Friday, August 23, 2013

Zig Zag Hexed Twice!

 
Zig Zag Hex!
Side One 
My Original Pattern
Quilt Size: 60" by 65"
 
 Zig Zag Hexed Again!
Side Two
 
This is my first "Thoroughly Modern Quilty."
I am feeling pretty chuffed as these actually worked up
to look just like the images in the quilty place in my head.
My inner Quilty Muse is pleased.
 
 
This is where it started,
with a sketch, a stack of possible fabrics and two rulers ...
my 6.5" x 24" standard ruler and a large 60 degree angle ruler,
both from Creative Grids ...
and with the help of my inner Quilty Muse.
 
Thanks to all who tried to help me decide whether I should
"Orange or Not"
Here
As you can see, in the end the orange jumped in for the pieced back.
It does make a bold statement and I am happy that I went
with the lower volume palette on the front.
I do also like the orange zing on the back.
My hubby liked the back and thinks this should be called the front.
 
I think I shall just call it a "Two Sided Quilt."
 
The easy hexagons were pieced from 2.5" strips.
 

I made two identical 2.5" strip sets with three strips each and used my 60 degree angle ruler to cut the triangles to form the hexagons.
 
 
I made three blocks from these strip sets,
on "in" and one "out"
 
 
and one with the extra triangles.
   
 
I pressed one strip set in and the other strip set out and nested the seams as I sewed the triangles together to form the hexes.
 
 
I sewed in halves and then sewed the halves together.
 
 
I placed the hexagons up on my design wall
where I wanted them to be in my quilt.
 

Then I added the strips for the zig zag.
The zig zag was also pieced with 2.5" strips.
These strips measure 6.5" unfinished.
 
Figuring how to piece the setting with no "y" seams took a little time,
but I was able to sew everything into rows and then sew
the rows together as for an on-point setting.
 
 
My quilty kitties, Katniss and Butterfly were also very helpful.
 
 
So was my grand-kitty, Pepper, who stayed with us
while The Happy Couple were honeymooning.
 
Once I worked this out, the top went together easily ...
around frequent stops to visit a couple of doctors and
to go get my eyes "mapped" and other pre-op preparations ...
and to just rest my eyes now and again.
 
I really like this pattern and hope to be taking
what I have learned in the design process, making a few small changes
and adjustments to make the construction easier,
and that I will be making it again soon in solids.
 
I have some very labor intensive quilting in the works
and it will take me sometime to post the finished quilt.
I am looking forward to taking my time quilting this one.
 
>>> "just keep sewing" <<<
 
I hope you have enjoyed my hexie happening
for this hex of a blog hop!
 

Please visit all my Hexie Queen For the Day friends!

Friday, August 23

Sew Peace to Peace
Life in the Scrapatch ( you are here! )
 
Thanks to

Madame Samm @ Sew We Quilt

and

Debby @ Debby Kratovil Quilts


This blog hop is "sew hexilerating" !

I want to make one of everything I see!

... just keep sewing ... just keep sewing ...

 
... and hexing!

~ <3 ~

 

84 comments:

  1. so nice your Hexies are. I love the colors you worked with. Have a great hopday

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  2. I think your hexie quilt is looking terrific.And very modern. I am glad they match that quilty place in you head! lol...

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  3. Thank you for sharing your technique for making such fantastic hexies. The quilt is beautiful!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your design of the hexies....the colors are beautiful. Have a great day.

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  5. I like your hexie-version very much, the fabrics are great and you did a very good job!
    Thanks!

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  6. WOW! That is one beautiful quilt. It looks really, really good! Be sure to keep those eyes in great condition and have them magiced up by your doctors. I'll light a candle for a good result if you let me know when!

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  7. Your hexie version is awesome, I like it very much. Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  8. Love the gentle colors any the layout chosen for your hexies. Very pretty.

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  9. It's so much fun to see different ways to make and incorporate hexies into fun and imaginative projects. I am loving your quilt and the colors you worked with!!

