My husband was away fishing this week off the west coast of Vancouver Island so I had lots of stitching time. He brought me home a freezer full of salmon and halibut….yum.
I made 15 flowers this week and am rebuilding my stock before I start joining them together again. I am noticing that I have some dark fabrics in this batch, will need to look for some lighter colors to balance this out.
Linking up to Life Under Quilts
I am joining in with Life Under Quilts
as part of the Monday Morning Star count. This is a great blog where quilters link to show their English Paper Piecing with stars, hexagons or other shapes.
This week I worked on joining hexagon flowers together in rows. I think I need to add one more row of colored flowers and one more row of cream flowers to the long side and then this will be the width of the quilt. I will then add a row at a time to form the length of the quilt.
I need to get back to basting and making more flowers as I have used up most of my stock of flowers.
I picked about 13 lbs of tomatoes this morning from my three plants.
The tomatoes this year are huge
This one just fits in the palm of my hand.
My tea roses are enjoying a second bloom.
I just love the colors
Here is the 4 patch posie quilt finished. I did some free form flowers in the plain squares and stitch in the ditch for the rest of the quilt. It was a fun quilt to make.
I bought this fabric a while ago at a thrift store. I was not in love with it , but it was $2.99 and there was at least 2 metres of fabric and some smaller pieces of the matching print so I bought it. I thought it might be good for a quilt backing.
A few weeks later I was looking at the forums on the Quilting Board and came across a 4 Patch Posie and knew I had to try it.
After cutting the fabric in four pieces, carefully stacking them so the pattern matched all the way thru, I cut them into squares and put them together to make this
I was so excited to see the results. I called my husband in to see what it looked like. He tried to be happy for me, but I could tell he was not as excited as me!
Here is the top before quilting
I just need to fix my camera and can add the finished photo tomorrow.
I call this my Someday Quilt as “someday” I hope to get it finished. I know this is a long term project and it will be worth the effort in the end.
I started making hexies in March 2013 and thought that this would be a good project to work on while outside on the patio or while on car trips. The reality has been that I have made most of these while watching TV and now feel that something is missing if I am not stitching while the TV is on.
I am alternating between colored flowers
And cream colored flowers
To make a Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt
I am planning on using the fabrics for the colored flowers only once and doing some repeats with the centers. I need 120 of each flower and so far I have made 82 colored flowers and 74 cream flowers. I am not sure but I am leaning towards handquilting …someday it will be done.
I don’t really know why I have never set up a blog. Lets see where this takes me!