That's a nice non-descriptive title, huh?!
If I wrote, "More Hexagons", then half of you would take for the hills. But reality is, I have been doing relatively mundane things, and the hexagons are at the top of the interest list. I am putting a binding on the silk wholecloth. Yippy-do-da!...see, I told you...not so thrilling. I also did a client quilt last weekend, but because it has rained here for 6 days (kind of getting like Scotland), I have crummy, dim-light photos that I may just not post. I was more interested in getting it sent back to the owner than holding onto it until I could get a clear picture!
Today is my youngest's 9th birthday. It's the last year of single digits in our house. The past 2 days have been about cake making and other things for tonight's family party. Because her day always falls before school starts, we hold off on the kid-party until mid September, when she knows who is in her class. Yea for me - school resumes next week!
I endeavor to make pretty cakes, but it is very clear I am a better quilter than cake decorator!
Almost 9, and sporting all her Paris couture, in Paris no less!
Here's a layout using 23 blocks. The lighter ones at top and bottom center may be omitted to yield the next placement. It would give me enough open space for quilting. I think I like how the colors are arranged. The blocks just need the final star points to be stitched on. I am (again, I think) using Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids for these points. It comes in nice bold, almost sherbet-like colors. I have some small pieces in several colors ordered. Next week I will make a decision about what color will go where. I am hoping seriously that these points will bring further cohesion to the placement, as one bolder color will be for the center 9 blocks, and a softer, cooler color(s) will be used for the other 12. My thinking is that the background will still be the silk Radiance. Pricey, but I think the effect is worth it. I will first get the stars done, then rethink the background. Lotsa applique!