Sunday, October 31, 2010

My large hexagon quilt #2

Yes, my second large hexagon quilt is now completely pieced.  Also, I will add, the quilt has been nicely folded and put away in a box awaiting the year 2012 when (hopefully) it will be brought out and quilted.

For those who might be wondering about how long it took me, I think it was started in the year 2005. It is made with the 1" hexagon, using approx 3,564 of them.

Since it is so big, it was very hard trying to figure out where to photograph it. Finally, I just laid it on the bed.
Corner view

End of bed view (our bedroom is very small. This was as far back as I could get. :-)


When I think of a traditional Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt I usually think of each flower surrounded in white. So you ask, why didn't I put my flowers totally surrounded in white? Because I figured that was just too many white hexagons to baste. I think I got by with a lot less. Then again, maybe I didn't. What do you think?

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The travels of a JoQuilter Fabrics bag.

Wow! This time my "shop bag" has gone to Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. Wow! What a view.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Another hexagon quilt visits the shop

Barb B. brought her hexagon quilt in for me to see. The quote is, "Bloom where you're trans planted." I think Barb quoted that her family has lived in 29 cities, that includes the cities where their daughters have lived. And to think that I thought the 9 places Fred & I have lived was a lot!

A close up of the flowers.
Note, the leaves on each flower are dimensional and loose (only attached on one side).
Way to go, Barb.

Friday, October 8, 2010

The mural is done.

The mural in the shop entry is done. I love it! And it is definitely getting attention.
I had a husband tell me he noticed the mural and stopped so his wife could shop.

How about these details!

I just love my entry mural. You have to admit that the artist, Barb from The Cellar Urchin shop, did a great job! I love being unique and my entry is now different that any other shop in town. Have a great day!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Block of the Month

I can't believe it has been so long since my last conversation with you. Tonight we are going to focus on the Block of the Month for JoQuilter Fabrics. I believe my last update was to show you blocks 8 thru 11. I did get block 12 done but I did not take a picture of it alone. You will find it in row 2, second from the left.  Notice the half blocks in each row. I loved making those. Someday I am going to make a whole quilt of those blocks (a four-patch in a square in a square setting), they are so much fun!

This is not the final arrangement for the quilt. I will try to get a picture taken and get it posted in a few days. In the meantime, stop back and see the final pictures on the mural. Take care, and have a good day!