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Monday, February 08, 2016

Design Floor Monday - 2/8/16

I just finished a weekend of quilt retreat and I was able to finish my goal for the weekend. Woohoo!

I didn't take a before picture of the actual hexies but I think you'll get the idea with this:


This is my layout in EQ7. Each hexie in the picture is actually what I call a small rosette such as this partial one I was working on:


I've been making large rosettes by encircling a monocromatic small with 6 other mixed color rosettes.

Back to the EQ7 screen shot... As I attached large rosettes to each other I blackened the hexies. I was trying to balance the monochromatic rosettes so those where colored instead of blackened as they were attached. Make sense?

Over the weekend I was able to attach 6 more large rosettes!!!!

My diagram now looks like the next screenshot which I would say is some dramatic progress!


I've got a pile of small rosettes and a pile of fabric cut to make more. My week's focus will be to make more small rosettes. I have another quilt retreat next weekend - I'll either spend the time finishing the fabric pile to make more small rosettes or start making the pile of small rosettes into large rosettes. That decision will be made Friday before I leave for work and not a second sooner.

Oops, almost forgot - here's the real deal with QCOs checking it out...


Other than Squeaks was mad with Z for getting too close, I think it passed inspection and has been properly furred...

Linking to Design Wall Monday.


10 comments:

Julierose said...

Uhhhh, you are waaay out in the hexagonia stratosphere there--I love how your piece is shaping up. I MUST get my Monet's Garden out and do it!! I have been very bad. Now that I have my Go!Baby 1/2 hexie die, perhaps finishing it won't tie my brain in knots....hugs, Julierose

Erin said...

Wow that's looking amazing!! I'd love to do a hexies quilt someday.

Denise :) said...

Oh WOW!! Your twisted hexies look *fabulous*!! And I do love the furbabies pacing up and down the length of it! LOL! Beautiful work, my friend! :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This is fabulous! And being well furred is certainly a sign of approval.

margaret said...

you certainly did well on the retreat hexies look so good and your feline friends certainly appreciate them! Liking the half hexies too not tried those myself

Frances said...

Love this one, hope the retreat gives you the time you need.

Pamela said...

What a wonderful quilt top! Isn't it great how cats are drawn to quilts?

Jo said...

Oh look at those HEXIES. OMG

Janet O. said...

Just boggles my mind to look at it. I can't imagine actually making it. You are really incredible!
In the "inspection" photo I see a couple of rosettes that appear to be all the same color around the outer edge. Are you throwing in a random one like that here and there, or is the more variety to those than I can see in the photo. One appears orange and the other is white-ish.
Inquiring minds want to know. : )

Lori said...

Now. Where is the pic of Celtic Solstice? But seriously your stuff is amazing. Great work!