I have completed the third diamond that will rest on its side. It represent the Men-An-Tol stone that is on the ground (hence the final round of green). The large diamonds that represent the upright stones are finished and they are a little larger than this one.
I had some help when I was taking the pictures. My lovely green-eyed Gump was there every step of the way!
I've also pieced a bee skep. I fussy cut a piece of fabric (lower centre) so that the bees could get in and out! I will applique some bees around the skep when I am putting the quilt together.
I may round the outside edges to soften it and make it look more like the skep in the middle of the Men-An-Tol stone in the picture below.
I've also made one more rosette for the Road 66 quilt. Fussy cutting is so much fun and you can create such pretty blocks,
I'm selecting and cutting fabric for the next element in my Meadery quilt and hope to have it finished for my next post so do come back for a visit!
Until I post again, happy sewing!
Love the bee skep. I'm saving a pile of hexies for a similar project - maybe it will get at start in 2016 :).ReplyDelete
Cats are all the same !! ^^ReplyDelete
Love the way that you choose your fabrics for your hexies and the fussy cutting is amazing ! I think it's like a game for you and for me...a real work !! :)
I just had to tell you that I've spent the last hour browsing through your blog and am in awe of your hexie prowess!! I love your many different hexie quilts and your examples of fussy cutting. You do beautiful work!! I came looking for the New Hexie Millefiore quilt blocks, but am thinking that you ran out of time to do many of them? I have to say, you certainly are busy with many other lovely hexie projects!! I'll be back to visit soon! Hugs, H in HealdsburgReplyDelete
I am amazed how much quilting you accomplish-especially making all these little hexagons-hope to get back to mine this winterReplyDelete
Wow you have been busy, looking forward to seeing them finished. Great work.ReplyDelete
I just love the way your pieces grow. I've just started make hexies myself for a simple Grandmother's Garden but I dream about making something as beautiful as your fussy cut units. I'll be trying to make some as I go along. Keep posting. It's always an inspiration.ReplyDelete
Thanks Katie! The best way to make something beautiful is to start cutting and sewing! They just keep getting better and better with practice. Sorry I couldn't reply to you via an email but you are a no reply blogger!Delete
That certainly is a pretty effect with the gradation on the Road 66 block! Your Cornish quilt is looking so interesting -- I can't tell where it is going, but I know it will be good! Have a great week. :DReplyDelete
I'm enjoying seeing how The Meadery is progressing, love the bee skep, it'll bee (sorry!!) even better with a few more bees buzzing round.ReplyDelete
Karen, such wonderful progress. As you may know, my hexie project and Gardens of the king will have to wait while I finish my first book. Your work is dreamy!ReplyDelete
I love the colours and symbolism in this quilt. Cats always seem to have an opinion about the quilts we're working on.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh--I can hardly wait to see this all come together--I love the bee theme and the skep is awesome!ReplyDelete
I really like your fussy cutting in the last photo!ReplyDelete
Love the new rosette for Road 66!!ReplyDelete