Monday, September 10, 2012

Fallout Stars on Design Wall Monday

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!

Happy stitching-
carol fun

18 comments:

  1. Wow, ist das toll. Und die Farben leuchten richtig, wie ein wundervoller Herbsttag.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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  2. Your quilt is really pretty! I love those colors - just perfect for fall!!

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  3. oooh Beautiful warm colors and wonderful design.
    Ann

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  4. The addition of that golden fabric is perfect! It just makes everything else glow so your candle analogy is spot on. When I made my hexagon quilt, I had to un-stitch the entire top because I din't like the way it turned out. So happy you didn't have to do that! I didn't even know that Three Dog Night was still around!

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  5. Love the colours! Hope all goes well with your mammogram. Three Dog Night, now that takes me back!!!!!

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  6. Fallout Stars is the perfect name!

    glen

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  7. Love your Fallout Stars - so pretty. Three Dog Night!!! Serious memories. LOL

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  8. Oh it is going to be a beauty!
    Happy sewing

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  9. Love!!!!! Sounds like a varied week ~ Three Dog Night sounds fun!!!

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  10. Lovely quilt!

    Hope you enjoy your concert! But don't get so wild I have to read about your son getting you off of charges in the newspapers! :)

    Keep that knitting mojo going, I think it's rubbing off on me, too.

    Blessings always

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  11. Sounds like a very busy week! Love the colors you chose as usual. You have the best sense of color!

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  12. Your Fallout Stars are very pretty and the name fits perfectly. I haven't heard the name 3 Dog Night in many, many years. Are they as old as Mick J. from the Rolling Stones?

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  13. Your quilt is looking more beautiful all the time.

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  14. I love this quilt! Perfect for Autumn too! My coworker went to see 3 Dog Night this summer... said it was a great concert! Have fun!!!

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  15. Virtuous indeed! Stash shopping rocks at your house, I tellya!

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