Oh I had a lovely weekend that included the trifecta of crafty pursuits - I did a little cross stitch, a lot of knitting and I got my mojo back for my Fallout Hexagons!
My original plan languished on my design wall for several weeks, and while I love the fabrics and the hexagons (even though they remind me of the Fallout Shelter logo)- it just wasn't right. I realized that the only way to assemble it hexagon to hexagon was going to require some fussy sewing, and anymore I just don't want to do that kind of work. So I got out some quilt books and looked through them and it hit me.....stars! I LOVE star blocks and this setting will be waaaaay easier to sew together.
I like having the full hexagons interspersed with the pieced ones and I LOVE that gold fabric in the star points. I had this in my stash. It is a Nancy Halvorsen Christmas fabric from the collection called "Tidings". It has circles that are composed of dots and it reminds me of looking at candlelight through a window with raindrops on it.
Most of the dark fabrics in this quilt are from a jelly roll from Sentimental Studios called Shades of Fall. It was also in my stash. I've added some tone-on-tone greens and some beige fabrics - again all stash fabrics! Aren't I being the virtuous quilter? LOL!
My plan at the moment is to slice the hexagons on the ends in half and finish this up without a border. I just want a pretty Fall throw to toss over my stitching chair. Well there are lots of things to do this week - my youngest son has classes MWF - I have a mammogram on Wednesday - I want to get the primer on some furniture at my oldest son's house - and I have tickets to see Three Dog Night this weekend! Hopefully I can squeeze in some sewing time too!