Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Still playing with hexagons.


I think these are called 'chestnuts'...not sure where I heard them called that but it works for me.  They are large hexagons wrapped around smaller hexagon batts and fabric.  then quilted a little bit....kind of a quilt as you go  when they are all pieced together.   I made a quilt similar to this one ... way back when and experimented with the colour placement and ended up not liking it one bit.  I think DD #1 has it. This one will actually have more of her fabrics in it than mine since I raided her stash this past May...she said I could...sweet lady  that she is.
Here's my Jack's Chain at the halfway point. The large hexagons quilted kind of look like a sand dollar. It's still tough going and I am forcing myself to quilt an hour a day on it.Hopefully, that will be enough time to get it all quilted before the quilt show in September....I'm a fairly fast quilter and I might even have enough time to get another in the frame before then.  I wouldn't hold my breath waiting if I were you...

This is one of my favourite spots on our property.  You cannot see the view since it is kind of foggy today but I just love the whole atmosphere "under the deck"...got wind chimes down there and the clematis is gorgeous this year. The morning glories aren't up yet but when they are it will be even prettier.  Quiet, restful spot...and all mine, mine, mine....don't tell the dogs!!
I took this picture yesterday after the rain shower.  It's amazing to me to see so many rainbows. I have seen more rainbows since we moved here than I have seen in all my life and that is a 65 year old life  people.  DH says it is because it is so open here and I am looking for them. Maybe so...but I'm sticking with the story that someone higher up is glad we moved here.

2 comments:

Love Of Quilts said...

THAT RAINBOW LOOKED TO HAVE ENDED CLOSE ENOUGHT FOR YOU TO GO FINE THE POT OF GOLD.LOL WHAT A NICE BACK YARD.

mmae said...

Hello, i LOVE the Jack's Chain but i can't seem to find a picture of it finished :) I would love to see a picture of a larger area or of the entire quilt. Your Site is wonderful, and your quilting is Awesome!