First off I've added another round to the third diamond for my hexagon quilt The Meadery. There will be three diamonds, two of which will be upright and will flank the centre medallion and a third diamond will be on its side below the medallion. These component will represent a Cornish ruin, Men-An-Tol. What you can't see in this picture is that there are two large stones on either side of the donut and there is a third stone which was once upright but is now laying flat in the ground.
I've almost finished the diamonds that will flank the medallion and I've just added a round to the diamond that will represent the stone on the ground. There is one more round to go and I'm considering a pea soup green to represent the grass.
Once I've finished the Men-An-Tol units I'll be on to the next Cornish landmark, Lanyon Quoit at near Madron! Originally there were four upright stones on which was placed a huge cap stone. The uprights are about 1.5 meters tall. In the early 1800s the quoit was damaged in a storm and it was subsequently re-erected with only three of the upright stones because the fourth was damaged. So my plan is to represent this megalith with hexagons and I already know how I am going to do it! In the distance you can see the engine house of a tin mine. I hope to incorporate this element in the quilt. Will have to ponder it a little more.
So the second project I've also been working on a class sample for my English Paper Piecing Workshops. I will be teaching all of the techniques, tricks and tips I used to make this medallion. I am also going to use these same techniques to border this block which can be used as a wall hanging or as the centre of a quilt.
The third project I've been working on are blocks for a Road 66 hexagon quilt. I had already shared this block back in January. The rosettes are made with 1 1/4" hexagons.
When I see a fabric I like I will cut either 6 hexagons for the first round or 12 for the second round. I put them together in a little bag and when I have a few minutes I'll baste a few or sew a few. So those few minutes here and there have added up and here is another block.
Time to get cracking. Until I post again I hope you can find the time to take a stitch or two. Happy sewing!
Patchen is addictive, haha. This evening I read a dutch blog about an knitter. She asked herself: is knitting a addiction? Every time you see nice patterns and you will make it. It is all te same, we cannot stop. Groetjes, DientjeReplyDelete
I think I have the same sickness. So many ideas and not enough time. Can't wait to see everything all together in your Cornish quilt.ReplyDelete
If it makes you happy...!!!!ReplyDelete
It is truly amazing what you achieve with hexagons! the fussy cutting in the second pic is stunning - i keep going back to check out what you have done there :)ReplyDelete
Not a disease - a gift!
I too have the same disease and have given it to three friends. I love your hexagons.ReplyDelete
I have the same addiction......happy hexies.ReplyDelete
When history meets hexagons, it's going to be awesome in your hands !!ReplyDelete
Wonderful work with your hexies and I can say it, you inspired me a lot for my Brinton Hall ! Thank you Karen !! :)
Addiction? Disease? I don't know, but I do know that resistance is futile. ;-)ReplyDelete
Oh My!! Stunning! Gorgeous! Amazing!! and Dito for all the above comments.ReplyDelete
You have been so busy with your projects. Wonderful progress on The Meadowy! I love the colors too.ReplyDelete
Your class sample is amazingly effective showing 8 ways to assemble hexagons with fussy cutting.ReplyDelete
Wow, these projects are just lovely and now I can get back to work too! Thanks for a dreamy look down your road, take care and have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Your addiction is teaching me a lot. I never tire of looking at your work.ReplyDelete
My chin hurts, it keeps hitting the desk when I look at your blog. Yes, I'm addicted too...ReplyDelete
Thanks Lynne! Sorry I couldn't send you an email but you are a no reply blogger!Delete