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Jill posted on Sun, Jan 6 2013 1:42 PM

Hello All!

I just joined and will get right down to business! I did a quick search to make sure that I'm not being repetitive but, didn't find what I was looking for.... so I guess what I'm doing is truly unique.  I'm casting a wide net for this question across the web on other forums as well.

I want to make a quilt for a California King size bed. The twist? I want to to be an overall non-traditional shape. No squares or rectangles. Another twist? I've only made one quilt before but, I will have help getting the back and binding on. And I don't really want to buy a whole lot of equipment to complete this (money honey).

I don't mind if it's not really functional. I'm making it as a gift for my husband who I have been separated from for a year because we're going through the immigration process. So, if there's a way I can fit something Indian on the quilt, that would be nice too... I might just do it in the colors though.

To get an idea of what I'm talking about, I've found this quilt on someone's blog: http://seamstresserin.blogspot.com/2012/08/my-hexagon-quilt-is-quilted.html

I want this, but kookier.

Thanks for reading my life story. Haha!

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Not sure if this will help, but this was my first quilt as I didn't want to start with making sure all my points matched as a first quilt. It's a king size also. The first quilt, I learned the long arm process at a quilt shop. I have a long now in my house. 

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Hi Jill it is nice to meet you. I'm not sure I can help with your question, but someone will be along with an answer.

Life is like a quilt...bits & pieces, joy & sorrow, stitched with love

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Joni replied on Mon, Jan 7 2013 10:43 AM

Like the hexagon quilt...kookier could be in the colors your choose, and the placement of them in your blocks.  Whatever you choose enjoy the process.

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gini replied on Mon, Jan 7 2013 11:31 AM

https://www.google.com/search?q=hexagon+quilts&hl=en&tbo=d&rlz=1C1CHVN_enUS511US511&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=agXrUKiwLoSnigKx_IAg&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAA&biw=1280&bih=909

 

 

i went to google images and called up hexagon quilts, here are a lot of ideas for you

gini in north idaho

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Jill replied on Mon, Jan 7 2013 11:54 PM

Thanks for the suggestion!

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I am not sure, I am Sorry, but I can higly recommend Warm and Natural. They stand behind their products and are well know. There are copy-cats out there I hear, so careful. Make sure they are out of Lynnwood Wash. Good Luck to you, and Thanks Dawn of Lynnwood Washington.

Blessings,

Pat F, Jamestown, NY

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Jill:

 what I was looking for.... so I guess what I'm doing is truly unique.  ...I want this, but kookier.

Here are loads and loads of FREE unique, kooky designs

http://www.patsythompsondesigns.com/free-downloads/

Happy quilting

Denise Smart

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How could I forget Leah Day. Here are over 365 free designs, and a free video of how to do the designs. Some are really really kooky. Heh, you asked.

http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/p/365-designs.html

Denise Smart

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Jill replied on Tue, Jan 8 2013 7:28 PM

Wow, you guys are awesome.  I will have templates to make a new quilt every year of my marriage at this rate!

And, thanks for the warm welcome!

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