Saturday, June 28, 2014

Godstone Grannies......the final stretch!

I've stitched all five units of my Godstone Grannies (GG) hexagon quilt so now it is a matter of assembling the five units! This was my construction plan, one large center diamond and the four corners.


The lower left corners have been stitched to the large diamond in the middle. All of the papers have been removed except for those all around the outside edge.


In the following picture the upper right corner has been stitched to this unit!


The next step is to stitch the two remaining corners to the quilt.



I think that once they are all sewn together I am going to add a narrow border to give the quilt a straight edge. I've worked out a plan for how I will add the border and will share with you in an upcoming post!

I'm linking up with Angie's Hexie Weekend at A Quilting Reader's Garden. If you've shared a hexagon project on your blog why head over to Angie's blog and share with others? It is fast and easy and it is also a great way to get inspired by others. Angie is particularly interested in seeing replica's of old hexagon quilts that you've made or are working on. She has a picture of a very different hexagon quilt that is a replica of one made in 1920! Be sure to go take a look here!

Until I post again, happy sewing!
Karen H

20 comments:

  1. very nice! unique design. I had originally planned on cutting my border for a straight edge but now I keep trying to think of some kind of unique hexie border instead.

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    1. I saw one done with half hexagons and it worked beautifully. Just a thought.

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  2. I love the different design within the diamonds. So different. Wonderful quilt . Love it.

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  3. Love your design! I especially love the diamonds within the diamonds. Very nice!

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  4. It's looking really good, Karen!

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  5. Love how it is coming together!

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  6. Love, love, love!
    Beautiful result.

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  7. It is looking GREAT!! How exciting getting to a joining stage!!

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  8. It is just wonderful! It's going to be a greT quilt.

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  9. Beautiful intricate work Karen

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  10. so exciting to be so close to having the blocks all together, it is looking wonderful

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  11. beautiful-you are getting lots done Karen

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  12. Yours is the best eye candy, Karen. Thanks for linking to Hexie Weekend. It made my day. The quilt is so beautiful already.

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  13. the more I see of this quilt, the more I love it!

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  14. Im not sure I want to see the original GG now, yours is much much nicer looking!
    Your fabric choices and colour combos have really made a huge difference to this older design.
    Love the method of making it in pieces then stitching its parts together, psychologically it must make it feel an easier finish lol

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  15. Finalmente lo vedo!!!! è bellissimo e non so che altro dire perché ho paura che non riuscirei ad esprimere quello che veramente penso. Non vedevo l'ora di vedere tutti i diamanti di esagoni uniti. Ma come sei riuscita ad abbinare così bene i colori? Io vivo in Italia e qui il patchwork non si usa molto soprattutto nel sud dove abito. Io lo faccio da poco più di un anno e nel mio piccolo ho già fatto molto (poi un giorno ti posterò le foto). Mi piacerebbe qualcuno che mi suggerisse come acquistare i tessuti e abbinare i colori. Comunque penso che prenderò spunto da questa tua trapunta esagono. Io credo che ti scriverò per chiederti aiuto e tutto ciò che mi insegnerai sarà gradito. Grazie per tutto quello che ci fai vedere. Adoro tutto ciò che sono esagoni.....Silvana

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  16. Fabulous ! ! ! ! ! What a great quilt of yours Karen

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  17. Stupendous!!! Thanks for the link.

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  18. Fabulous! This is going to be so stunning, can't wait to see it all together.

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