I started making colorful hexagons on a trip to Colorado in 2010. Off and on for months, I continued making them and eventually stitched them together in chains of color...Most of the fabrics are polkadots with a few stripes and checks thrown in here and there. The hexagons have been to Colorado twice, to Maine (and all states between), as well as accompanying me during not a few hours of TV watching.
The quilting is a sort of grid pattern that I admit to "eye-balling" and is not particularly straight. I like the texture that the lines give the quilt, though. The binding is a colorful stripe that I found in my stash. It was my second choice. I originally sewed on a polkadot that really bugged me after I had it on the quilt....the dots were not printed straight and looked like they'd had a little too much too drink as they danced around the outside of the quilt! The stripe is a better choice anyway it turns out!
The Heather Bailey floral has been in my stash for several years and made for a fun back coupled with two Amy Butler dots.
I'm so excited to have my Rainbow Garden hexies finished that I can hardly stand it! Can one have too many photos of a finished project? Not in my book, you can't...especially if you have been working on it for 18 months or more!!
So....I've been seeing this little sign as I drive to and fro, here and there. It stands in front of a cute little house wearing two of my favorite colors...I wonder....
"Knock, knock." "Who's there?" "Lolly." "Lolly who?" "Lollyquiltz. Do you mind if I take a picture of my quilt in front of your pretty turquoise house?"
Your what?" "My quilt...it's colorful, like your house!"
"Well, sure....your right, that is colorful! and it goes well with the house paint. My daughter-in-law will be so tickled to know that you like her color choices!"
I can't wait to see what treasures will be for sale in the Unique Boutique (in Leawood, Kansas) when it opens it's doors. Pretty and colorful stuff, I"m sure!
I guess that's enough pictures for today! Come back tomorrow for a special Give-away celebrating a couple of special days in my life.