I wasn’t sure if I liked any of the fabric choices that I showed yesterday for La Passacaglia left over blocks ( well not left over as they are the only ones I made!) so I looked for some more – I will number them 5-7 so look back over yesterdays and then today’s and tell me what you think. Right now I am leaning towards #4 from yesterday – positioned a little differently so the green is not next to the green and #5 this yellow batik.
5 – a yellowish batik – I really kind of like this one as it doesn’t clash with any of the colors
6 – a blue print with sparkles of gold metallic thread.
7 – yellow with the same metallic thread and print.
Yesterday I got the Handful of Scraps quilt top out – I took the border off last week that was basted in place and will go with more hexies – just because – it will be more work but with winter coming in a couple months (LOL – wishful thinking) it will give plenty of busy work. I needed a lot more neutrals so the accuquilt hexie die came out to play. Because I had taken the papers out around the edges after I glue basted it and thread basted it to a background fabric I had to leave an edge on to the hexies so that I will be able to EPP the rest of the hexies to it easily – I will see later if I can take this edge off or leave it on – it would be on the back where it wouldn’t be seen.
I was busy fan folding scraps of fabric over the larger end of this die ( the smaller is for paper) this is for 1 inch hexies but it works just as well for my 7/8th inch hexies that I have papers for.
The hexie on the left is 1 inch for paper size and the hexie on the right is about 1.25 inches for the fabric.
And now I have hundreds to thread baste and start to play with – I will do about 5 rows of neutrals in a rectangle around the quilt top and then about 4 of prints and colors (some already in the top) and then more neutrals and we will see how large it grows to. This is the project that I will work on for Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy and Quilting is More Fun Than Housework today.
I have so many summer quilts that I have been changing them out frequently to give them all some use – this is one of my very favorites that I have made – all applique all hand quilted. I do not have as many heavy quilts for winter – I only have the winter quilts on the bed for about 4 months normally so naturally have more light weight quilts. (yes I have many!)
A Traditional Red and Green Applique quilt –
I started this quilt in 2012 I think and finished it in 2014. I even took some of the applique blocks along on camping trips to finish. It is needle turn applique – these blocks are typical in red and green quilts from the 1800’s I believe and maybe the late 1700’s? I did a post on the quilt at this link with photos of all the blocks and the quilting close up.
A close up of the tiny circles
So as you can see I am back to my regular routine and spending a bit of time in the house – it is 80 degrees when I get up or very close to it and it is 90 by noon and up it goes – quite a hot spell for sure – plants are being watered frequently – hope it drops back to the mid 80’s at least but today even though in the mid 90’s it felt better than the last couple of days as the humidity had dropped – but still too hot to really enjoy it.