I have sewed my brains out for the last 16 days (ok a few days off in there) but last night I finished the bed size version of Ring Around The Hexies. I truly love Civil War Repros. Some people think they are drab and without spark but I beg to differ. I think when working with them scrappy is the way. Individually the prints and colors can be “very quiet” but when they get next to one another they start to shout for the viewer’s attention and things get exciting. Well at least that is how I see it.
So even if you aren’t a scrappy girl. And I am not always. But most of the time I am. I always say “more is better” if you want a quilt that has “ZING”. Give the eye a lot to take in. So if you want a blue and yellow quilt. Well use 15 blues and 15 yellows. Variety is the spice of life.
So the top is done and I cheerily call out this fact to Paul who is in the kitchen making the most delicious sour cream apple pie. Which I really can’t talk about because we landed up slicing into it and eating some before we remembered to take pics. But I can share a link to the recipe. Trust me it is wonderful and will be made again. Now back to quilting.
This problem is being addressed and might not be “fixed” for a few months. So this is the best I can do at this time.
I am so in love with this full version.
I am going to put a 2.5″ temp border around the edges to stabilize it as it travels for a month with me before I get to quilting it.
You will be able to see this top in person at the Schoolhouse session for Ring Around the Hexies during Market. And it will be hanging in the Paper Pieces booth at Festival!
NOTE: The special preorder package of both the Ring Around The Hexies Book and Template will cease at midnight on Monday.
This morning my bag is packed and I am ready to hit the road for a whopping 58 miles to Michigan City, Indiana. Tomorrow I am teaching Pieced Hexies for the Come Quilt with Me & Pat Yamin Retreat. Then it’s back home til Friday.
I have a lot of travel kitting to do this week. October is jam packed with trips.
But for now I am going to just sit back with some morning coffee and read the Sunday paper.
Enjoy your day,
p.s. I would really appreciate your posting of comments. I am in the midst of trying to tweak this new format of blog. My webmaster and I have the goal of once your first comment is approved all your comments will automatically be approved and immediately posted. But in order to do this I need some comments posted. Of course I ask this when I will be off on the road and unable to “approve” comments for 36 hours. But if you could try to post a comment this week I would most appreciate it. Thanks!