I've kind of lost my blogging mojo because I am so busy with so many things right now. With trunk shows, teaching, visiting, planning QALs and company I just don't seem to have much in the way of free time! But today I've carved out a few moments to share my progress on my Road 66 quilt from the book Primarily Quilts by Di Ford.
This is row 3 of my Road 66 hexagon quilt stitched together.
Even better I've now stitched the first two rows together and the lovely path made of coral diamonds is starting to emerge. The little triangles are made with a darker coral/rust and they are a subtle colour change that I think is quite effective! As you can see I've still not added the fillers along the top edge.
Now I'm on to row 4 and I can add row three to the quilt. There are five rows in total so it will go quickly.
There was a question about the size of the quilt and the hexagons. The hexagons are 1 1/4" which is slightly larger than I normally use. The hexagon portion of the quilt will measure about 58" and I believe the length is around 68". To it will be added two borders and they will bring it up to a full size quilt.
I've got ideas for some new fussy cutting tutorials so when life slows down a little I will get to them! I'm afraid however that for the next couple of weeks my posts will continue to be rather sporadic but once the holidays are over I'll be back in the saddle and will publish more regularly.
Until the next time, happy sewing!
Beautiful road!! Love your colors...hugs, JulieroseReplyDelete
very pretty! love the setting fabric for the diamonds/trianglesReplyDelete
Hi Karen. I missed your posts and look forward to the next one. Love the Road 66. Amazing!ReplyDelete
Beautiful road. I like your fabrics. May be I must made this one also. We have a little caravan. It was a limited edition, just 75 were made. We chose nr. 66, :-)ReplyDelete
Nice stitching. Groetjes, Dientje
Lovely. I have the book and there are some beautiful quilts to make in it. Love your fabric choices.ReplyDelete
just wonderful, love the way it turns out.
Road 66 is looking fantastic! I totally understand the lack of blogging time. This is such a busy time of the year! Sooooooooo much to do!ReplyDelete
Looking beautiful Karen! The coral/rust definitely adds just the right pop. Miss your posts, but totally understand your absence. Enjoy all that you are busy with. Looking forward to seeing what you are up to, in the new year. Blessings to you. do you have a rough guessitmate of how much fabric you will use to make the path diamonds?ReplyDelete
It looks lovely Karen! It gets hard to keep up with everything I know. Working more and new grand babies have taken up my time, but I wouldn't change it ; )ReplyDelete
I always try to pick my favorite, but you really don't make it easy. Today I think it's the 2nd picture, top row, second from the left.ReplyDelete
It's coming along great--so pretty! I love the way the coral chain sets off the rosettes.ReplyDelete
Enjoying your progress. You will have a beautiful quilt. This is the time of the year that we are all doing different things. I am hoping to get back on track soon too with my Blog. Enjoy your stitching time.ReplyDelete
This is beautiful. I love the little diamonds circling the centers.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you're busy doing what you love. Every time you start a new quilt, it becomes my favourite.ReplyDelete
I like them all, Karen. Speaking of blogging - I found an excellent post about quilter vs blogger. Go here to see it: http://www.pinkdoxies.com/2015/09/changes-to-this-quilter-bloggers.html I think some things in it will resonate with you as they do with me. Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
Your Route 66 is great. I like the coral diamonds. They set off the fantastic fussy cutting you've done in the hexagons . You've created some awesome designs.ReplyDelete
Pretty work. As always I like the coloursReplyDelete