April 12, 2014

Joining Rows

Since I last posted about this,I have spent a lot of time working on my hexie flower quilt. It has reached the point where I feel like it's almost finished, so now I want to work on it even more to see it finished. Do you find you're more excited to work on a project as you near the end? Of course, I'm only nearing the end of the quilt top, not the actual finished quilt, but a finished top is something to celebrate too.

Here are all 56 flowers joined into their 7 rows.
 But wait...it gets even better!

I've started joining those rows to each other. So far I have combined four rows into two wide rows.

I am so glad I chose to use two different blues for the background, and that I stitched them randomly rather than trying to create a pattern.
I love the interest it adds to the background, without making it so busy that it takes away from the flowers.

On a totally different note, I have joined Instagram. I am @devotedquilter, if you'd like to follow me there.

And on another completely different note, Craftsy is having a flash sale this weekend, with great prices on some of their classes. I noticed that Angela Walters' Dot to Dot Quilting and Free-Motion Quilting with Feathers are both included in this sale. I have watched both classes and learned a lot from them. I love Angela's teaching style and her fmq is amazing.

I hope you're having a great weekend! I'll be linking to some of these places.

13 comments:

  1. I'm just at the point where I put mine in rows this week. I have been sewing faster as I neared the end of the flower making.

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  2. Congrats!! This is fantastic! I bet you are excited, it is going to be awesome!

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  3. My favorite is the yellow on the bottom, but they are all terrific.

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  4. It's fantastic! I love how the 2 blues are random too! Congrats on your progress!

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  5. what can i say, it is beautiful, love hexies and love the colours you have selected, cannot wait to see completed top :)

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  6. It is looking fabulous, I can understand why you are eager to work on it :)

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  7. Your hexie quilt is coming along very well. I find the beginning and endings are quite exciting - sometimes the doldrums strike in the middle times.....

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  8. This is fantastic... how nice to be so close to the finish line!

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  9. I love hexies, and yours are so delightful. I agree ... the two blues add some interest without overwhelming the flowers.

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  10. Wow! Impressive is all I can think of. ... Gorgeous too ! I will follow your progress on this one because I wouldn't want to miss the finishing act.

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  11. I agree that your mix of blue fabrics adds interest to the background. This is looking beautiful!

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