July Hexi Challenge at the Niagara Modern Quilt Guild... this is how mine went down !
Our Guild is gently guiding us towards modern composition with the following list... not to be considered a score sheet except by those particularly competitive, such as the writer of this blog.
And I quote from our website:
A modern quilt could reflect the following:
You be the Judge !!!
|Hexis destined to remain forever in a ziploc bag... |
freed from their prison by this challenge !
|To use green...|
|trying too hard?|
|Add more purple... starting to let go... a bit|
|Pinned to my fence... spent a lot of time staring at this, sipping wine, staring, sipping...|
I think my neighbours are used to me or don't bother wondering what I am doing now.
|Hmmm... more inspiration.|
Please disregard the nettles, I have given up my fight with them.
|Then I decide to move the quilt closer to the lupins and lay in the grass to take photos...|
I must make for an amusing if somewhat disturbing neighbour
|And finally quilted... |
started with a free motion hexi pattern sort of...
then added repeating squares.
I can play on my own quilt whereas clients are a little less willing to let me imagine on their work!
|my go to IKEA backing... |
and I managed to get the tension as close to perfect as possible...
variegated purple thread on top and a khaki bobbin.
I have a head lamp that I use when checking the back of the quilt on the longarm, no I am not kidding.
|"appliqued" hexis right on the longarm with swirly stitching...|
|That is Ginger... of Ginger Quilts of course :)|
Hope you enjoyed your pictorial journey into my creative mind !