I suppose I have decided on the final layout for the New York Beauties. I should have worked on getting those sewn together and decided on some borders, but I didn't. They are pinned and off the wall next to the sewing machine - maybe later today.** Edited to add a natural light photo of the blocks all pieced together Yea! it is all together!**
I did get the HST quilt I have posted about before all pieced together. Now I need to decide what I want to do with it. It does look smart all sewn together and the secondary pattern of diagonal stripes really comes out more strongly than it did before it was all condensed. Any suggestions for additions to this one? It is only 36" x 36" as it stands and I think it needs more, but I can't think of anything that would still allow the HST's to be the focus. What about a total departure from the pieciness of the HST's ... like a band of houses and trees and town buildings all facing the center... call it Cross Roads or Town Squares.
I also pulled a fabric out of the stash that I have been saving for a One Block Wonder wall hanging, got it cut up and got all the hexies sewn in halves. This one I will take with me this summer to play with the placement. This was a first shot just to see what I have. I wish I had more, although I was so grateful to only have this many when I was piecing and pressing them last night! I also have a fish one all in half hexies that I may take to play with too. It just never got put together. I have a little more of this fabric, maybe two repeats worth and three fabrics that are the colors contained in the print so I should be able to put something together.
So that is what is up on my wall. I need to get busy cleaning the house and doing the laundry and beginning to get really organized for the migration in a few weeks. Check out lots of other great design walls over at Patchwork Times. Have a great week.
Very pretty quilt tops. I love the hst as is but adding some trees and houses would be very pretty. I am fasinated with the NYB. My piecing skills would need to be better before I attempted something like that. It has some real punch in its colors to. Very nice.ReplyDelete
Great work. I am working on a peaches and dream quilt too. It is all oranges/ yellows/ greens and blues-not at all what Judy's quilt looks like. I'm sure Judy won't mind.ReplyDelete
Seriously 22 2.5 in batik strips for 3.50.....that is awesome. Love the peaches and dream pattern. Now that I see it in your gorgeous colors I may reconsider and put that one higher on the list. Oh and look at those NYB. I'm going to miss them when your done with them. Can you slow down just a little ;)ReplyDelete
Wow on the price. You did good to buy them and get started on another good looking quilt. We all have trouble finishing. I really like the new york beauty.ReplyDelete