Monday, April 30, 2012

Slow Progress

Slow Progress, Its been a while since my last update.

I got a bit sidetracked by Pieced hexagons.  Kim did a replica of Frederica Josephsons quilt for the Annette Gero Book, "Fabric of Society" . There are a couple of versions out and about using similar blocks. i.e "Candied Hexagons" and "This goes with that" and "Sizzling Sixties" to name a few. Anywhooo i got carried away playing with the geometry of the block and came up with more than 20 ways to make hexagon shapes. Add to that the effects created by variety of fabrics and the number is huge. See Pips Blog for her version
 here

But i digress.  I HAVE been slooooowly working away on the bottom border of my flower garden and have finally completed all of the trees. As predicted the coral tree was a challenge. I found by working at it in short bursts it didn't send me round the bend. As Kim commented in my last post, "once you've  done one of those , everything is zippy."


 Looks harmless enough doesn't it? I found by snipping 5 times into each concave curve i could get the full depth and roundness


I need to get a move on i feel myself being seduced my Kims new pattern "Pandemonium"  and i would hate to leave this one mouldering in the UFO pile. 


9 comments:

  1. All those curly trees/organic thingies are amazing Sheila. Pink and Orange wormies are the best! I am still in love with your background fabric...hear my teeth gnashing with envy!... Thanks for the tip when sewing...good luck with finishing.... if Pandemonium is calling you!

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  2. Thank you Salley for your lovely comments, I have done it again and forgotten to send comments to my email. I am still very much enjoying this one and must resist casting it aside though i really can "see" at least a couple of the pandemonium panels on my walls/

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  3. I love all of them, I must drag mine out and look at it again, I may have too much green in it. Thanks for the handy tip about the curves, I'm not even looking at Pandemonium (much).

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  4. Those trees on your bottom border are AMAZING! Very beautiful applique' work.

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  5. Would love to see your hexagon quilt Sheila.I am about to start a variation of Candied Hexagons by Kerry Dear (as featured in Quilters Companion)

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  6. Your trees look lovely, Sheila! And thanks for your advice on the curves. I will keep that in mind for when I start on the Flower Garden. And yes, the Pandemonium pattern has arrived just last week, so I won't get bored for the next ten years or so. My advice to you: buy it , make it, ENJOY!!!!!

    Digna

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  7. Your trees look fabulous and you nailed all the curves beautifully.

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  8. They are fabulous Sheila. I am starting to bogged down - too many things started and not enough finished - and I now have visitors.

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  9. Beautiful trees Sheila! Kim McL

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