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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

It's hex time again!

I've been working on my 'Science'  project for the online Art Quilts Around the World blog challenge.  It's due November 30th and hoping I'll make the deadline!  So I found a picture of DNA sequencing on the web (where else would you find such a thing!) and I'm using it as my starting point for my quilt.


Perfect for hexes right!  Well, I thought they would work...so off to my stash to gather shades of blue fabric.

These are the little 5/8" hex pieces just laid on a foam board.  The finished quilt measures 11.5" x 16".  Great TV work sewing the hexes and I already have 8 1/2 individual rows sewn and I think I have about 4 or 5 more to go.  I also have something else (surprise!) that I am either stitching or painting on top of the hex quilt.  Yep, one of those idea's in my head that I may or may not be able to put to fabric!  HA
Interesting....Beth (from Quilter Beth's Blog) has a great post for some tips on sewing hexes!  Check it out here!  I usually sew my hex pieces right sides together then a whip stitch...but I'm going to try Beth's method.  Sure looks like it would prevent those times you grab the paper in your thread and don't realize it until you go to remove the hex paper!

Beth is working on a HUGE hex quilt!  Check out one of her posts with a picture of this fabulous quilt here!  Then go back to just look at some of her older posts!  She's quite talented and writes interesting posts!

6 comments:

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

Too much work for me

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I love making hexies. I have a ton, but no clew what I will do with them. Just good scrap work. I have a feeling you are making something really AWESOME with these. Thanks for the link, too.
xx, Carol

Nancy said...

That's a great selection of blues! Good luck with the project.

Marybeth said...

Who knows... the hexies may make a wonderful new contribution to science!! I love the colors and contrast you are using. Great idea.

Quilter Beth said...

Ooooo, I love your new hexie project and can't wait to see your painting/stitching on them. Thanks for referring your readers to my site. I hope my tips help someone else. It took me a good while to figure out what worked best for me with those LITTLE hexies.

Createology said...

I am grabbed and mesmerized by this DNA in gorgeous blues. Your hexes will be wonderful. They are so tiny. I shall check out your link.