For those who are a part of my facebook page, MDQuilts, you know that recently I switched back to my fermenting (projects are never UFOs here…they ferment) 30s Repro hexies & jewels quilt.
and what I call Jewel Blooms, 6 jewel shapes, I could achieve out of the stash I had set aside for this project.
I purchased 1.5 yards of the modern black & grey print along with 1 jelly roll of soft creams, pinks, yellows, taupes, and very soft orange kona solids that I am using in the Jewel Blooms.
The 30s repro hexies are what I did in the 3700 miles of car rides in 3weeks in May 2013 when the kids each graduated collage and moved home for 6 days (Pauli) and 2 weeks (Emily) before we drove their stuff to their new out of state residences….whew. That was a lot of driving. And a lot of hexies got done when it wasn’t my turn behind the wheel.
Before I left home, I have been in Arkansas since Tuesday visiting Emily, I took this picture of where I was at in my idea for the layout.
Armed with that info, my fabric count, and some time I figured out I can make a center portion for this quilt of approximately 50 x 58.
Then I will add borders of at least 8″ that will be pieced or maybe even appliqued. I will cross that bridge when I get to it.
Several of you have asked for the layout pattern. You can find it as a free PDF on my PDF page of this website under Quilt Patterns.
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Next week when I am home I plan to work on the borders of the Castle Wall Quilt. Yes that will be a free pattern on the PDF page to as soon as I am done.