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Thursday, July 31, 2008

K Quilt

Here is the K quilt laid out without the black strips in the middle. It is about half sewn down but then I had to quit until I get a new iron. It will have wide black borders and a narrow red one if I can find a matching red or burgundy. There are two shades of red. I'd prefer the darker one if I can find it.

Here are a few close ups of some of the hexagons. The boxes are also hexagons and each triangle is made from three trapezoids. The smallest piece is 1 3/4 inch tall. There are a lot of seams on this quilt. I have been using Elmer's glue to stabilize the long bias seams. It works great until you have to rip out.

I'm really liking how this is turning out.

Oh, oh. I just noticed that I have the same boxes touching each other. Good thing it's not sewn down. It's amazing what you notice in a photo that you don't see when you are looking right at it.

I really like how this one is turning out. I'll be quilting it with a simple meander and try to avoid the spots where all the points come together in the middle of the hexagons. I'm just wondering if I should continue the meander over the border or do something different there. I guess I'll know more when I get the border on.


jovaliquilts said...

This is turning into an absolutely incredible quilt! It must be fun to make -- so much playing with the fabric to get all those kaleidoscopes, then the boxes, and the layout possibilities. It's great.

Quilt Pixie said...

hope you solve your iron "problem" quickly, as this is one of those quilts I imagine its hard to walk away from long -- I'd just "need" to see how the next peice would change the overall, pushing me so quickly to the end... :-)

Lise said...

OH MY, this is turning out to be sooooo awesome...lots of work, and must be hard to sew the pivots...I know I'm not great doing that ...will be checking in to see

pudge's girl said...

I love, love, love your one block wonder. There is nothing like black and white and red all over.