The stars for the middle side panel are aligned and have been stitched together to the red border for my Birds in the Loft hexagon quilt. This isn't the clearest of pictures and the colours look flat but you get the idea of how it looks. I love the scrapiness of the various reds!
Once the star strip and red pieced border were stitched together I added them to the section of hexagon rosettes that will go on either side of the centre panel. Here you can see it attached to the left centre section of the quilt. I plan to applique the red pieced border to a strip of red fabric. I've got scraps that are 2 5/8" (leftovers from the "made fabric") so I'll sew them together to be used for the border to create the straight edge.
I am super happy with how the border looks against the quilt; the assorted red scraps I used just glow. There are all sorts of reds from deep blue reds, to purple-reds, orange-reds, fuchsia-reds and barn red just to name a few!
Here you can see the top border pinned to the fence. It is still in progress and there are more pieces to be added. Did I mention that this quilt will be big? I'm also stitching together the rosettes that this border will surround and am almost done!
That's it for today. I'm all fired up and itching to sew, sew, sew because the end is in sight! Until I post again, happy sewing!
p.s. I'm linking up with Sarah Did It HeLP for Hexie-aholics. If you followed my Value Proposition Hexagon Quilt Along you can see the progress Sarah is making on her quilt in that post! It is gorgeous!
WOW!! SEW pretty!!ReplyDelete
Fantastic Karen. Your border looks like tile work. Gorgeous.ReplyDelete
This is going to be incredible! You give us so many new ideas, Thank you!ReplyDelete
This is going to be so lovely when she is completed. Just beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thanks Gretchen! I can't wait to see it all together! Sorry I couldn't email you but you are a no reply blogger! :-(Delete
Wow, the border is gorgeous. The corners, perfect. The first picture is already nice, without the birds. I like it very, very much. Groeten, DientjeReplyDelete
WOW! Love your border - it must be exciting seeing your vision come to life! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
It has been so amazing to read about the process behind the construction of this incredible quilt. What an heirloom. An art quilt if I've ever seen one. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I read every post about it with wonder and awe.ReplyDelete
I LOVE your border. It looks fantastic with the hexies. You give me such ideas for my own quilt...ReplyDelete
I love the red border! Of course, I am a little partial to red, lol. Looking forward to seeing it all stitched together!ReplyDelete
Looks amazing. You need to write a book and display all your quilts and techniques.ReplyDelete
This border is just so special Karen, all your patience and attention to detail has paid off.ReplyDelete
It looks fabulous--love it!ReplyDelete
WOW! What a masterpiece! I can't wait to see your quilt when it's finished! I have just recently found your blog and enjoy following your progress. You truly are an inspiration. I am a new hexie addict....my family laughs because I drag my hexies with me everywhere I go. They can laugh all they want tho...I've gotten a lot done in those small snippets of time.ReplyDelete
OMG Karen, this is completely gorgeous work and looks like you've created a winning piece here, wow, lovely stuff. You are my idol!ReplyDelete
Wow! Your border looks amazing - you can never have too many reds.ReplyDelete
It's amazing how much that scrappy red border adds to the rest of the quilt!! I can't wait to see it come together. PS - thanks for the shout out :-)ReplyDelete