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 Smile 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.

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2 comments… add one
  • Astrid Oct 27, 2012

    I totally agree; the applique changes the quilt, it will look gorgeous! The hexies are not more than half inch each?! Gasp! LOL I have never done hexies, but I don’t think I’ll ever start with that small pieces. Before you know, your quilts are done! 🙂
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  • Kim Oct 28, 2012

    I love the applique you added on. I love piecing and applique together.
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