Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday Morning Star Count - the Big Picture



 
Here are my three big flower chunks.  I had to rearrange and turn the strips around several times to make sure the same fabric wasn’t touching.  After I join these three into one big quilt top, I’m going to add a few flowers along the top and bottom to even it out a bit.  I’ve been back and forth about how to finish the edges – borders or no borders.  I saw a beautiful flower hexagon quilt at Grit's Life with borders.  Last week, in the comments, Liniecat  pointed out a no border hexagon quilt at Michele Made Me.  Elita listed this tutorial for finishing hexagon edges.  I like the no border edges, but my quilt is very large. It would mean a lot of hexagons for the backside, but would look nice.

Remember this section that doesn’t fit in with the rest?  I’m going to make it into a table runner, with this backing fabric and try out the no border edges.  Maybe I’ll have something to show by next week.
 



I’m linking up with Jessica’s epp show at Life Under Quilts.  Check out the other epp projects and join in yourself! (Monday comes to Japan 14 hours before the east coast of the US).

The Disappearing Snowmen
In most places, snowmen disappear by melting.  Here, they disappear when it snows again.  These are the snowmen I posted about yesterday, after it snowed overnight.



 

18 comments:

  1. Your flowers are so wonderful in my favorite color ;-) Wonderful fabrics. Thank you for Link my blog.

    Greetings Grit

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  2. Oh, how beautiful ! Your blue flowers are just GORGEOUS, heartful congratulations !
    Great pictures of the disappearing snowmen. Very special...

    Friendly threads from Belgium,
    NADINE
    XOXOXO

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  3. Great collection of flowers!
    I checked out the no border quilt tutorial and I think it is a neat way of keeping the hexagon look. Try it first with the table runner and then maybe you will love treating the bed quilt in the same way. Have fun and good luck!

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  4. Wow, your blue flowers are looking so great.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  5. Your cover looks wonderful and thanks for the Elita link, love that idea too!

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  6. Absolutely beautiful! I am going to check out all the links you posted for various border options. Although I am far from that point, I love looking at options :).

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  7. Your quilt looks awesome! I can only dream of reaching the "almost done" stage. Great work!

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  8. Your quilt is looking so beautiful! I can only dream of being at the "almost done" stage. How exciting! Great work.

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  9. You have inspired me to think about my next hexagon quilt. I would love to make something in blues and whites...maybe I'll aim for pillow size as I still have a few years of hand quilting to do on my Grandmothers flower garden quilt.

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  10. Very impressive. I feel like they are little spring flowers waiting for their bed.

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  11. Wow, gorgeous! I would love to see how you join such big, irregular pieces...

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    1. It's not as difficult as it looks. The pieces are strips and go together like a zipper. The photo shows three pieces - two double strips already together and one single strip.

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  12. I love blue and white - they're a dreamy combination in your beautiful hexagon top!

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  13. That is so so pretty! now I am ITCHING to sew mine together- all pinks, so it'll have a similar effect!

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  14. That hexie quilt is going to be gorgeous, such beautiful blues you've chosen.

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  15. Oh, I love seeing them all together! My friend Melinda made a small quilt with the borderless technique and it's just awesome; check it out:
    http://quirkygranolagirl.blogspot.com/2013/05/bloggers-quilt-festival-spring-2013.html

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