Ladies' Afternoon Walk by Anne H 2015
Marketplace by Anne H 2015
These are the largest pieces I've mounted (I used artist's canvases to mount them); they measure 18" x 24". I used the method I wrote about here but made one small change and it worked like a treat! As usual I attached the stretching strips and top stitched them to the seam allowance. The change was that I stitched the corners of the stretching strips together so that the quilt looked like a box top. I slipped the quilt over the canvas and stapled it to the canvas. It was a nice snug fit and the stapling process was fast and easy.
I'll do an updated tutorial the next time I have a quilt to mount.
I've had a busy couple of days but managed to get some hexagon rosettes made. I had a strip of fabric from which I was able to cut 9 hexagons. I used six to make the top rosette and I added a similar fabric to the remaining three to make the bottom rosette. You'll notice that there is a fair amount of camel in the print so I made sure that the darkest of the hexagons were used in the top rosette and the remaining three which were fairly light were used int he bottom rosette.
The centres of the hexagons above were leftovers from this rosette!
This teal fabric is a newer addition to my stash and I love it! The centres were cut from scraps I was given by a friend! Nothing goes to waste with hexagons! Isn't it interesting how different the blocks look when the outer hexagons have the dark on the outside vs the inside? It is good to play around with the hexagons before they are stitched to see what kind of combinations you can come up with!
I continue to work on the pieced hexagons for the border. I'll need 36 of them and I've already stitched 22!
Until I post again, happy sewing!