I have been in a "finishing" mode and only slowly putting together the hexagons for this one-square quilt. Rachel and I were shopping when she found this Amy Butler fabric and thought it would work interestingly in this type of quilt. Normally I am not a fan of Amy Butler's designs but this one offered a big pattern, really 22x22 which meant a lot of possibilities. -- The wall photo is in artificial light so it looks creamier than it is, and the swatch photo below is in natural light so the colors are truer. I so love my felt design wall! Those hexagons are held there simply by friction, not a pin on the whole wall, I can move them around as I like. Rachel came over the other evening and made a few adjustments. It's going to hang there a few more days before I start to sew them together. There are, in fact, quite a few more hexagons, several not yet sewn together -- they are mostly the light background with little bits of design. Maybe I'll use some of them in the main design, maybe I'll make a border. perhaps only on a couple of sides ... possibilities abound. They could go on the back or they could be used for other items like a table runner or a smaller wall quilt. I really love the "what if" aspect of quilting.
This strip quilt was made using drier sheet as the foundation. This quick and easy method is always fun because I can choose exactly which piece comes next but will always be surprised when I put several together and see the patterns formed.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!