Friday, December 18, 2009

Six months, now done


Labor intensive! Yes, indeed. But I haven't been working on this Maxine Rosenthal quilt nonstop. It sat for weeks at a time while I did other quilting. However, as the second one is, as of yesterday and today, being sewn together, I wanted to finish this first, which I did early this week.

I've shown this before but it was not quilted. I've been doing that since Thanksgiving. Each hexagram in the body of the quilt has a spiral sewn free hand [by machine]. And then there were the borders. Now it's bound and labeled. The title is "Fireworks over the Forest." I thought of that almost as soon as I saw how it was forming on my design wall. Nice to have it done. I wish I had something like a large foyer in which to display it.

The next one, as shown just a few posts back [on design wall]. is light whereas this is dark. Finishing it will also take quite some time but meanwhile I can't help thinking that I very much want to do a third with a lot of bright colors. I'm starting to keep my eye open for the right fabric. I browsed through the nearby Heartbeat Quilts which has such a wonderful selection of fabrics I swoon when I go in there. At $9 to 12 a yard I can usually tell myself I don't have to buy anything right now. Really, most are such fine quilting cottons, they are worth the price. But my frugalista leanings usually win out, I get a little woozy when FQs are $2.75 each. Meanwhile I've got plenty of quilting to keep me occupied and it's certainly not time to start another hexagon quilt.

5 comments :

Marie aka Grams aka Gramarme said...

Simply spectacular! What a stunning quilt. What are your plans for it?

June Calender said...

I don't know what I'll do with it except keep it until I've got the current one and the one in my head done so I can see the three together and how color changes everything. This is a funny size. I could use it as a throw, it's big enough for napping under, but it's not big enough for a bed quilt.

Cindy Russell said...

Beautiful, June! You continue to inspire ...

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Wish I could see it in person.
Hummmm!

Ky said...

June this quilt is stunning and I agree with Diane...it would be something to see in person. I think you should enter this one in a show. Truly beautiful work!