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.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Gail - your crosses look amazing! Someday I will do one of these quilts, after I finish a couple of my hexie quilts first...