Monday, August 30, 2010

It's a Family Thing Part VII

Today an update on my Mother in Law's hand pieced hexagons.


And there has been much progress with the completion of over 180 hexagon units out of the required 240 hexagons.


I've picked out some of my favorite hexagons, however I must say that was not easy task; there were many favorites!  My Mother in Law is a precision hand piecer, the stitches are tiny and consistent.  Each unit is pieced and the seams are pressed to perfection.

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I think you will recognize quite a few of these fabrics as my MIL has free reign to my scrap bin.  I love the way the fabrics have been fussy cut to create new patterns, with surprising results.


As a machine piecer, all hand pieced patchwork is such an inspiration.  I am definitely looking forward to seeing this quilt finished.

Links to previous Hand Pieced Hexagon posts:
Progress Report 1
Progress Report 2

57 comments:

  1. U-N-B-E-L-I-E-V-A-B-L-E

    That fussy cutting is amazing...

    Her precision is unbelievable...

    Such inspirational work...

    xxt

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  2. These are just incredible - I can't wait to see the final result.

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  4. Gorgeous! I am looking forward to seeing the finished quilt!

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  5. omg they are amazing! how inspring- i am very jealous at the level of patience some people have :)

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  6. These are just beautiful! I can't wait to see more.

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  7. What an inspiring MIL! I love the girls with kerchiefs.

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  8. Just unbelievable!! So, so pretty. This is going to be one drop dead gorgeous quilt. Looking forward to seeing the finished top.

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  9. they're amazing!!! I absolutely love the fussy cutting!

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  10. I wanted to pick up my hexagons where I left off months ago, but I can't locate them!!! Its not much but I have made a few. Plus I want to see the measurement to ensure I can use my new GO! cutter (either win a giveaway or purchase myself) for the remaining flowers.

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  11. These are stunning!
    What a wonderful work.
    Congratulations :-)

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  12. WOW these are SO AWESOME!! I wish I had the patience (or skill) to attempt something such as this!!) Can't wait to see the finished product!!

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  13. E-gads, talk about patience? I bow to her!!!

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  14. Fantastic - love the colors and movement you've achieved in your blocks!

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  15. Phyllis says: I love, love, love this quilt top. I think I will try this.

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  16. Outstanding job !
    So fascinating to look at and see all the combinations and placement.

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  17. I can't wait to see the finished quilt. Jan is one talented lady!

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  18. It's like a kaleidescope!! Now I feel like a slacker....I just put together a little kit of fabrics and 1 1/2" hex papers to take on our vacation....those are nothing compared to your MILs!!

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  19. I really like the blue on in the center, so detailed. Are you sure she isn't your mother and not MIL. You two share a beautiful talent Rita!

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  20. Well it must of taken a long time to cut the pieces tere all perfect. Wow Great work

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  21. The little scarf girls are so perfect for this piecing! Love it!

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  22. Wow! I love the piece that has the center star comprised of the blue kerchiefed girl. Every piece is so beautifully chosen.

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  23. YES!! Thankyou sssoo much!!!
    I was so inspired by this project I'm piecing one myself, cant wait to see it finished.

    180?? wow thats dedication!

    Clare

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  24. Those are amazing! What a gifted artist!

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  25. Oh, wow! Love every one of those!

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  26. This is absolutely incredible!!!

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  27. I love the little birds with the blue hounds tooth background. So adorable

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  28. Beautiful! your MIL wonderful!

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  29. Amazing fussy cutting. MIL has a great sense of colour - really lovely hexagons

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  30. Your MIL has the touch! Beautiful!

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  31. Exquisitely chosen fabrics and placements. Verra nice, ladies!

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  32. That is just amazing. Incredible fussy cutting!

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  33. Amazing!! All that work put into the fuzzy cutting sure pays off!

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  34. It boggles my mind that these are all hand-pieced! They're perfect and so gorgeous!

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  35. This is going to be a incredibly beautiful quilt. The colour scheme really reminds me of vintage 30's quilts.

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  36. Really super stunning! This quilt is going to be phenomenal.

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  37. What is the name of that pattern? I would love to look up the pattern/measurements to make my own. SO lovely!

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  38. OH MY! Those are absolutely gorgeous. Love it!

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  39. I think this is one of the sweetest quilts I have ever seen. I wish I could make something similar, but then I would need access to you fabric stash too, heh, heh. I am very impressed that she did it by hand.

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  40. ... they are fantastic! please keep us up to date with the progress and send you MIL some Thank you for sharing!
    ; )

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  41. Thank-you so much for the update! I follow your MIL's progress with much interest. She is quite a phenomenon!

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  42. I wonder, would you do a post on how your mom in law approaches fabric choices and placements for her hexagons? They are quite unique and I would love to hear her go through the design and construction "process".

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  43. This quilt blows my mind; I have never seen anything like it. The new patterns that she is creating with the fabrics are incredible.

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  44. Rita would your MIL share the specs for the hexagons? How big are the diamond papers she's using and the border ones - are they the same size?

    thanks

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  45. Those are some beautiful hexagons!

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