So here are my latest rosettes. I love this yellow fabric and look, more little birds!
The fabric in the centre is another old fabric that has been in my stash for more than 15 years. It is amazing how long it lasts when you use it sparingly!
I used it to make the body of a dragonfly in my quilt Where Fiddleheads Grow. You can see the entire quilt here.
I love this fabric I used in the outer ring. I bought a fat quarter and when I started chopping it up I fell in love with it so I found an online store that carried it so I bought a full yard! I don't know what you call this colour. Is it olive, grey, putty, taupe? I just don't know but what I do know is that it is fabulous!
The gold fabric is another old scrap and I believe it was from a Smithsonian collection.
The next two rosettes are made with directional prints. I love the texture that they bring to the rosette.
The spotted fabric was a scrap from a friend's quilt. It is a more modern print but I think it will fit it my quilt just fine!
I've made all of my stars and half and half rosettes for the border of my quilt and have started sewing them together. There are two strips like this and they will be on the sides of the quilt. There will be filler hexagons inserted between the rosettes so that I'll end up with a straightish sewing edge.
This is part of the strip that will attach to the top and bottom. Notice that there is a beige connector piece between the rosettes.
This is the corner with the two sections above attached to it.
Just to refresh your memory this my drawing of one quarter of my Birds in the Loft hexagon quilt.
If you are partial to hexagon quilts be sure to check out LuAnn's post about an antique hexagon exhibit at the Paducah Rotary. I particularly like the first quilt which she describes as a stripy quilt. It would be a terrific way to use up leftover hexagons!
Until I post again, happy sewing!