Monday, 14 January 2013

A Hexy Interlude (Alternative title: Hexy Overload!)


I've spent this afternoon faffing about with my hexies and thought that while I faff some more lay them all out and try to sort out the arrangement I'd bore you with share some yet more photos of the hexies.  This time I've photographed them in design groups so you can see all the similar hexies together.  There are a fair few photos so I'd make yourself a (large!) cup of tea before you get going...

Oh, and if you click on them you can see them in Flickr - there are some other photos in my Hexies set, just in case you haven't had enough by the time you get to the bottom, including four hexies that have already been culled...



Design A, part I
Design A - the first half



Design A, part II
Design A - the second half (the safety pins are marking the hexies whose seams rotate anticlockwise)


Design B
Design B


Design C
Design C


Design D
Design D


Design E
Design E - a really simple hexy, to offset all the fancy pants hexies!


Design F
Design F


Design G
Design G


Design H
Design H.  I think I need to swap the lilac spot for white, it's just not working as it is...


Design I
Design I


Design J
Design J


Design K, type I
Design K - type I


Design K, type II
Design K - type II


Design L, type I
Design L - type I


Design L, type II
Design L - type II


Design M
Design M


Design N
Design N


Design O
Design O


Design Q
Design Q (Design P was culled!)


Design R
Design R


Design S
Design S


Design T
Design T


Design U
Design U


Design V
Design V


Design X
Design Y (Design W was culled!)


Design Z
Design Z


After I'd labelled 'design Z' I had to move to a different alphabet! 

Design α
Design α


Design β
Design β


Design γ
Design γ


Design δ
Design δ


Design ε
Design ε


Design ζ
Design ζ



Two of the hexies you've seen are under threat of hexicide...these two!

Under threat of hexicide...
The hexy on the left is almost definitely going to be culled...the fate of the one on the right is in the balance!


That's it for hexies - if you want to see more photos (I can't imagine you would but there are photos the edging pieces, whole hexies, etc. if you're interested) then head over to Flickr!



And just to completely finish you off...

A few people have asked if I wrap Archie in his bed or if he does it himself.  Well, it's not the best example (he can go on for up to four minutes and travel across the room before he's happy) but here's proof that I have nothing to do with it!  (Sorry about the sound in the background, I was watching 'The Big Bang Theory'!)

video



So comfy...
Yes, I wrapped myself up...it's the only way to get it right!



I'll be back when I've sorted the hexy arrangement and made a map...I could be some time!!!  Actually, I may be back before then as it might take weeks to get that sorted!


35 comments:

  1. I knew you'd been making masses of hexies but I didn't realise you'd made THAT many! All of them are amazing. This is going to be an iconic quilt :) And Archie is such a sweet clever dog :)

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  2. WOW!! Thats a lot of hexies... your quilt is going to look stunning. I am even more convinced Archie and Sam are related, Sam does the same, never taught him he just does it... same as Archie. Sam also spends ages getting it just right.... then gets out and sleeps on the top!! Hugs x

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  3. Your hexies are marvellous. I fell out of love with my EPP large hexies and keep wondering what to do with the one's I've made and stitched together. My idea of a bed sized quilt will not be happening lol

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  4. As my kids would say - OMG - lol. Lovely, lovely hexies. Sure you'll have great fun arranging and re-arranging xx

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  5. Archie is hilarious! You should submit that clip to You've Been framed and get £250! And your hexies are amazing! So much thought and work has gone into them. My favs are set O! Jxo

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  6. Outstanding hexies! Archie is a doll! My grand dog does the same thing! LOL

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  7. WOW! So love the soft colours. And that Archie is just the most adorable, he is so sweet - I just want to cuddle him!
    Have a great week,
    xx

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  8. Oh my goodness, Helen, Archie is too cute wrapping himself up! And love the pic of his face. :) So sweet. You are right.. so many hexies to look at! I was going to try and pick a favorite design but I can't.. LOVE them all! :) Happy Monday! xo

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  9. I keep trying to think of words to use to say how amazing/fantastic/awesome the hexies are, but nothing does them justice. Love the Archie getting comfy clip!

