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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Hexagons


Earlier this year Lynne from Lilys Quilts started hosting a "Hexalong" inspired by this quilt pattern.  I was really keen to join in but daunted by the prospect of hand piecing.  I did attempt one block which took about 4 hours and ended in tragedy so i was keen to see if i could machine piece it (which is how the original Candied Hexagon quilt is made.)  I purchased the templates - the large hexagon templates form Marti Michell - and they are fantastic. You can make all sorts of variations of this block - ive only attempted a few so far.


They are still fiddly and time consuming but this will be another one of those slow projects...

speaking of which Im still going slow on the Daisy Chain Sampler!  Im determined to get this finished though.  Unfinished projects annoy the crap out of me!


Im on the home straight!...

x

9 comments:

kirsty@shoproomstudio said...

looking divine! love the makeover too. gorgeous hexies.

x

Marg said...

Your hexies look lovely,love your fabric choices. If I tried to machine sew them it would end in tears!!!
I can't wait to see the Daisy Chain Sampler finished, it's going to look stunning.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Happy Hexis indeed!! They're bright, fun and cute too!! You know I love your sampler. Have the stitch instructions been easy to follow?

Shay said...

I'm so looking forward to seeing that sampler in all it's finished glory. It's completely darling!

It seems the blog world has gone hexie mad. I finally sucked it up and started doing mine. There is no way I would attempt machine quilting so I bow to your greatness. (Fabulous fabric choices too by the way!)

anne said...

Wow love your sampler and the hexies are looking great tooo. I have just started this quilt but I am hoping, fingers crossed to hand sew it. What set of MM templates did you get. The pattern says set H but I did not think it had enough of the shapes so have made my own templates. If the MM templates make it easier I wonder if I should invest in a set. Any help would be
great.

Catherine said...

You are doing such a beautiful job on that sampler Melissa. Embroidery is so time consuming and I find it a little tricky to get it neat, yours looks perfect and the soft colours are really pretty. Unfinished projects bug me too. xo

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Sally said...

That Q is amazing. Love it!

morry said...

wow, This hexis is looking awesome. I appreciate your great creativity. Finishing was amazing.
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