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!
Hi Karen. I hope, you are soon better! Your progress with the hexies looks great.ReplyDelete
Rest up. Love your progress. I like the swirl of gold in that center hexie.ReplyDelete
Your quoit block is quite cleverly done. Love the fabric choices with the lichen and all. The size of the Road 66 hexies may be too big for comfortable handling, but it shows the prints off nicely!ReplyDelete
Wow....that's it....Wow! I hope you had a good cuddle with your cats and you're feeling better soon.ReplyDelete
Oh Karen hope you feel better soon... I love your maple leaf and berries such a pretty wall hanging for fall.ReplyDelete
Your hexagons are beautiful. I am looking forward to the finished piece.
Well definitely I say head off to the couch. Take your big pot of Typhoo Tea with you. Feel better soon. I love your progress on the Meadery! Lovely work.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear that you are not well. I hope you take the time to rest and get better. Kitty cuddles, I am sure, will help a lot! Love you Maple wall quilt, and the hexie progress is beautiful as well. The way that you have made it, with the open spaces, for it to be appliqued, is really interesting. Feel better.ReplyDelete
Love the Lanyon Quoit. Wonderful fabric choices.ReplyDelete
Really like your Meadery progress and route 66 too! Get well my friend! Cats are snuggly too!ReplyDelete
Your creative work continues to intrigue and inspire me, Karen. Hope you get over your allergies (etc) soon :-)ReplyDelete
I'm from Cornawll, but now live in Sydney, Australia. Your mention of Mel-an-tol made me weep, I miss Cornwall so much sometimes, and it just crept up on me to see photos of Mel-an-tol!! Daft I know! Cornwall runs through my veins, and I miss the landscape very very much. But I am happy in Australia!! I am pregnant, so I am blaming that for the blubbing! Anyway, thanks for sharing your work - your hexies are very inspiring.ReplyDelete
Hope it was a good cuddle break and that you are feeling perkier now!ReplyDelete