I know, I know – it has been a very long time since I blogged. I don’t even want to think about how long it has been. Lots has been going on, but I just haven’t blogged. I’m going to try, once again, to get back to blogging on a somewhat regular basis.
At Christmas a friend gave me a huge set of markers and an adult colouring book. I was hooked immediately! Since then I’ve progressed to coloured pencils and have found that I’m drawn mostly to colouring books that involve floral designs. Big surprise? No, sort of goes with my love of shabby chic, I think.
Then a set of Inklingo collections were released that were add-ons for some of the 60-degree hexagon sizes. I was captivated almost immediately. I dithered for a while, trying to sort out what fabrics I’d use but finally settled on just the right focus fabric.
This fabric was the one I chose for the diamonds and 6 of the melons. I used a window template to audition the fabric and it was perfect for fussy-cutting all the diamonds. It has a 7.75″ repeat.
I had to fussy-cut the diamonds just because – you know me and fussy cutting, I love the effect! I used the 1.5″ 60-degree diamond, hexagon and add-on for that size hexagon collections. Once the shapes were printed, I quickly pieced the seven stars and then the pairs. Then the fun began – all that lovely curved piecing.
It finishes at 13.5″ per side. I’m sort of torn between finishing this as is or making a few more of these blocks for a larger quilt. I’ve always had Seven Sisters on the list of quilts I want to make, so I wonder if this might not just be the start of that quilt. I can’t quite decide, but it would definitely be a nice variation on the classic. But I also really love the classic look of Seven Sisters quilts and had thought I’d do one in either all pinks or blues. I’m not making that decision right now.
The back after grading the seams and pressing it.
Since I finished this, I’ve been sort of taking stock of all the projects that are in various stages of completion and found one that requires the least amount of piecing to get all the blocks done so that’s what I’m working on now. More on that next week.
Baxter in his cat tree. He often stares into the room, to ensure he can keep his eye on what we might be doing, rather than looking out to see what’s going on outside. Although it can’t be seen in this photo, there’s a squirrel nest in the tree and we see baby squirrels scampering up and down the tree regularly. We see them. I’m not convinced Baxter’s even noticed them yet!