I have been designing Williamsburg Beauty as I go and I’m trying for a historic antique type quilt – nothing flashy, not real bright – more of a almost faded type look if you know what I mean – old without being old! LOL there have been ups and downs with it. Right now I know I want the tiny hexies in the border but I’m not sure how I want them. So I’m making them and trying out different arrangements and will decide as I get more of them made. (the center 4 applique blocks are from the Caswell Quilt pattern).
These are just different layouts I am trying out – sometimes I can decide what I want by seeing it on the computer screen. I am linking to Quilt Story: Fabric Tuesday, and Mrs. Sew and Sow, and Esther’s Quilt Blog.
A close up – yes some of the colors blend in too much – I am finding that out as I go – not to worry though as whatever hexies do not get used here can go in another quilt as a flower or whatever.
Maybe clustered in the corners? Maybe a couple vines and leaves should be appliqued to make them look more like flower clusters perhaps? just an idea for now among the many.
One in the middle and clusters in the corners?
Spaced apart all the way around? Plenty of ways to do it. I originally thought to have a chain all hooked together but I didn’t take a photo of that one – I was busy changing things out and forgot that one.
A little more work on The Final Frontier
A piece of fabric has been ordered – linen to have for the background of the Winter applique wall hanging and will have enough to do all four seasons if that is what I decide to do – hopefully it will come in by the end of the week or early next so I can get busy with it – all of the pieces will be cut out and waiting for it and for me to get started.
This is where I picked up last night – I have been asked plenty of times over the past year what is that white board across the top of the frame for – it is for my laptop to keep it off of the quilt because of the heat it puts off – I have it hanging slightly off one edge for ventilation – I don’t use my Ipad normally when I am quilting for Netflix because the lights cause too much glare on the screen and the computer works out better for it. The “plastic” type thing over the board is one of those gripper type of shelve plastics that keep the computer from slipping – I also keep one under the board as it helps keep it in place. The computer gets put back immediately on the sewing table when I am done quilting – I do not keep it on the quilting frame other than when I am watching a show.
I have all of my tiger lily bulbs now planted and still need to get the daffodils done but I have run out of flower bed areas. I have over 100+ bulbs – I think for this season I will plant them all in one or two of the raised vegetable beds and let them flower there next spring and then decide where to plant them. We haven’t had rain in a long time and the ground is getting so hard – it will be easiest to put them in the raised beds – it doesn’t matter if they are fairly close together – the main thing is to just get them planted! Work continues by the driveway for the drainage area, the drain is in now and the long step – next up is a short sidewalk to funnel the rain water to the drain – get it going in the right direction if you know what I mean. We actually had to water the area last night so the dirt would be soft enough to work with today – I really do not remember when the last rain was – might get some on Wednesday night to Friday morning the weatherman said – we do need it.