Friday, February 6, 2009

The Growing Hexagon Quilt

It appears that I have a 'wonky' corner, but I don't care. It's not going into any quilt competitions, so it will be just fine. I don't think I am quite finished yet. I think I will add another black floral border, wider than the 'two row' rectangles, then use up my scraps for a scrappy binding after it is quilted. As it is, I am about out of scraps, so I may have to dig out some more of the same fabrics, or just fill in with the black floral to make sure I have enough to go around. It took me half a day just to do the scrappy border. The squares (really, rectangles) were not mathmatically figured, so on the corners, there are only partial squares, and honestly, more like slivers, but again, I don't care. It's just for me anyway. I really do wish that the camera would show the colors like they really are. This quilt is much brighter, with much bolder colors than the camera tells. Maybe it is because of the dark and light fabrics. Maybe I have confused the camera. I guess you'll just have to take my word for it.

I'm done for the day. I think I will add the floral border tomorrow, then get out my quilt frame and Juki, maybe quilt it either tomorrow evening or Sunday. I sewed in the sunshine again today, and I loved every minute of it. I love my new machine, and sewing table.








9 comments:

Julie said...

I love it!!! I am crazy for anything scrappy. Well done!!

Blessings,
Julie

Lori said...

Another black border would really make it pop. It's beautiful, nice job, wonky and all. I'm with you, who cares, it's the love you put into it not how perfect it is. God loves us and we're not perfect so why not quilts?

Lori said...

Another black border would really make it pop. It's beautiful, nice job, wonky and all. I'm with you, who cares, it's the love you put into it not how perfect it is. God loves us and we're not perfect so why not quilts?

Hazel said...

Thanks for visiting my blog ,your very welcome , I didn't say anything that wasn't true .I love visiting your blog and seeing your home and wonderful treasures ,it's the high light of my day .Can't wait to see your finished quilt .

Sue said...

I love it! That border just sets it off. You have given me an idea for the border on Marcia's quilt. I have 8 squares done....a lot more to go. Sune filtering through a window is one of my favorite "views".

Gina said...

It's beautiful Michelle.

I love the shot of the sewing table in the sun.

Enjoy the quilting

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Amelia said...

The black just seems to do the trick for corraling all the colors. Love it!

Yes, the sunlight is so much better than artificial light. Supposed to be 70 again today here...then cooler weather and rain starting tomorrow.

Have a fun day!

Kristie said...

I was going to email you today, I had not heard much from you for a few days. :)

Love the quilt! It looks wonderful! Your fabrics are perfect for it!
Kristie

StitchinByTheLake said...

Michelle I'm so glad you're continuing to show us this quilt as it grows. It's just wonderful and I'm almost inclined to make one....but not quite. It looks hard! :) blessings, marlene

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