The holidays sure cut into sewing time but the fifth and final row of blocks for my Road 66 quilt (from Di Ford's book Primarily Quilts) are stitched together! I think that this is one of my favourite rows although rows one through four are right up there!
These blocks were so much fun to make with the fussy cutting and sewing. The hexagons are 1 1/4" which I find rather large but it means that the quilt sews up relatively quickly.
It addition to stitching the fifth row I also managed to add the third row. As you can see I've still not added the half hexagons to the top row but think I will wait until the top is together to add them.
I have a lovely coral fabric that I may use for the narrow border that will surround the quilt and then I think I will use this print for the final wide border. It is a Moda fabric from Edyta Sitar's Hope Chest line of fabrics. I love the golden tones and the soft pinks in this print.
Also don't forget that my Ottoman Pincushion Pattern is free until the end of the year. Go to my Craftsy shop or you can just click here to be taken directly to the pattern! I would love to hear from you if you make the pincushion. I've got ideas for more of them so when time permits I will test out my ideas and write up the patterns!
I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday over at The Needle and Thread Network. This is a great place where Canadian textile, fibre and fabric artists share what they are working on with others. If you have time pop on over and see what everyone is doing!
I likely won't post again until 2016 so I wish you all a very happy, healthy, safe and prosperous 2016! Until the next time, happy sewing!
A healthy, happy, safe and prosperous 2016 to you as well, Karen! I've enjoyed your blog again this year and look forward to more delights in the coming year :-) PS Edyta's fabric looks perfect for your border.ReplyDelete
Beautiful blocks Karen, what precise fussy cutting, love the fabrics.ReplyDelete
Best wishes for the new year and high to your Mom.
Your Road 66 is looking fabulous and you have chosen a very interesting border fabric. Wishing you all the best for the New Year and I look forward to reading more of your inspirational blog in 2016.ReplyDelete
Hey Karen! Looking good! You'll have this done in no time!ReplyDelete
Magnifica trapunta Karen, ma non mi meraviglia anzi è la conferma dei tuoi lavori tutti meravigliosi. Volevo augurarti uno stupendo anno 2016 e un caro saluto alla tua meravigliosa mamma.ReplyDelete
N.B. Non riesco a scaricare il modello del puntaspilli......
Grazie ancora per tutto e un saluto affettuoso dall'Italia da una affezionata letrice Silvana.
Have a wonderful New Years. Stay warm! I Like your Road 66! So neat. I am looking forward to enjoying my Studio again - missed it.ReplyDelete
HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!
Dear Karen. Road 66 looks beautiful so far! I wish you just the best in the new year. I'm looking forward to read your blog!ReplyDelete
Lots of hugs from here!
I just love the fabrics you use.... it will be a great quilt! Wish you all the best for 2016.ReplyDelete
Thank you Annelein. I wanted to send you a personal thank you note but you are a no reply blogger! :-(Delete
Your Road 66 quilt is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year.
Thank you so much! Sorry I couldn't send you a personal thank you note but you are a no reply blogger! :-(Delete
Hi Karen, your road 66 is looking lovely and that gorgeous pinky fabric for the surround, just perfect. Happy New Year.ReplyDelete
This makes me want to dig out my hexies. Just beautiful!ReplyDelete
I love this quilt more and more each time I see it. Thanks again for the pattern for the pin cushion.ReplyDelete