Friday, October 30, 2015

Crazy Hexie Top Almost Complete

My husband says he can't look at it, makes him dizzy.  I guess I'm less than enthralled with it myself. Daughter says she kind of likes it, and to go ahead and finish it, the grandgirl will love it.  Conflicted? Yep!  But here 'tis, for what it's worth.
I've about decided that it should have a narrow outside border of the white-on-white that separates the hexies, so that will be added later today.The problem areas in this top are many, having to scrape together the odds and ends of strips and kluge together the last few half-hexies being the worst of it. So, it is, in its own way, a scrappy quilt even though it's made almost entirely of one fabric line jelly roll, with a couple strips added from the backing fabric. And knowing that it will probably never again be hung for viewing in its entirety but will lay folded (or more likely rumpled) on a young girl's bed, a lot of its imperfections will hardly show.
Looks better folded on the quilt rack.
Waiting for my batting order and an order for some pearl cotton to arrive, then we'll get this one layered, hooped and begin my first big-stitch quilting adventure.  I always like a quilt top a lot more when it's spread out over the batting and the layers begin to be pinned together and I can start to see the added dimension the quilting will add.   In the meantime, there are other projects calling.

13 comments:

  1. I think it is a perfect quilt for your granddaughter! The colors are fun and bright.. Trying something different from our usual helps us see what we do like. Just a thought....an all over quilting pattern will soften and blend this one quite well.

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  2. I really like it and of course, they always look better once they are quilted and bound. It will surely be loved.

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  3. I think it looks great - a nice summertime quilt.

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  4. I can't wait to see this one quilted. I've thought about trying bit stitching, but I've never given it a try. So I'm especially interested in hearing your thoughts when you're done. I've been there, done that on a quilt to be gifted that I didn't like ... thankfully the recipient loved it, so it turned out just fine.

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  5. That's got to be disheartening when no one seems thrilled with it! I think it's beautiful!! Great job!

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  6. It is very fresh and current. Modern thinkers will love it!
    *LOL* What your hubby said about it makes me think of something my Mom told me when she looked at my purple/orange/black version of Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay. She said, "I could never get to sleep under a quilt like that!" Different strokes..., you know.

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  7. Perfection is in the eye of the beholder - looks good to me, and will look perfect to your granddaughter.

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  8. Ooooh, it turned out so pretty!

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  9. I think it looks great, to me it sparkles. Adding quilting texture in pearl cotton will be a stunning addition. She will love it!

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  10. Gosh, it looks so pretty! How funny - eyes react different, though. Quilting is going to make this just wonderful. :)

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  11. You have a wonderful blog, so inspiring! I would like to make a scrappy reprp quilt like the one you made from a Barbara Brackman pattern. I have got so many scraps! Think I will start tomorrow...

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