Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Long View

While I've been cutting my cream hexies I moved the small design wall with the hexies to the end of the hall so that I could gain some perspective on it and see if it was good as is or if that last plum hexie needed to be changed.

A picture says a thousand words. It's out, and for a couple of reasons. Anal as I am, I knew that having duplicate plum hexies would bother me. In addition, Kyle reminded me of why I had made a replacement for it in the first place - I am concerned that the cream border will disappear. I also wanted a lighter fabric - I had forgotten how much lighter the fabrics in the original quilt are and I like that look. I haven't been able to get my hands on enough toiles so this collection of fabrics will have to do.

So I started replacement number three. It's not with the blue rose print I showed you last time because the blue was just too clear - it needed to be something creamier to work with the other prints. I had a small remnant of this turquoise (it looks blue but it's soft turquoise) that sort of fell out of a pile at me (a sign?). I had gotten it from Jane's stash when I was looking for large florals to include throughout Candied Hexagons and had totally forgotten that there was any left.

I've got all of the border hexies cut and have started turning them under.

As I stitch I dream of this. Isn't it incredible? There are a couple of Brigitte Giblin designs to choose from and you can get it as a case for either an iPhone or iPad. I don't have a personal phone, just one for work, so that will have to wait until I retire, but I'm very tempted to buy one now so that I have it when I need it! Drool.....M


Susan said...

These hexies are really pretty! I can see how that phone cover is an inspiration. Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers!

Glenda said...

What a lovely visit your hexaies are lovely and the quilt will be beautiful, I'm hand quilting a antique 1/2 hexagon 1930's kingsize quilt and jus tlove sitting quilting each hexagon and dreaming of the quilters that made it. Cheers Glenda Austrlaia

Kyle said...

Lookin' good!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love that Iphone case! I saw one someplace recently that had a featherweight on it. I'm getting a new phone this week - might have to see about one of these - love your hexies.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lovely hexis! And goodness, what great phone cases!

marina said...

Love your hexies and they are coming together so beautifully, if you have to make changes now is the time.
Love that phone cover!