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Christmas Quilt - Update

Work in progress- After working on the quilt last week I realized that I needed to use plain green cotton fabric because the design began to bend into each other. See the pic below.
In the photo below you can see that I added the plain green fabric and it does make a difference.

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When I started this process I was a bit careless about how I cut the hexagons out. As I worked with the hexagons putting them together I realize that it was important to ensure that the hexagons were cut as accurately as possible. The mistake I made was using a white paper hexagon template on top of four layers of white paper, I was unable to see that I was not cutting accurately. I have cut templates out of manila folders, I checked that each hexagon template was the same size. Now it is going together like a puzzle and I can work on individual section and it will all work out.
Lesson Learned- If you can afford to buy laser cut hexagons- buy it!

The Quilting Front- The Christmas Quilt and A Scrap Quilt

December 2008 I saw a quilting video by Jackie Wills on You Tube. The video was about a hexagon Christmas quilt. Two months later I bought Using Hexagon in Patchwork by Jackie Wills. This book was self published by the author. I read the book and forgot about it.
Fast forward three years later, a friend gave me a bolt of green fabric with small Christmas designs on it. I decided that I will use the fabric as muslin to test the fit of a TNT blouse/top pattern, and suddenly the more I looked at the fabric the more I started thinking about the holidays. I found the book and as I looked at the black and white diagram for the Christmas quilt, I realise that the diagram of the was not clear and that it would have been very difficult to follow. I went to the author's website and sent her an e-mail inquiring if she had a diagram of the quilt that was easier to follow. She responded quickly and sent me a revised version via pdf file. The revised version was in color- awesome. instruction…