Another of the center diamonds for Handful of Scraps is finished – two more to go before I start work to put the center of this quilt together. I’m sure my interest will slow down like usual sometime! As you can see in the corner of the room I have The Final Frontier finished and waiting for the quilting frame. Underneath that is Wagons West which I will attempt to machine quilt.
Some have not seen the quilt – this is it – I do not know if I will make the applique border like this – it might be different. I will put the six diamonds together as shown and then start on the “flowers”. This book is called “Handful of Scraps” which I am calling my quilt and it is by Edyta Sitar.
Have all of you hexie fans seen the quilt at this link – this is from Grit’s Life it is called “La Passion” talk about a challenging quilt to make!! I am not showing a photo as you must go to her blog to see this – I’m not sure if I need permission to show it. Let’s just say if you are a fan of hexie quilts you will want to see it and maybe even if you are not a fan of hexies. Directions on how to make this quilt are there – she is sharing her pattern. If I have read her instructions right you use 1/2 inch hexagons – is this right – has anyone made this quilt? Her blog is in German but you can use the translator at the top of her blog – but as we all know sometimes that is easier said that done and if I ever get around to making it I will be reading carefully and looking at all the photos she provides.
Here is my quilty 365 quilt – The Final Frontier this is it – no bigger will it be – when you count that some squares have two circles in them there are 400+ circles in it so I have met the goal of 365 and surpassed. My final border is a little ruffled in places — I will be using wool batting – after hand quilting, washing and low dry I’m sure it will crinkle up enough that it won’t be noticeable. Right now it is 105 inches x 105 inches. I am linking to Audrey’s Quilty 365 link up.
This is the fossil fern fabric for the backing of the quilt that arrived yesterday – I have 9 yards so there is some piecing to do – I need to sew it all together of course to make the backing the right size – but it was a very good price. The thread is King Tut, Jewel Nile.
The Lavender plant in the garden is growing really well and has so many flowers on it – now I need to read up on what to use it for – I just wanted to see how pretty it would be. Does anyone know if they take over your garden? I might have to move it if it does – or maybe I will just leave it here in the herb area of the garden.
Pretty flowers in the garden too although the flower garden is looking a little sparse right now as I have started it new this year – it will take awhile for it to fill out – I might add more annuals in it this year for that purpose and then next year see what grows back and add more perennials.
I had planted two of these and I’m glad they have survived their first month – maybe they will make it. I also dug up Purple Coneflowers from other parts of the yard and planted 8 of them in the back area of the garden and one other flower that I have forgotten the name – Lambs Ear or something like that. The green leaves are fuzzy and it has little white or pink flowers on it – I didn’t think I had anymore of them left – I planted some about 15 years ago and thought they had died over the years and then a couple days ago I found one under a tree and dug it up and transplanted.
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