Well, here we are the next day and I realized that I did not add anything about my Brinton Hall. Today is such a better day than yesterday. I am now certain that Mr Fibro and Mr Weather Changer got me but good this week along with Mr Reflux – darn it! But Zantac 150 saved me today – thinking about taking one a day until Mr Rebound Reflux goes away!!!!! I hate losing a day to my hobby when I cannot find my brain or my tummy hurts!
So here we go for another update! My Brinton Hall has been ignored long enough! All I need to do is to finish the center medallion hexagons and I can go on with my re-design of the quilt. I would love to have it ready for show next year (being the dreamer that I am). I have it back on the design board and filling in the remainder of the hexagons to square it. Then I will sew the medallion to a background fabric – oh joy – another fabric color decision!
Here is a picture of the center medallion hexagon placements pattern that I am now working on. This pattern is from a Quiltmania Magazine.
As you can see the top and bottom of the medallion requires 10 hexagons to fill in the “empty” space. I thought that it would look good to use the colors that were closest to the large flowers (color coordinator from the 1960’s). I will sew them together last because after working on the corners I may have to change the color selections – we will see.
Being the “UN-scrappy quilter” I am, for the 4 corners, I selected one section and then decided that I would use the same colors for each of the corners. I am hoping that the corners will look OK because I am not doing what I did with the top and bottom group of hexagons. (Hum I wonder if this is a wrong move – I may need to rethink this) (It may look better if I continue on with the “matching” of colors OR go scrappy with the top and bottom hexagons – time will tell.) After I selected my colors, I stacked them in 4’s, labeled them (hopefully I will not screw this up) and put them in order in my handy-dandy Plano fishing tackle storage container. Love those Plano’s!
Now I am ready to sew each row together and then the corners (4 times). If I try to go with different scrappy on each corner (probably like most quilters would do) it would be too unorganized for me. Oh well, another technique to work on next year, but so far I am doing much better with scrappy that I used to be.
Next on my list to select a piecing project to work on during the day. I am bound and determined to get that long arm going as I have 6 tops PLUS to quilt. It is nice to have a quilt loaded and when I get tired I can sit at the machine and sew on another project. I have 5 applique projects going now and no time for boredom there, just do not need to start another one although it is tempting!
Have a wonderful week-end, stay cool as winter is around the corner! 2017 is 5 months and 1 day away!!!!!!!!! Are we happy yet?