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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Hexie update

This picture probably reminds you a lot of last week's photo. It is very similar but I have rearranged a few diamonds and added a few more finished diamonds. I'm trying to keep the colors balanced but was seeing a lot of orange last night when months ago I thought it had too much green and purple. I mean, one can never have enough green and purple but this did...in the beginning.  Do you see any colors that are missing now or any diamonds that should be moved? About half of what's there can be moved but I refuse to spend hours rearranging jut to try it.



And because I was messing around with my camera, I tried B&W to check values. The center round was to have a light (center) and then dark, the next round medium surrounded by dark and then dark surrounded by less dark. I see a couple that didn't quite make the cut but since the color version is ok, I am leaving them.


I have 9 more complete diamonds to make (one of which is already half done) and then the 12 half diamonds for the points. I have 4 diamond "kits" together. I am fairly certain that, unless I see some fabric that HAS to be in the quilt, I won't kit the remaining 4 diamonds until these 5 are done because I will need to decide what colors are missing. I also probably won't do the black sashing until I get all the complete diamonds finished so that I can rearrange as needed.



And look what Mom came across at a recent antique show! There was no article on this specific quilt but the magazine has some good articles and this cover will be added to my GROWING collection of hexie ideas :)


6 comments:

Janet O. said...

Oh Sarah, I think you have done an amazing job! This is soooo beautiful! Must be exciting to be nearing the end.
Thanks, Mom, Sarah needed another hexie idea! (not)

Me and My Stitches said...

LOVE your hexie quilt! I think it looks great just the way it is!

Michelle said...

Looking good!
I like the setting for the pattern your mum found too....

Denise :) said...

It never ceases to amaze me how a b/w photo can change your perspective...or rather, to see things more clearly. The black outline hexies make such a difference! It's coming along beautifully!!! :)

Connie said...

Sarah, your hexies are looking so good! Isn't it amazing how different something looks in black & white! Thanks for sharing!

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