Thursday, 20 March 2014

The Finish Line Is In Sight

I've not been working on the hexies as much as I should be doing, though I been making slow but steady progress. In all appearances it looks like I've got the straight back and sides I was after.


Only I have a problem with it. To me it is not balanced, which might sound like a weird thing to say about this quilt. If you look at the close ups of the edges of the quilt shown above you will see that the large 'circle' hexie on the left is one full hexie from the edge of the quilt. The one on the left is right on the edge. I do not like that.

I thought about doing half hexies all down the right side and then adding two rows of full hexies and then the half hexies on the left. Instead I have decided to chop off half a hexie all down the right side and only add a row of full hexies and then the half hexies on the left. Make sense?


So not that much more to piece really. And you can see that the large hexie circle on the left will now be half a hexie away from the edge. This makes me happy. Happy is good.

And that has been today. Hexie cutting, basting and sewing. Sure beats yesterday. Nice and peaceful and not a call centre putting me on hold anywhere to be seen. Woohoo!

Susan

25 comments:

  1. Good decision missus! Glad you are having a better day! Jxo

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  2. Ooooh, it's lovely! I like your new plan to finish it. As before, it would bug me too. ;-) But beautiful work!

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  3. don't overthink it, it looks great

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  4. It's looking really good. I have spent the last 2 weeks trying to get into a dentist. The Jurassic era was faster!! It would have been quicker to fly to Oz & back. Maybe I should have investigated France??

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  5. Most excellent news and the quilt is to die for.

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  6. So glad Thursday was kinder to you .

    I love this piece .Its so cute and antiquey looking.

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  7. Amazaballs what our brains go through trying to restructure designs with teeny bits of fabric. But fun! Glad your day was better!

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  8. I never would have noticed that big hexie trying to escape from the left but you're so right! It looks SO much better with the additional row of LVs framing it. Smart lady :)

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  9. Happy is the best! Great you feel the balance and get ready to quilt it soon.

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  10. Happy, happy! Looking lovely! exciting!

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  11. Your finishing strategy looks good from here! Will it get borders?

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  12. It is looking very good now, I expect you will be all done soon.

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  13. My oh my, that is one soft and radiant beauty all in one. Well done!

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  14. Just looking at these hexies makes me smile :)

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  15. How many hexies is that? Looks amazing - must try hexies this year, I must!

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  16. There is just something gorgeous about hexies. Love your top and colour choices.

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  17. Wow !! its really amazing pics and i really like it thanks for share this images and I'm publish these pics on my website InLineCom ad their users.

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  18. Fingers crossed for better days like Thursday! love the progress. x

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  19. I like your newer balanced version too! Now I'm curious to see what you'll do on the edges - border or simply bind it as is...

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  20. Makes perfect sense, and it's looking fab.

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