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Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Hexagons

Leah Day asks what are we working on. Well, the socks in the previous post, obviously. And the hexagons as well.


I put them on a chair in my Sun Parlor hoping to get a reasonably good photo with good color, and that worked. But this is obviously the last time that is going to happen. At this point I have all of the light, and medium light hexagons sewn on. And I've begun with the medium dark. I've pulled a few of the lighter medium dark to start with. But even with that, what I hoped would happen with the values is just beginning to show.

I do this project while watching TV. I was asked how I could do that, but it is actually quite easy. The basting was literally mindless. No real thinking required. There was more learning how to organize what I was doing with my hands than anything else.

Sewing them on does take some thinking. I am choosing which hexagon should do where, and I have to think about that. I want this to end up somewhat free form in shape, and I'll need to pay attention to that as well. I've got the medium dark and dark groups separated in plastic bags.

I've also moved to a different thread. The light beige thread was beginning to show, as white, on the medium dark fabrics. I bought two shades of grey embroidery thread. That kind of thread is thinner than regular sewing thread.

It is an interesting project.

10 comments:

  1. Looking good Stella!! I just finished my hexies and made a zipper bag. I FMQ it with hearts and stitch in the ditch (free motion too). I love the mindless part and it keeps my hands busy.

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  2. I'm so glad I've started with my hexies too, its sooooo relaxing, I sat outside while my little one played and before I knew it, I had a whole bunch ready..

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  3. Hexies look fun. May I ask where the project is coming from? I'd love to learn. :)

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  4. Someday I will play with hexies again. I love to do hand work while watching TV. It is very relaxing but most of the time I do something that doesn't require a whole lot of concentration. I love the idea of a free form shape and the use of the values. Good luck

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  5. I just ventured into the world of hexies. I like your scrappiness - looking forward to the hand work and portability, but no idea where this will take me.

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  6. It certainly is an interesting project! I love the variegated hex pattern, you're placing them just right! You're right about watching tv while quilting - I do the part of the project that I have to think about in the morning, and save the mindless part for evening.

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  7. I like how you are arranging the different values of fabric :) I do like to EPP while watching tv, too :)

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  8. Looking pretty and fine! Those little hexi's are catchy!

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  9. I usually knit while I watch tv, but your hexies are very tempting!

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