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Monday, June 25, 2012

Design Wall Monday

I finally finished all of my "flowers"!  I only had 20 to make, but it makes a 16 1/2 block and it is my first hand pieced project. I have been working on it since April.  I have noticed that my stitches are smaller and faster now than when I started.  I put a blue hexie between the flowers to get an idea of size and placement.
I am only going to put one strip of the blue between each flower, so for now I am going to add the border around every other flower and then re-evaluate after I have laid it out and looked at it.  I think this is the order I will keep the flowers.  If you see a flower I should move around please let me know.  I just spent an hour trying to decide where to put the flowers. 
I put a note on each flower where it goes in order and whether or not it gets a border.

I then stacked the ones that get borders in one pile, and a pile for the ones that do not get borders.  I have cut enough blue hexies so far for five flowers, so I need to cut five more, although I will need more than that since I will be finishing the quilt with blue hexies all around.  I got a new "basket" to carry my quilt in as I work on it.  I still have my small pouch to carry in my purse when the basket is inconvenient though.

I wanted to share some pictures of Midnight, the kitten I was taking care of.  She has gone back to her owner now, I really miss her!  Please excuse my messy carpet, my vacuum was not working, but I found a great one at a yard sale for $10!
 Pippi not letting her get away, she needed a bath!
 What is that smell?  Is it a mouse or a new toy?  At least that is what I think he was thinking since he kept "bopping" her!
 Finally they let her take a nap!  She got lots of cat baths wile she was here!
I never did hear from the winner of the book The River Rose I sent her 2 emails and she never answered, so I drew a new winner!  Actually, Pippi did.  I put the pieces of paper on the floor and the one she tried to eat won.  

eyeballlucy said...
I love to win.....this book sounds so awrsome.......

I'll send you an email!

I hope ya'll have a great day!


Sarah said...

You are making considerable progress since the last time I checked your blog. Are you filling in between the flowers with the blue? It will be stunning!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Awww, such a sweetie! I love that middle panel on your quilt! Cats are my downfall.

Sarah Craig said...

That is going to be one beautiful quilt, Missy! I'm very impressed - I've always wanted to make a hexie quilt, but lack the "stick-to-it-iveness"! Whoop whoop!!

And aren't kittens cute? She's a sweetie....

Quilter Kathy said...

Great job on this hand work project...thanks for linking up! It's a great idea to label each flower just in case the kitties try to "help" you with your layout :)

Cathy Tomm said...

Great first hand project. The kitten is cute too.

Allison said...

your hexagon flowers are looking great! and the center panel is cute :)

scraphappy said...

Your hexies are looking great. Sounds like you have the rest planned out, now you just have to keep going.

vtquilter said...

Love your hexies and the layout looks great.

"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8

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