I drafted a pattern for the half hexagons, which isn't hard to do: you just need the finished measurement of the short sides, and then if you think about it, a half hexagon is made up of 3 equilateral triangles, so voilà, template made.
Tish, and author of the blog, Dave the Quilt Engineer (each of them are having a giveaway, on until tomorrow btw) said in his post about his diva of a cat, "'if it fits, I sits' (not just for boxes)". Thus it is with my Bella. See what I mean about cats getting the same memos? As soon as I laid this down, hot off Avril the Avanté, to get a photo, Bella was like, "Mmmrrow? for sure I'll test it for you, and don't even worry about my good side; they're ALL good!" as she blinked, owl-like at me.
She was sure to get involved in one of the most exciting parts of the quilt process in her mind's eye, binding:
Here is the back, assembled from leftovers:
Halloween quilt, two chunks from non-blogged about quilts: a piece of brushed cotton from a Thanksgiving quilt, and the brown from another very cuddly quilt.
Quilt Paradigm used on one of her latest quilts. I don't have a circle template for my longarm, but I do have one to trace around, so I traced the circles onto the fabric and then just FMQ-ed them as well as the wavy line connectors. They aren't perfect; you can see a wobble in the black fabric, but I'm okay with it; I'm not a robot.
Ikaprint. (no affiliation but Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts is, so go there first and click on through!
I haven't decided whether I will keep this one or sell it or maybe donate it to a needy place. Speaking of donating, I finally dropped off the first quilt I made for the Henry Glass Fabrics Desire to Inspire Challenge.
This is in the vestibule of the Sexual Assault Crisis Centre in Windsor. I asked for this one to go to a boy as it is more masculine in feel on both the front and definitely on the back. I now realize that I have never given you a more in-depth look at all of my projects for that Henry Glass challenge. I need to do that. I already gave the Centre two I made in April when it was Sarah's Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge.
Back to Fall Respendence.
|Loving the slowly opening mums! Here we'd set them out to catch the rain, which is still falling off and on today.|
One of my favourite style of shots. Mmm!
It's nice to check another off one off the list...haven't made great progress this quarter. I've been doing other, unforeseen quilting, as well as experiencing some other life stuff, so I apologize for not getting back to you in a timely manner if you've left a comment. I hope to catch up this weekend. Remember to vote in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival! Easy peasy, just click the 3 that you like in each category. Here is the one I entered, Rainbow Kitty Rows in the ROYGBIV category:
|The post I wrote for the festival is here|
Pattern: based on a tutorial from Quilting is More Fun Than Housework
Size: 42 1/2 X 49 3/4"
Fabric: scraps and stash
Batting: Warm n Natural
Quilted: on Avril the Avanté; 52 236 stitches
Threads: pieced with Gütermann; quilted with Essential variegated thread 21224 Autumn Splendor
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