Monday, June 1, 2015

WIP - Hexies Update - Part 4

I've shared the progress of my hexies quilt a few times: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. I've made quite a bit of progress in the last few months. My plan continues to be to create a total of 7 large hexies. These hexies will be composed of a total of nine rounds with the final (tenth) round being common to them all in the black/grey round.

I am really enjoying how I am progressing at this point though it is a bit slow going. Of course handwork generally is a bit slow. I have ready decided that this quilt will of course be hand quilted. I expect to be working on this project off and on for the next couple of years. Maybe less but we shall see!

Here are pictures of my current large hexies:

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Hexy 1: Only one at this point with the final grey/black round


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Hexy 2: Completed with 9 rows

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Hexy 3 (in progress; two more rounds to go!): getting more adventurous with my fabric choices and placements. 

Of course I am running out of the hexies that I basted back in January when I started this project so I'll need to be breaking soon to make more. Currently my box of hexies is looking quite a bit sad.

At the time when I started I was pulling random fabrics from my stash to work on this project without a real plan in place. I'm not sure if I should plan my next pull or just grab what appeals to me and cut with abandon. So far the non-plan is working from the way my current large hexies are shaping up. That being said I am interested in bringing some new colors and patterns to the mix.

I'm linking up with Blossom Heart Quilts: Sew Cute Tuesday. Update: Also, linking up with Lily's QuiltsSew Fresh Quilts, Freshly Pieced, and Life Under QuiltsIf you are here from there, HI! Thanks for visiting!

(c) Crafty Ashley B

24 comments:

  1. Wow Ashley, incredible work! I can't imagine doing all this (and the quilting!) by hand, holy cow! I haven't tried hexies yet, but your project has me really interested,

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    1. I love working on hexies in the evening while watching TV! Relaxing and keeps my hands busy!

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  2. I'm getting carpal tunnel just seeing your pictures...That's some impressive handiwork!

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    1. Surprisingly my carpal tunnel doesn't flare up when I'm working on these.

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  3. Your progress looks great. I like your idea of a common color to join your larger hexagons. I have a plan-less hexagon quilt in progress also. I started it when I first wanted to try EPP. I've gotten distracted with other projects, but some day I'll finish it.

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    1. Thanks! I've actually kept this with for a bit and am really enjoying it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Now this is something I wish I could be better at! I can do half-hexies but haven't accomplished full ones... too scared! I am loving all of these colors! So gorgeous!

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    1. You should definitely try it out! They are so much fun!

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  5. These are awesome! I love the large hexies.

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  6. I like the orange stripe and the black polka dot in Hexy #1 in the six points! It makes my eye zoom around. In Hexy #2 the yellow just GLOWS! And Hexy #3, I love what you did with the burgundy in row 2/3!

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    1. Thanks, Sandra! I'll be adding another set of rows to Hexy #3; I think you'll really like it!

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  7. Such bright beautiful colors! Wonderful!

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  8. I'm liking your plan for this quilt. What size hexies are you using? Do you have an idea on what the finished quilt size will be? How do you plan to finish the edges? Sorry for all the questions I'm planning to do a hexie quilt soon and I'm enjoying seeing how other people approach it.

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    1. I'm using (almost) 1" hexies. I cut my own templates from this site (http://www.texasfreckles.com/p/downloads-patterns.html). I will tell you that if you plan on making the 1" hexies and want to make the templates yourself invest in a large paper stamp. It'll help with the consistent sizing plus save you hours of carefully cutting out paper. This is the one that I am wanting: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E3FSTN8/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER.

      I am hoping it will be a king size when I finish as that's what size bed I have.
      I'm think of finishing the edges with straight borders. I love the idea of framing it out (plus it's a nice cheat to finish out the size!).

      Good luck with the hexies! They are a bit addicting!

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  9. They are beautiful!! And cheerful!

    -Soma

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  10. I love your rainbow colors- can't wait to see how you finish these!

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Thanks for commenting! I look forward to hearing your thoughts!