Wednesday, October 23, 2013

More Progress and Yet Another Distraction!

I've got most of the columns pinned together and numbered. Once all are pinned, I'll start to sew them together.  This hexagon/kaleidoscope quilt really should be the only thing I'm working on since the challenge is to have it completed by December...but I'm hard headed and working on something else too. (I have M.P.D. remember?!)

I'm making this wall hanging  for my office...w/bolder colors of course.

This is my first attempt at applique. The instructions suggest a small blanket stitch. It will be done w/a machine...because I simply have no desire to hand applique. I'm scared of applique though and wondering if just using the fusible web will be enough. I mean, do I really have to sew around the edges?  I think it's coming along nicely though. What do you think?

A Thread for Life
I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in the inner man through His Spirit, and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God.  Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us — to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Eph: 3:16-21 hcsb


  1. I think you're referring to the kaleido-hex quilt? Thank you. I'm liking the way it's turning out. =)

  2. I like the pattern! And I am still in awe of the kaleido-hex quilt. It seems you chose the perfect fabric(s?) for it, with all the swirling action.

    I have some applique ahead of me, too... the Dresden plates! (yikes).

    1. Greta it's just one fabric! And as soon as I saw it I knew I would use it for this quilting technique. Check it out on this page:

      I got the inspiration for this quilt from the book One Block Wonders by Maxine Rosenthal. One could pick the ugliest fabric ever and it will turn into a beautiful quilt w/this technique.

  3. You are correct. That is really stunning and especially something for a "beginner".

  4. Thanks again. They are stunning. It is my opinion that even the ugliest fabric would yield stunning results w/this technique! This is the 2nd one I've made of this type. There is a pic of the other in my post "Quilts I've Made". I was a true beginner when I made it and forgot how much work was involved but I fell in love w/these quilts when a friend showed me Maxine Rosenthal's book One Block Wonders.


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