Cute? Perhaps but then again perhaps not!
I had arranged the pieces of Birds in the Loft on the floor and then went to get the camera. When I came back this is what I saw!
When questioned Jinx about the Picasso-like rearrangement of my quilt pieces he just turned his head and made out like he had not idea what I was talking about! Clearly he isn't in the least bit sorry! He is a really nice little guy but I have to say I love him best when he is sleeping!
The pieces have been constructed for the centre medallion so they are ready to be stitched together. This is my diagram of the medallion for Birds in the Loft. Picture taking of my quilt doesn't appear to be an option today because Jinx is right in the thick of things!
Once stitched together the medallion will be pretty close to being done. While stitching it I'm also working on the hexagon rosettes.
This pair of rosettes are made from a striped fabric but I oriented the stripes in different directions to give the blocks a different look. I started by cutting a 2 1/2" strip across the width of the fabric. I placed the hexagon paper so that the stripe ran from point to point and cut six pieces to make the first rosette. For the second rosette I placed the paper so that the stripes ran from straight edge to straight edge making sure to centre three orange stripes on each hexagon.
I love the fabrics I used in this rosette. The gold fabric is an old fabric that I've had in my stash for years and I use it sparingly. The turquoise is a more recent addition. I think that the two together are a lovely combination!
Lia of Lia's Handmades has just launched her sixth Secret Tote Bag Swap. The theme of this one is black & white plus one colour. Sign up is open until February 27th. You will make a bag in black and white plus one colour? What will that colour be - the person who is assigned to you will give you three colours from which you will choose one. You can use multiple shades of the colour. You'll have no idea who got your name and your partner will have no idea who got her name until the bag is delivered. Most swappers include some lovely treats in the bad so it is a lovely surprise to get the bag in the mail. This sounds like a really fun swap. I've participated before and have been so happy with every tote bag I've received and I hope that my partners were equally happy with theirs. If you are interested in participating you'll find all of the information here.
That's it for today! I've got loads of hexagon rosettes to make so until I post again, happy sewing!