" hexagon project that has turned into my "Cactus" 1/2" hexagon block.

Cactus .5" Hexie Block

I still need to add enough white hexagons around the perimeter to square this up.  But it's pretty close to being complete.

BTW, I've learned with this project that 1/2" hexies are not my thing!

Donna B from North Central Washington State
frankied
#16 Posted : Sunday, June 29, 2014 1:15:20 PM(UTC)
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Donna,

Its lovely, gee i wonder whos bright idea it was to use 1/2" hexies

lots of love

Francesxx

Nancy_MN
#17 Posted : Monday, July 14, 2014 10:35:32 AM(UTC)
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Sobuzy RuthAnn just shared this link with me for making dimensional hexies.  Folded Hexagon  Cool technique!   

~On the banks of the Mississippi River in the Brainerd Lakes area~
JackieH
#18 Posted : Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:32:33 AM(UTC)
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Beautiful blocks Brenda   

I keep thinking about these blocks but SO many other things always seem to need to be done first. There aren't too many blocks left to go, I want to get caught up before the last block is posted. Otherwise I may not get back to them for a long time .

Jacy
cindynvb
#19 Posted : Monday, December 22, 2014 8:27:13 AM(UTC)
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Dear Prudence looks lovely, but much too ambitious for me!!  I can't imagine using 1/2 inch hexies!!

I'm thinking maybe I will work on something that's been on my wish list for a long time.  It's a Hawaiian applique pattern from QNM. It was published in the 70's I think.  I  have to find the pattern first though... that could be a problem!!

I'd like to make a hexie quilt but the template I have is for a 1 1/2 inch hexagon and I think that's too big but I don't want it to be too much smaller.  

Where do you get your templates and papers from?  I'd like to make my own papers because I'm too cheap to buy them.  

cindy

frankied
#20 Posted : Monday, December 22, 2014 1:17:42 PM(UTC)
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Cindy,

If you have a printer, you can print your own free its normally what i do although for this one i have ordered a paper punch 1/2 " size because there is 1000s of them on this quilt, but the free site is http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/trianglehex.html

and you can alter the size to how big you want it, its a great site.

lots of love

Francesxx

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