Thursday, September 1

Retro Hexies and Building Schoolhouses ..

At last, I've made a start at building my Schoolhouses...
...a very slow start it was too....not sure about this one...boy, I had forgotten how fiddly foundation piecing can be. It would have helped if the pattern was the right way, no mention on the pattern to reverse it for foundation piecing, but then again I should have known better...grrr!!
I'm thinking maybe nine schoolhouses...that is if the builder doesn't go on strike...we'll see!...
My GO die cutter has been sitting on the floor near my machine...every time I see it, it's like it's saying "when are you going to play with me"... so I thought it was about time I played a bit with my GO die cutter, I really haven't put it to any use since buying it months ago...so out came some scraps.
 I thought hexagons would be a great way to go with these scraps, with some black diamonds to make them pop...
I'm American piecing these by hand....thinking a Table Runner may be nice..

It's so nice outside, I think I might take a break out in the garden...
Take care....Have a lovely weekend...♥

19 comments:

  1. Those hexagons are so nice! They look really great contrasted against the black. And you've got an Accuquilt Go that you haven't used yet?! Goodness! Well I'm glad to got down to business. If I had an AG, the first thing I'd cut is hexagons too.

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  2. You have built a great house Julia! I know how annoying foundation piecing can be at the start. With that beautiful stack of red you have, I'm sure you will build more!
    Cute little hexies!

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  3. Oh I hope the builder keeps going - sure love the red School house!

    Love Leanne

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  4. Gorgeous Schoolhouse block!!! This quilt will look just wonderful!!! Love the hexies with the addition of the black, very striking!!!

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  5. School house on my list too, one day...
    love the Hexies

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  6. Love the house and the hexies! Cute.

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  7. 9 Schoolhouses will make a Lovely Tablerunner Julia...LOL.
    Glad you got to have a play those Hexie shapes Look Great.
    cheers

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  8. love the school house. how are the hexagons pieced Julia?

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  9. love your school house....you are so talanted....

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  10. I like both of your projects. Have not seen hexagons set that way, very dramatic.

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  11. I like your treatment of the hexies. You'll get your rhythm with the houses and you'll have a new estate before you know it. Off to Quilts in the Barn tomorrow. Hoping for good weather.

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  12. I've just printed out a sheet of hexagon patterns to cut out and use once I've cut out the fabrics...a machine that does that sounds pretty wonderful to me!

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  13. Love the school house. Looks like you did a great job on the paper piecing. The hexagons are super. Love your setting. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. I'm sure future housing construction will go more quickly and with no hesitation. Just think of the lovely quilt they'll go into.

    I'll admit my ignorance -- what's American piecing by hand (with the hexagons and diamonds)?

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  15. I like both your projects. Are the hexagons easy to assemble?

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  16. The house block looks great, I hope you keep building them. How will you sew the hexagons together?

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  17. Naughty leanne sent me here, more temptation LOL
    I like your work very much and I look forward to seeing the red school house. Maybe I can squeeze one in, as it is only small :-D
    I am a bit of a hexie fan myself and always have one on the go down the side of my chair to pick up and put down when I get the time.
    I was interested to see the drunkards path, I never got the hang of curves, so I am going back to read some back posts to see what to do.
    Blessings from England- Kath

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  18. Too funny! American piecing??? Is that as opposed to EPP? I don't have a Go but if I did it would probably sit there as well!

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  19. Loooove the Red school house, it is adorable Julia! ...and you have an Accuquilt that you had not used yet?? How did you like it?? The hexies look very cute!! I would love an AQ but alas must use my little sizzix till the bank balance allows LOL!!
    Hope you are well!
    Hugs
    jen xoxo

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