Here is the hexagon so far. At this point, I’m starting to recognize the size of it because progress comes so much more slowly and that feels discouraging, so I keep laying it out and looking at it and showing it off because if I don’t, I’m going to lose my excitement and I’m not ready for that yet. It’s great finger work.
I’m going to skip a border and then make the one after that. The border I skip is a spacer, where my repetition of the brown flowers changes, and I don’t know how many rows I’ll have to insert to make that transition yet. I can’t plan it until I know how wide it needs to be, right?
Anyway, I’m thinking that three more borders, including the two described above is going to be about it for me on this one. Because my fingers are itching to get back to some sock knitting. I am definitely in the mood.
I’m going to start with a repair. Sydney’s dog chewed a big hole in two of my hand knitted socks. This one, I only had to take apart back to the heel. The other one is a total loss and will have to be remade. THEN, if I’m still in the mood, I can start something new. But, most likely, I’ll finish one and be out of the mood again. That’s just me.
Okay, another Sudie quilt. And, I apologize to Sudie for not ironing it before I took these photos. But, honestly, I’m not going to iron it until I’m ready to do something with it.
This trip around the world quilt is hand pieced.
The last two rows are pinned on, but not sewn on yet. And, guess what…
These are the fabrics in the quilt, so if I was really ambitious, I could extend it to be a square…maybe. I’d have to make some substitutions, but most of it would be there. That seems to take something away from it though and I’d rather just finish her two rows and then quilt it. I’d like to take my giant dahlia templates and trace them on it and quilt that into it. It would be pretty quick and it would really meld down into the piecing.
Okay, leaving you with Shasta Daisies.
Be well. Lane