Monday, June 25, 2012

Design Wall Monday–June 25, 2012

Today’s design wall is the same project as the last two or three weeks, but I have one complete block to show, plus progress on others.  I haven’t photographed all of the new blocks that I have started, but here are some:

The top left block is finished, ready to be joined to the sashing, once the sashing is made. The top right and bottom left still need another set of hexies. The bottom right is the beginning cross and the second set of hexagons.


As you can see, the left block needs two more yellows and then a last set of hexies, I haven’t found just the right color for those yet. The right block is the beginning cross and the second set is from a different section of the same print. 


All of these crosses are from the same piece of cloth. I am amazed at how many different illusions can be made from the same print, if you have the ‘right’ kind of print.  I’m also learning that  the blocks lie flatter and generally are better if I do the stitching in a different sequence than was recommend in the pattern instructions. That is  just a ‘me’ thing.

I am also amazed at how much I look forward to the evenings when I sit and do the hand stitching. Who knew I’d  enjoy hand piecing and dreadful summer television?!

Hop over to Patchwork Times to be inspired by the design walls of a few dozen talented quilters.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Design Wall Monday for June 18, 2012

On the design wall today, same project as last week but with a little progress. I’ve made a few more crosses, and added the next ‘round’ in some. Most of my time seemed to be spent cutting more hexagons.  A few hours were spent in the sewing room  folding fabrics that I pulled for this project and sorting them into piles of Used-may need to cut some more pieces, To Be Used, and Won’t Work for this Project. I can actually see my cutting board again!

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I’m finding that there are a couple of crosses that I like quite well, there are a couple that I will take apart and restitch because the design doesn’t match/align well enough to suit me, and there are a few that I probably will not use at all. Clicking on the photo will enlarge for a closer look.

There are a lot of quilters sharing their work today over at Patchwork Times, take a look, you’ll be inspired!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Design Wall Monday-June 11, 2012

I’ve made some progress on my Patchwork of the Crosses, and then I ran into a delay.  I’ve put together more of the center crosses, some of which I like very much, others I will probably not use at all. Some of the fabrics that I thought would make interesting visuals when made into the cross just don’t work.  Then, when getting to the next row or two, the fabrics I planned to use aren’t working as well as I would like, either.

However, I did take a few pictures of some of the ones that I like:

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Can you tell which ones are from different parts of the same fabric?  The two purple ones , bottom row, second photo above are pretty obvious. Can you tell that the first photo, center top (orange and white) and the third row, gray and white are the same fabric?  In the photo below, all the print hexagons are from the same fabric.

Thanks for stopping by. There are a lot of quilters sharing their work today over at Patchwork Times, take a look, you’ll be inspired!