I am now beginning to understand the addiction some quilters have for making hexies. I would never do a whole quilt with these tiny 1/2 inch hexies that I am working on for this applique border– but if I would go to 1 inch hexies which are so much bigger I just might Oh no another project for the endless never ending road of quilt tops!
No photos of other quilts today from our small quilt group – only one other person showed up while I was there – I had to leave by 10:15 and one other showed up with her knitting shortly before I left. People out of town or doing other things I guess. I was able to lay out my big Bow Tie quilt (100 x 100 inches) to get a photo of the applique glue basted in place so far so that was nice. I just can not do it here at home without moving heavy furniture out of place!
The beginning of the upper left side – this is not even glue basted in place I want to get all of them done so I can fool with color placement and draw a straight line to place them on so they will be even. They are to go point to point next to each other, but I need to look at the corner to see what the placement is for that. This is not going to the half way point on these sides – maybe a quarter of the measurement – I’m not sure yet and will decide as I go. They need to go a little closer to the area the binding will go at also as it is to look more (I think) as though they are half flowers – maybe with the intention (imagination that they are on the other side of the quilt as well). Right now I am thinking maybe 7 to 10 on each side here.
We had the expected cold front come through Arkansas late yesterday afternoon here – actually closer to evening – it was a grand 44 this morning when I got up compared to a high yesterday of about 82 I believe! What a drop – my cold fingers needed gloves on this morning when I started to drive into town but I admit they came off after I warmed up quickly in about 5 minutes with the heat on I totally forgot I had heated seats until just this moment when I typed this – I haven’t used them in forever and never had them on the old car – they sure felt good last winter even here in our more mild winters compared to y’all in the north.
Well I better get to work! I have spent a lot of time lately reading and working on this border and not much else – I must get back to work on Joseph’s Coat as soon as I get this border completely glue basted in place and start the applique process. Seeing as I tend to applique fast maybe I can still get these two quilts done at just about the same time and as I take Joseph’s Coat off of the frame I will be ready to put the Bow Tie quilt on the frame – I have the wide back washed and ready to press, and I have the batting as well.