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  10. Great quilt - I love the colours. Thanks for sharing a great tutorial too.

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  11. I like your hexies - thank you for sharing your method!

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  12. I really like your hexies made using the 60 degree triangle. I'm wanting to do some of that myself with strips or border prints. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Wow! Simply beautiful! Blessings, Marlene

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  14. Oh fantastic job!! I really love this project

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  15. Congrats on being Queen today my Friend! what a darling, modern design you've come up with!! I like both sides :)

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  16. Absolutely love it! Love the pop of color the orange added to the back. Seeing it makes me totally rethink my "no orange" comment!

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  17. How beautiful!!! Wow!
    Good luck with your eyes. I'll keep you in my prayers.

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  18. Your quilt is gorgeous! Congrats on being in the tops of the day!

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  19. love your zig zag hexie quilts...beautiful work.

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  20. Hexies and zig-zags... What a great combo! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I love the colors you used in your hexagons. I just finished a quilt using this method and loved it.

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  22. What a beautiful quilt Pat ! Congrats for being in the top two today ! P.S. I love the music today as well, I feel like I'm at Carnegie Hall !

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  23. Bowing down to Queen Of Hexies!

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  24. Like the 3 row hexagons, gives a nice effect.

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  25. I love the colors you used on your projects. Congratulations on a top spot for today.

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  26. IN LOVE with the first hexi pattern!! I NEED TO MAKE ME ONE!!!! thanks for sharing!!!

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  27. Wow! This is just beautiful...I love your design!

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  28. Great idea and awesome fabric choices!!! I can't wait to see the quilt finished... :-)

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  29. Stupendous! I love the fabric :) Hello Kitties!

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  30. I like the muted colors on your front myself, but I agree, the zing of orange is intriguing. You do a fantastic job, especially if you're having eye issues, that's impressive! I hope your surgery goes well in Oct, my mom is in surgery today... hernia though, not her eyes yet! Thank you for sharing your project, and the kitty pictures!
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

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  31. Very fresh and modern colors! Thanks for sharing your technique.

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  32. You are one talented lady! That is a beautiful and unique quilt. An inspiration.

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  33. I love the way you made those hexies. I am going to go try it right now! You inspired me!

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  34. A beautiful design, Love it!

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  35. I love your design...how. creative you are.

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  36. It is just gorgeous! Love both sides. Very modern, Great work! ;)

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  37. Looks terrific... your helpers are so sweet!!

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  38. i love your quilts and the colors that you used. amazing! great job!

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  39. Love your quilt! The zig zag is really stunning!

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  40. Lovely quilt - thanks for sharing.

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  41. What a great job you've done on your Thoroughly Modern Quilty! I love the colors and the playfulness of the pattern/design. And yes, that pop of orange is perfection :*)

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  42. you just awe me....your design is absolutely my cup of tea...and to think you make it look so easy with your tut....imagine what I could do with this now...

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  43. Both sides are fabulous! Very, very creative and I love that orange!

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  44. Congrats on being chosen for today's queen list. I love your colors and modern take on hexies.

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  45. Uhhh looks SEW nice, I keep forgetting about hexies like these. hmmmm i MIGHT try this soon

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  46. Lovely! And I love the kitties, your black and white one looks like my Griffie!

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  47. Very pretty and I LOVE the side with the orange zigzag through it.

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  48. Gorgeous! Love the colors and your method of making hexies.

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  49. I love your modern approach to the hexies. Nice work and thanks for sharing.

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  50. What a wonderful piece, Pat and it will be even better once quilted. Love your two quilt inspectors along with the guest one! How you found time to do all this plus the wedding---wow!

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  51. What a truly lovely quilt - modern and fresh and innovative! And you really mean you let that CAT sleep/nap on it? You're much more tolerant than me. But, hey - what are a few cat hairs? Thanks for sharing today.

