I am still busy making flowers with hexie’s – I must admit I do not get a lot of these done every day. BUT – I am making progress and that is what counts. I do not think I will be making many more of these for this quilt – it is almost done. Well I ever make 1/2 inch hexie’s again I don’t know but I think I would look at larger pieces if I do.
What I have done for this corner of the quilt is not glue basted – awaiting about 4 more to be done – 2 for each side. I will then lay it out on the floor and see if it looks like enough – if not I will make another 4 to 8 and see how that looks. These as I say are not glue basted in place yet – I will need to draw a straight line or place a ruler along side to make sure they are even – they will be touching point to point though as shown when they are glued. I decided to keep them a little way from the edge as of course I might need to square up the corners after it is quilted – the binding will be very close to the “center” of these flowers. I do think the applique is adding so much to this quilt and I am very glad I had that little inspiration that told me to add it on. It changes the look over all to the quilt I think. The binding will be in black like the little border around the bow ties – someone asked I’m not sure who – if not black than a very dark brown – the backing is a paisley in brown colors with a splash of reddish brown.
Several have asked how is the Common Bride coming along – truthfully since I did the center block I have not touched it. First because I was finishing up those last two quilts that I showed last week, then I decided to add the applique on to this quilt. I really want to get the applique done on this quilt before getting back to Common Bride. While I work on the applique on the Bow Tie quilt I will also get back to quilting Joseph’s Coat in hopes of finishing them both at about the same time.
The basket containing the pattern & center square for the Common Bride is now full of fabric after my shopping trips in Wisconsin and Hannibal Missouri. I do believe all of this combined with the white on white on the shelves will be enough to finish this quilt. I hope to make good progress on it during the winter.
We got down to 37 last night and might get down to freezing the next two – will it be cold enough to kill off the roses? This isn’t winter though – daytimes are warming back up in the 50’s today and will be in the low 60’s most of the week and maybe back to the low 70’s by weeks end – nights are for sure getting chillier though.