Monday, May 18, 2015

Trying not to spiral out of control....

So I've sewn all the hexagons I can from stacking and whacking this piece of Phillip Jacobs fabric...


and this is how it looks...


Now there are 54 hexagons here and I was able to sew a total of 63 hexagons from that repeat.  To keep the pattern going in this layout you need 12 hexagons to make 2 rows so I'm  3 hexagons short of adding another 2 rows. I could cut full hexagon shapes from the remaining fabric but right now I'm leaning toward leaving this as it is... no need to let it spiral out of control and get bigger and bigger and bigger... as I am normally inclined to do. The potholder to twin size quilt incident in my past still haunts me... LOL!


In looking at the photo of the design wall I think I have too many hexagons that read light on the right hand side. I can change out a few with the ones I have left over. Not making this bigger gives me options... and options are good...right?

I got some great spinning designs out of this fabric...


Now to buckle down and sew the rows together and get this done. The crafty ADHD is quite strong right now as I have 2 new layer cakes begging to be cut into... and at least 6 other projects in various stages of unfinishedness. I should hang my head in shame...but I won't...when it is their time they will see the light of day again and get finished. What did Descartes say, "I think, therefore I am"... for me it is "I have lots of UFO's, therefore I am...crazy... LOL!

happy stitching-
carol fun

13 comments:

  1. this is an amazing piece of work--just love it hugs, Julierose

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  2. I have a new friend, new quilter, too, who is using this fabric for One Block Wonder. I like how you've spread yours out.

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  3. Those are just amazing designs that show lots of movement!

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  4. The original fabric is so pretty, I can't imagine cutting it. But you did and made something wonderful! I just love the whole quilt - whatever you do to it.

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  5. Looking good--sewing hexies together is one of my many WIP's

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  6. Well I think your kind of crazy is perfectly acceptable, In fact, its an endearing quality! Now I just need you to send me some of that self control for not making everything bigger.

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  7. I have more UFO's than that! Your quilt is looking amazing. I love it so much. Great job!

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  8. You, me, and tons of others are crazy with too many UFO's LOL
    I just can't seem to stay on just one project until it's done.
    I have never learned how to stack and whack, but that fabric you are using is awesome!

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  9. Oh my gosh, this is amazing. I love it!! That Phillip Jacobs fabric...I-MUST-HAVE-IT.

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  10. So creative! Amazing work! I have decided that I like quilting ADHD. It gives me lots of choices so that I can always find something I want to work on, instead of just staring at piles of fabric trying to decide what to do!

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  11. I'm always impressed by stack n whack quilts - and yours is no exception! And if you don't have a pile of UFOs hiding in the house, then I say you're just not quilting enough!

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  12. Wonderful ! It's amazing all the different patterns from that one fabric!

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