Thursday, May 24, 2012

Rows of Festive Cheers

I'm finally to the point where I can now sew rows of half hexagons together for Festive Cheer.

Rows and rows of half hexagons.

Because I opted to paper piece the half hexagons, the blocks are too heavy to place up on the design wall.
The floor of our dining room has become the "layout" space.
Mr. Cactus is being patient with the step over and around mess.
In between work, church and family commitments, it may take another week to get all the rows completed and sewn together.

This has been such a wonderful pattern to use up scraps of green from my stash baskets.
Eventually, all of the centers will filled in with an appliqued circle.

Festive Cheers was designed by Victoria Findley (Bumble Beans) and the pattern can be found in the Quilt Almanac 2012 Edition


Nat Palaskas said...

Nedra, you must be very pleased with it. I just love the color in this quilt. Enjoy piecing the rows - hugs Nat

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I think husbands of quilters are used to stepping around quilts on floors! Mine has to do that frequently - he will come in the door glance at the floor take off his shoes and sometimes not walk around it but right over it! (if it takes up the whole floor)Carefully though :)

Nanette Merrill said...

Spectacular. I wouldn't even dream of making these. You amaze me.

Nanette Merrill said...

Spectacular. I wouldn't even dream of making these. You amaze me.

Gayle said...

Hi Nedra - Our local JoAnn's was just remodeled and they got a whole bunch of new quilt books that I was looking at yesterday. There was one by Fons and Porter that had this same pattern in it and it really caught my eye - so needless to saw I really like yours! Now comes the dreaded part of removing all the papers, huh? Good luck!

Gina E. said...

I do not know how the heck you have time for work, church and family!! Your quilts are fabulous!

Material Mary said...

this is looking amazing. You will certainly love it when finished.

•stephanie• said...

Let me pick my jaw up off the floor.
I have to say I was thinking the same thing as Gayle.
Better warm up those tweezers!
Just beautiful.

fiberchick said...

Just gorgeous...You must send Victoria shot of the finished quilt!

Lois Evensen said...

My, goodness, that looks like so much work. Very pretty results, though!

Unknown said...

Your version is equally as wonderful!! Can't wait to see it all complete!!

Kim said...

I saw this and thought oh my goodness that looks like Victoria's quilt!
And you have done a beautiful job with her pattern :0) I hope she sees is just lovely....great job :0)

Happy Sewing

em's scrapbag said...

It's gorgeous!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

WOW! Hey! I didn't know you were making the quilt! send me pics when you have it done! love it!! My new variation is out in the new Quilt mag. for august/september, ( in case you need to make a baby quilt!) ;-)

dream quilt create said...

It's gorgeous, and even your toenails match!!! You do amazing work :)