Tiny World Make Do Pincushion - Autumn
Autumn is here for sure! The temperature fell below zero last night - chilly but great weather for quilting or snuggling under a quilt! And I love the Autumnal colours and often use them in my quilts.
Close-up of my quilt A Challenging Year
Carrie of A Passion for Applique is testing Missie's Gardens of a King pattern. The pattern will be available from Traditional Primitives in the very near future. If you are interested in the pattern by all means let Missie know.
Carrie's version of the pattern is very different from mine. She has given her quilt a fresh, modern look by using contemporary fabrics. She recently gave her readers a sneak peak and you can see it here. I've gone with a more traditional look; I've used some Civil War style prints but I've also thrown in a few more modern prints because I thought that they worked well.
Here are the next two blocks in my Gardens of a King. This was an interesting block and I used two different construction methods. In the first I appliqued the hexagon and star points to the background fabric.
In the second block I appliqued the blue hexagons to the cream hexagon but the star points were pieced. If I were to made a third block I think that I would repeat the second method (piecing the star points) because it allows for a colour change in the background behind the star points.
I'm making good progress and soon will be able to add the background fabric around the circles. Missie's version is scrappy backgrounds in soft muted neutral. I've decided to use a single fabric (the one I've been photographing the circles) to give it a more uniform look much like the quilt which was the inspiration, the King George III coverlet.
King George III Coverlet
That's it for today. It is Thanksgiving in Canada so I've got some cooking to do today! Until I post again, happy sewing!