I've been hired to do some consulting work and it is cutting into my sewing time. BAH! Every cloud has a silver lining so hopefully I'll be able to get myself some more fabrics with the money I earn! What quilt maker doesn't want more fabric?
I do however have two Road 66 blocks that I can share with you. I like the effect of the first block. The aqua hexagons seem to float on the dark striped background. The stripes don't line up perfectly but that's okay with me. My motto (or one of them) is this: if it bothers me I fix it and if I can live with it I leave it as it is. I find that the longer you leave things the easier it is to learn to live with them!
This is another interesting block. The middle rosette is made with a bit of fabric sent to my by my cyber friend in California. I had used the fabric to make a block for my Brinton Hall quilt and these lovely gold flowers were left over. I decided that this was a perfect spot to use those precious scraps!
Just in case you are interested, this is the block that I made with the same fabric. Now it is all gone but I managed to find an online shop that had some so I've order a bit more to add to my stash.
After my last post about my Mom (Anne H) and her quilts there were some questions about our quilting journey together. I started making quilts long before my Mom although she had taken a class where she learned to do a little applique. She saw what I was doing and decided to get started herself so I helped her out with what I had learned (most of which was figured out on my own). Her first quilt was a pink and off-white nine patch quilt. Although it is simple it is among her favourite quilts and she still uses it to this day! I taught her how to do English paper piecing and she has made several quilts and countless wall hangings. This is one that she made for me.
She embellished the hexagon flowers with a little bit of embroidery. Notice the fussy cut bee in the middle! That just screams "Anne H" because she often adds bees to her quilts.
Although her work centres primarily around applique with an African theme she still goes back to EPP hexagons every now and then!
Right! It is time for me to get back to work. Until I post again, happy sewing!