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Monday, April 30, 2012

Design Wall Monday - 4/30/12

I'm back!!! Today I have a hexie update for you. The end is near and it's exciting!! I took some hexie "kits" with me last week to my conference, expecting to work on them after evening activities, but not expecting to get a lot done because we have a lot of activities. :)  Come Monday morning I decided I might as well work on them during some of the classes/meetings - there was space to work and I can listen while I sew. Sadly, I finished everything I brought with me by early Monday afternoon and that left Tuesday and Wednesday with out any hand work. Acckckckck. And, no, I wasn't able to concentrate as well in my hexie-less classes. Weird, huh?!

I have just started a full size diamond this morning, I'll have another full hexie and then 7 half hexies to do. I don't have any kits cut yet because I need to see what colors need to be augmented. Any suggestions? Then I'll finish playing with color placement of the finished pieces - I already moved two after taking this next photo. Then the sashing and the top is done. I am pretty confident that can be accomplished in May. I may eat my words come the end of May but that's my goal and I'm sticking to it.

On the way to and from my conference in Saratoga Springs, I stopped at 2 quilt stores in Syracuse. I picked up a few FQs for more hexie variety but I am most excited to have found the following 5/8" hexie fabric to use for the backing!!! There was also a black version but I didn't want to mix this design with the black batik I have been using on the front. I love how the color varies from lighter to darker shades of the teal color.


Dar said...

Absolutly stunning!!! I hope you are thinking about entering this fabulous quilt into Paducah. One of the major winers was a hand piced, hand quilted hexie quilt!!! She said there was not a single machine stitch on the whole quilt!! That meant sewing on the binding too. Yours is very unique. I'm in awe.

Lauren Sgranfetto said...

Welcome back! I missed you and your kitties!
The quilt is gorgeous!

Denise :) said...

I missed you TOO! And I LOVE your hexie quilt -- it's phenomenal!! Just incredible. Way to go, Sarah!!! How did the craft show go? Wasn't it this past weekend? :)

Janet O. said...

Every time I see this quilt it warms my heart. I have no suggestions as to which colors need more exposure. Looks pretty balanced to me. So balance whatever else you add. : )
I drove through Saratoga Springs 2 1/2 years ago on the way to Vermont. Fun place.

Michelle said...

You are back.
I'm with Janet O. I like it as it is too.
You have been a busy girl.....they actually let you sew while you were listening?

Me and My Stitches said...

Glad you're back! Your quilt is so wonderful - no suggestions from me...just keep doing what you're doing!

Vicki said...

Love your design and the darker sashing hexies make this such a dramatic quilt. Stunning. Nice job.