Friday, 12 August 2011

Hexalong - I'm stuck and need ideas

I've added triangles and added triangles and added triangles and it's got bigger and bigger and bigger but I don't know what to do next and would love some suggestions.



34 comments:

  1. keep going, it would make a lovely quilt!

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  2. I spy the Portimao bridge! Sorry, no help at all!!

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  3. I'm too busy being jealous of your vacation spot and the fact that the kids allowed you enough time to make this while on vacation to offer you any suggestions.

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  4. Whoa..yours has gotten big! Hmm...that didn't come out very lady-like :-\

    Well, since I saw your first post about this, I've been thinkink I'd like to make a floor pillow with one of these with a big covered button in the middle. 5-6" strips around the sides to give it some height and either another pieced hexie on the bottom or one solid piece of fabric.

    That's my plan.

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  5. Brilliant! Do you want it to end up square/rectangular or a hexagon? How about a border of the charcoal and then more triangles but just the prints, followed by a charcoal binding? Or you could make it square by adding solid setting pieces so that it floated in the background then perhaps piece another border for it. Of course, if you're on holiday for a while longer I think you should carry on EPPing!

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  6. I don't have any suggestions but wanted to tell you I really like the black in this quilt. Makes your colors pop.

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  7. My first thoughts are to make another one (i.e. a back), quilt them, sew them together with a zip and stuff - you now have a floor cushion. OR you could quilt & bind & make it a cool table centre. OR just keep feeding your hexie addiction and make it into a quilt! Jxo

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  8. Is your dining room table a massive round one? How about a centre cloth for that table - stop now, quilt it with a thinner batting, bind and presto, done! (but then what would you do with your idle vacation hands?) I seem to remember red walls in that room? Or am I making that up. This is stunning. Another option would be to just buy that vacation home and leave your hexy triangles artfully draped over the lovely wall there b/c it looks perfect.

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  9. my suggestion is only to keep going until it is big enough for a bed, then finish up and send it to me.

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  10. Add a black/charcoal border, then add a border of triangles, then bind in black?

    It looks great... I didn't realize its size until the next photo!

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  11. This really would make a fun quilt. Just keep going!

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  12. You've got quite a few colours there, how about turning this into the center of a big star? You could build up the points of the star using little triangles of the same dimensions you've aleady used. Maybe pick a different colour from the center for each point, with a sort of gradient mix of that one colour. Then coz you've already got black, set the big star into a black background.
    Does that make any sense? I can see in my ead what I mean, but I have no idea how it would work in reality.

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  13. I'd say just keep going, it'd look stunning.

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  14. Not sure what size I is yet but I wold make it playmat size by perhaps adding a few more rounds, add some lovely thick wadding and back. Plus a cracking binding and you have the best present in the world.

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  15. My first thought was maybe a big black triangle on each side giving you a large star echoing all the little ones...but then what to do with a large star? It's looking great as it is :)

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  16. I'd make it into a large star with points in the same dark color as the smaller stars, then I'd put it into a circle, a la Big Little George, and then put that circle into a square. I'm too traditional to end at a circle or hexagon, and also I prefer functional quilts rather than artsy wallhangings.

    You are way more creative than I am, so whatever you decide will be great!

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  17. I've made a suitably random suggestion over at the balcony shot on flickr ... go people, it's wonderful ...

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  18. I would add the big black triangles as above to make a star then add lots of the print triangles as background to square it up.

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  19. Tabletopper with wonderful pottery! It's gorgeous. I might make it square.
    Carol

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  20. You could fo.d it up, put it in the post and send it to me! Just kidding...but only a little.

    I like the idea of adding big black triangles to make a star. It would be stunning.

    Or you could just keep going with what you are doing until it tells you what it wants to be.

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  21. my only suggestion is to invite me to your vacation next year! I'm sure if I were there in person I could solve your dilemma in an instant. ;)

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  22. I think a scrappy binding is in order!

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  23. You're just showing off the background! How lovely. As for the patchwork, I'm just now finishing a 16" hexagon with arcs to turn it into a circle. Tempting, yes?

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  24. You could send that pic of it over the balcony at the vacation to Kaffe Fassett for his next book. May not be his fabrics but it would fit right in with his shots of beautiful quilts in spectacular settings.

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  25. Just found your blog! Its wonderful! The hexagons are really great and the colour mix exciting. Are you planning to make this into a quilt? I would keep this in the center and build around it with a combination of charcoal and coloured strips, ending with a hexagon border!

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  26. I'm too distracted by that last shot to think straight.

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  27. Big black triangles to make a bigger version of this with lots of little ones inside it! :)

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  28. Stunning quilt and in a stunning location. My friend made something similar and as we were doing a round robin I set it into a circle and then squared it off. It is on one of my posts. If I can remember which one I will let you know. Whatever you decide it will look fantastic.

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  29. Just go on, you're doing GREAT!
    And if you go on, so will your quilt be (great in size)
    Here's a link to a blog of a Dutch (hand!!) quilter, with a pace equal to yours. She's in the proces of making a quilt form all kinds of reds in the -mini-tumbler-quilt. As they resemble thimbles, she calls it her small-thimblesquilt (=vingerhoedjesquilt).
    Have a look:
    http://supergoof.web-log.nl/mijn_weblog/vingerhoedjesquilt/
    and just keep going and enjoying the sunshine in P!
    The sun's not here, over here it's autumn ...

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  30. I love it like that, especially lazing beside that gorgeous pool!!! Now I have hexi and swim envy! xo

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  31. I'm home!!! All that pent-up blogcasm waiting to get out!
    Chuck it in and see if it floats? A kite, or maybe a gazebo?

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  32. Check out two books by Sara Nephew - Serendipity & Doubledipity. The 1st one is out of print, but you can maybe find one used or at your library. Here is the 2nd one on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Serendipity-Quilts-Sara-Nephew/dp/1930294042. She does all kinds of interesting quilts with 60 degree triangles, you could get some fun setting ideas and borders.

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  33. Hexagons are not my favourite shape but that is looking fabulous!

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  34. What if you added black borders to make it square (using whatever shapes you would need to make it a square) and then add a hexagon border like you did the triangle border on the other recent quilt you made? Does that make sense?

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