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  10. Hexy heaven, these are beautiful, i love them all!! : )

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  11. Just in case you wanted a poll of favourites, its "S" for me. Those arrowy shapes intrigued me when you blogged your pin cushion. Just amazingly beautiful maestro piecing, Helen.
    As for Archie! . . . he's the funniest human on 4 legs!

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  12. Archie is too funny!
    I love all your hexies, but hope thse last two are saved from hexicide! Maybe you could incorporate them into the label for your hexies quilt?

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  13. Your hexies are beyond amazing!! What a masterpiece this will be! Archie should win the Oscar for best performance for.......well...they'll need to come up with a new category! The Big Bang Theory is one of my favorite shows and since there are endless re-runs I watch at least one every night!

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  14. So beautiful! This is going to be lovely

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  15. Love that last pic of Archie! I think your hexis look fabulous!! Where did you learn the foreign alphabet?!

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  16. To prove I was paying attention some of my favourites are k, s and - well e in the new alphabet but don't have that here on the iPad.

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  17. Love seeing them divided into sets. Looking forward to seeing how you decide to arrange them.
    I'm obviously a science geek - I knew all the names to the greek letters without pause :)
    Archie is too cute. And just a little odd :)

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  18. hahahahaahhahaahaa - Archie is hilarious! And those hexies are amazing :-D

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  19. Well I have lots of favs and it is sometimes one particular one in a set. I do shed a little tear for those that are not going to make it onto the quilt - could they sneak onto the back?

    What a lot of work you have done in making these and how glorious this quilt will be - once you stop faffing with the layout and stitch it up! Love the thought of a map! Perhaps we could see a photo of that as I have lain out quilt blocks before and fouled up somewhere along the line and ended up with a different layout!

    And Archie - well he is such a performer!

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  20. I'm afraid Archie has upstaged the hexies! I do love set T though :) What a lot of awesome work!

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  21. I'm stunned! Beautiful, and I learnt there's more to the alphabet than I thought!

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  22. I think my husband does a similar thing ;-) If you had caught that video half way through you might be forgiven for thinking there was a bear under that blanket! Gorgeous hexies and thanks for the reminder if the alphabet :-)

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  23. Woah!! That's a LOT of beautiful hexies!!!! Nice job! And, honestly, do you have the bestest dug in the world or what? What a guy.

    P.S. My work colleague gave us the first 4 seasons of the Big Bang Theory on DVD to watch - totally addicted!!

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  24. Wow you've just blown my mind!!!!!!!!
    I've been thinking it's time to start a new epp project...

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  25. Holy Moly! All of your hexies are gorgeous! I love them all...but I can't imagine how your fingers are not just screaming in pain!

    Archie is just too cute!

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  26. Amazing work!! You are so very precise with your stitching!! Beautiful hexies, congratulations on getting them all finished. Can't wait to see how you arrange them and get them stitched together. I wanted to reach in and twiddle with the baby blocks arrangement in design H picture. lol..
    Oh Archie is so funny!! I don't blame him for wanting to get all snuggled in his quilt, it's freezing weather.
    Ellyx

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  27. I wanted to pick a favourite hexie group but too many beautiful ones, you make me want to start all over again with a new batch.
    The hexie parade was nearly in danger of being eclipsed by the video clip....

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  28. Amazing hexies Helen, the amount of work that you have put into them is huge and they all look stunning

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  29. Helen, your hexies are AMAZING! Just incredible. I really like those with a little star design in the center.
    Archie is the cutest pup I've seen in a long time. Just adorable!

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  30. All those hexagons, amazing. Archie as usual, charming.

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  31. Helen,
    They are amazing. I shall have to gt mine out again. I have been knitting not sewing - just not enough hours in the day! Thanks for stopping by.

    Carol

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  32. I too am impressed by all those hexies, I am not sure which are my favourites. Archie is too cute.

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  33. Wow.... I am speechless - I came over from Flickr to find out where you had got the idea for the pinning hexies (the design from the funny alphabet) and I am blown away with all of your different designs! Please please please can you share your genius - I desprately want to make some of these too!

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