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  52. I love the Two-Sided Quilt. As you already have stated, people have their person preferences. I like the "front" because I love pastels and particularly blue and yellow. However, the pop of orange is fantastic. Thanks for the tutorial. How clever to use the extra ins and outs to make anothr block. I like a lady who doesn't waste.
    Hope you are doing better with your eyes. I've had two MRIs - one brain and one eye orbits. The brain MRI showed no masses, but something questionable on around the optic nerve. So, the second MRI. I didn't have the results of the 2nd one when I went back to the opthamologist. He didn't look it up in the system either. My primary care had ordered the MRIs while I was waiting for my appointment. He referred me to the pediatric opthamologist for probable surgery. My primary care referred me to neuro-opthamologist 2 hours away. So when I saw the pediatric, he said that was totally appropriate. There is excessive pressure on the optic nerve. He said if my appointment does not get moved up when the specialist reviews the info, then he will get me into see another neuro-opthamologist. So, hopefully, we'll find a resolution.
    I'm sure you had a ball sitting for the grandkitty. Thanks for participating and wowing me with a, I mean 2, great quilts. I always wait with anticipation for your post in these hops.

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  53. Congrats on being chosen. Awesome quilt. You really did a challenge, and raised the bar high!

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  54. Love, love, love your quilt. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  55. Very pretty quilt. I love the fabric. Well done.
    cheers
    maggie

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  56. Congratulations on being in the top 3 today. Your quilt is terrific!

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  57. Very nice hexies. Love the zigzag effect.

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  58. Your hexies are quite beautiful!

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  59. I love that you can make it from 2.5" strips. Striking!

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  60. Gorgeous and I LOVE the side with the orange zigzag through it.

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  61. Wow, your quilt is amazing. Thanks for sharing in the fun.

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  62. Thanks for sharing the technique. I love the colors.

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  63. LOVE it!!!!!
    Can't wait to see it all quilted! Will have to follow you so I can see the end results:)
    Great job!

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  64. Your design is fabulos, I can' t wait to see this quilt finished.
    Just keep sewing ☺

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  65. I really love this quilt -- both sides! Will you be making a pattern available? You should! :-)

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  66. Love the quilt - love the design and the fabric choices and the style. It is just fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. I absolutely adore your quilt -- both sides! Such a great modern design. I hope you are able to write it up as a pattern! I know I'd love to buy it. Great job.

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  68. Your quilt is beautiful as usual, the design is amazing and I love the orange. Blessings Sandra

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  69. A wonderful modern hexie quilt. Your helpers are sweet.

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  70. Finally got my computer back and am trying to catch up with all my bloggy friends. This looks as though you put a ton of thought into it. I am not much of a modern quilt person but you did a superb job!

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  71. Beautiful hexies - just love the colors. Congratulations on having the quilt-in-your-mind turn into a fabulous physical quilt!

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  72. Great pattern. Love your pictures with cats.

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  73. Zig Zag Hexed Twice is awesome! What a beautiful pattern. Thank you for sharing your method of making the Hexed Twice quilt. I will have to try that one of these days. On and hugs to your quilty kitties. They are adorable.

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  74. Hiya!!! WOW, can you send your muse on a visit to me. I never get such great inspirations, except during these great blog hops. Then there is so much going on in my mind, I can't keep it straight lol. Thanks for sharing. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  75. Your hexies quilt is looking wonderful!

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  76. Love your fresh and pretty hexie quilt! Absolutely gorgeous.

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  77. Wonderful quilts. I both sides. I am not sure but for me I might just make both side their own back and have two finished quilts. They are both that cool. Thank you for showing your steps on how you put it together.

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  78. Silly me, sign up for a hop while I'm going on vacation - I'm still playing catch up! I'm so glad your project came out the way you wanted it to - doesn't always work that way for me. LOL. The front is cool but I think I am with the hubby - I like the zigzag effect of the orange on the back. To each our own! Have fun quilting your masterpiece!

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  79. Wow, that quilt is just terrific!! Love your colors, your zig-zaggedy design... very cool. Very modern. (I'm still trying to figure out the modern thing...) awesome!

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