Red Maples and Berries by Karen H 2012
It is the first day of Fall and it feels like it. The sky is grey and there is a haze. It would be a good day for sewing if I didn't feel so rotten. I'm not sure if it is hay fever/seasonal allergies or a cold but I just want to curl up on the couch with two cats and watch TV. Before I do that I thought I would share my progress on my hexagon quilt The Meadery and also Road 66.
The latest shape I have created for my hexagon quilt The Meadery is intended to represent Lanyon Quoit in Cornwall, England. It is a dolmen (a megalithic tomb) dating from the Neolithic period (3500-2500 BC). The original was knocked down in a storm and was subsequently re-erected at right-angles to its original position around 1815. Originally there were four upright stones but one was too badly damaged to be used. I have visited this site and it is a little unnerving to walk under the monument.
So here is my interpretation of Lanyon Quoit. The rosette/flower in the centre represents the cap stone and the three spokes radiating outward represent the uprights that support it. I used an old fabric from my stash to make the quoit; it looks like lichen covered stone so it was perfect for this block. The yellow and green rings represents gorse which grows in the area. This block will be appliqued to the background fabric which is a very pale grey so the colours swill really shine.
The second piece I want to share is a block for my Road 66 quilt. The original quilt is in a book Primarily Quilts by Di Ford. These blocks are so much fun to make. The hexagons measure 1 1/4" which I find to be a little large. The 1" and 3/4" fit more comfortably in my hands.
It is a short post today. The cats are beckoning me to come cuddle so I'm off to do just that. Until I post again, happy sewing!