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11  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: My iSpy quilt/hexie pattern questions on: June 21, 2014 01:39:21 PM
Disclaimer- I'm not speaking from experience.  I'm just making an educated guess!

I would approach this by thinking of rows rather than stars.  Looking at the bottom row, you can make units using the hexie, the upper right triangle, and the lower left triangle.  Once the triangles are attached to opposite sides you'll have a diamond shape.  When all the diamonds are made you only have to sew straight seams to put them together into rows.  The lower left triangle becomes the lower right triangle of the hexie to the left, so there's no need to add the triangles around each hexie and mess with Y seams.  For this to work, though, you need to be consistent with the triangles you add - always use upper right and lower left or upper left and lower right.

I hope this makes sense!  I can see it in my mind's eye, but I'm not sure I'm getting a good description here.
12  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Billboard, blue jean and blacksmith blanket on: February 11, 2014 12:00:01 PM
WAY better than what I drag around for outdoor events!
13  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Ugly baby quilt in pink and orange on: February 11, 2014 11:57:21 AM
I don't think it's horrible at all!  Not knowing what was in your mind's eye, I like that it's bold and graphic.  The quilting looks fine, too.  Are you disappointed with the pattern you chose to quilt it or your ability?  If it's the latter, cut yourself some slack!  It's your first time, and I would have to hate you if it was perfect.  Grin 
14  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Would you recommend this for a beginner? on: February 11, 2014 11:41:05 AM
I agree with donniesgirl.  Beginning quilters usually start with a four or nine patch.  The nine patches are already in this quilt, and the alternate blocks can be made from strip sets.  All the seams are straight and there aren't any bias edges, so go for it!
15  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Finished up a UFO [Mermaid Wall Hanging] on: October 22, 2013 08:11:27 AM
I recognized this pattern right away, because I've always loved it.  The problem is I never wanted to mess around with actually making it in glass.  Roll Eyes  Thank you for posting this; I'm going to look at all my glass patterns with an applique eye now.
16  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Magnificent Butterfly Afghan on: September 01, 2013 12:58:17 PM
Sorry you are having a rough go of it lately, but this is just beautiful!  Here's hoping things settle down for a bit...
17  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Advice for border colors? on: August 29, 2013 03:11:22 PM
That is so cute!  Does she know about it or is it a surprise?

I'm probably too late, but I'll still throw in my two cents.  Wink  The center is so graphic that I think a pieced border will compete too much with it.  I would stick with either solids or something that reads solid (tie/hand dye, tone on tone print, etc).  I would do two or three strips, and if you want to add another color royal blue or red would be nice.  I'd only do a 1" or 1.5" strip so that it's just an accent, but some people don't like strong accents like that.  If you have a couple of solid borders you can do the binding in a print or stripe, and since it's not right next to the center squares they won't fight.

Looking forward to seeing whatever you choose!
18  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Oh Captain, my Captain on: August 27, 2013 08:24:54 PM
Beautiful work!  I'll bet the lucky couple was beyond thrilled.
19  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Just in time for game seven. on: June 11, 2013 09:36:48 PM
Thank you!
20  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Craig's list find on: June 11, 2013 09:32:10 PM
Score!  I don't know why, but everyone else's scraps seem to be more interesting than my own.  Cheesy
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