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    hexi stacking blocks.jpg

    Isn't this a gorgeous stacking block quilt?? I fell in love with it at first sight. It was in a box of orphan blocks I recieved and don't remember who sent it (If you recognize it, please PM me so I can give credit). I have studied this in the enlarged mode via photo shop. I found it was made using hexi's. Now I have a 5" half hexi template and lots of SCRAPS.. esp those left over pieces from jelly rolls.

    I cut up a bunch of scraps then printed out the above image and started putting together some Half Hexi's.. ** this is what I found out.

    1. you are gonna have lots of Y seams and a bunch of seams meeting.. so I'd call this an intermediate level quilt.
    2. Light, Medium and Dark fabrics work best..
    3. Definately put up your hexi's on a design board to keep them straight.

    And the basic unit I found to go the fastest is the next photo.
    DSCN7396.JPG

    As you sew these together, note the light goes on top.. with a medium and light together, a dark and light then the dark and medium.. Paying attention to who goes next to whom!!
    DSCN7394.JPG

    This goes fast since you are working with the 5 inch Hexi.. and depending on how many scraps you have, your quilt can be any size.. The border was done by placing all the hexi's on a background fabric, sew around the outside edge, then cut out the "center"..(the hexi's) . For larger quilts.. add 5 inches to your border, still sew around the outside edge, then trim off the excess that is underneath / or on the back side of your border.

    I hope someone can use this information.. If you find a better way to use up scraps, Please let us all know your secret or tips.
    Judy

    Click HERE to find me and My imagination
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    Re: stacking blocks with Hexi's

    Amazing - I don't know if I'd have patience enough to do one of those.
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

    "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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      #3
      Re: stacking blocks with Hexi's

      Judy - that is going to be great! Can't wait to see it come together. You are a fast worker, my friend!
      Lisa

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        #4
        Re: stacking blocks with Hexi's

        Thanks for showing how the block is constructed. It was very easy to see how they are made form 1/2 hexis. I love those building block patterns, but don't think I am at the level needed for Y seams yet!

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          #5
          Re: stacking blocks with Hexi's

          Marci Baker has books and tutorials on making these quilts.
          Way more simplified than Y seams, hexies and all that scary (to me) stuff...
          Here is a link to her site Quilt with Marci Baker | Quilt Patterns | Learn to Quilt | Quilt Videos
          Preeti
          http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/

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            #6
            Re: stacking blocks with Hexi's

            Thanks for the link....I didn't see any "how to's", just a pattern you can purchase... am I missing something??


            Originally posted by Preeti View Post
            Marci Baker has books and tutorials on making these quilts.
            Way more simplified than Y seams, hexies and all that scary (to me) stuff...
            Here is a link to her site Quilt with Marci Baker | Quilt Patterns | Learn to Quilt | Quilt Videos
            I found this link that Blondie gave me for a way to strip piece a stacking block quilt. Might be alot easier for one to do and doesn't have those Y seams. Not your Grandmothers Tumbling block
            Judy

            Click HERE to find me and My imagination
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