Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Piecing Together The Puzzle

I've been working on sewing the various pieces of the hexie quilt together into one larger bit.


My ruler is there to give you an idea of the current size. I find attaching the larger pieces so much more difficult than when just sewing wee hexies together. All that bending and manipulating. The poor quilt top is shedding hexies papers faster than a toddler sheds clothes on a hot summers day! But I do like the way it is looking so therefore it is worth the effort as far as I am concerned.

And while I stitch I contemplate quilting options. I had first thought to hand quilt it so that I finished with a quilt that was totally done by hand. But I think that time will be an issue here if I am to get it done for the quilt show so machine stitching looks like the way I will be going. Ideas are forming like new life forms in my mind.

Susan

26 comments:

  1. The hexies are larger than I realized, this is going to be an excellent quilt.

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  2. It is gorgeous! Looks like you have some stitching with you for the midterm. Hand stitching would be great but I am sure you will find a nice way to do it with the machine as well.

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  3. Awesome Susan! I've been taking the papers out except through edges of my rose stars to make it easier to sew the bigger pieces together. Maybe machine quilt then add hand stitches if you have time?

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  4. I like your non-traditional traditional approach here, and love all those varieties of light hexies. how big are you aiming for?

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  5. Oh I think I see how this will finally look now! Yes I agree with Lucy...

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  6. Ahh it's amazing!! are you counting how many hexies are in it??

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  7. That is s lot of low volume. Love how you surround it with the various size rings of dark fabric. It looks great.

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  8. Hi Susan! This looks so beautiful! Are you making full size quilt? Wow! I'm starting also little hexies - they are so fun to sew. Your design is wonderful! x Teje

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  9. This will be such a beauty... Lovely

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  10. I love it - it is for me, right?

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  11. Ha, I love the idea of you wandering along, sewing this, with hexie papers gently fluttering behind you...

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  12. It looks very hexy
    Looking good

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  13. Looks fab, hope you're enjoying the process :o)

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  14. It's going to be marvellous! Actually, it already is!

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  15. It's looking good, bit of a pattern happening there.

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  16. How many hexies are you aiming for?

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  17. Ahhhhh . . . Ideas envy,Fabric envy, Piecing envy, Precision envy, You're the best Miss Susan.

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  18. It's looking amazing, S! What about quilting by machine to hold it together, then hand quilting for accent? It would look so great with a few of your stitches showing through.

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  19. Hi Susan! I've nominated your blog for Leibster Award because you know I love your blog. You can find out more about the award here: http://prsd4tim2.blogspot.com/2014/02/did-you-ever-play-20-questions-liebster.html I can't wait to read your answers, so be sure to let me know when you post!

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  20. it's fab! How big are you planning?

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  21. I don't know if I've commented because bloglovin is all messed up but these hexes are so lovely.

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  22. But you're a super stitcher! Hand stitching would be a lovely touch but it would be a pity for the ladies of Uttoxeter to not see you beautiful work because you're still stitching away. Another vote for machine quilting with a few 'Susan touches'

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