Thursday, August 3, 2017

4 combinations.........

I sewed four of the twelve combinations that I have cut for the Hunter Star.  I placed the half blocks (triangular shaped) on the design wall and this would be the expected layout.  Note: pieces are just edge to edge, not overlapped as if the seams were sewn so there are holes at the centers of the stars right now.  Where the 4 big star blocks meet the star is 8 different fabrics.
Then I switched the blocks to half and half, 2 different combinations in each block. The 2 blocks with matching fabrics wouldn't necessarily be near each other since this is only 4 of 12 different pairs of fabric.  There will be more than 12 pairs too since the quarter units are only 6" finished.  If I sewed this right now it would only be 24" square.  More days of cutting and sewing ahead........
I realized I hadn't shown a photo of the backyard color since the Rudbeckia was in full bloom.  The tiger lilies are nearing the end of their blooming time so I'm glad I got this recorded in a photo now.







This is the view coming in from the other end of the path (weedy path...I need to do something about that).  I'm glad I went with red petunias in my two hanging pots this year.  I have seen more butterflies this year than in the last few and they are loving the Coneflowers.

13 comments:

Roxanne said...

Great photos of your garden in full summer glory. Love having coneflowers around for color, butterflies, and then birds eating the seeds.

Cheryl said...

I like both versions of your Hunters Star, but something about mixing them up makes it more vibrant. I will look forward to seeing it progress. Your garden still looks really pretty and I'm going to keep red petunias in mind for next year. I started a bunch of big red zinnias this year, and the butterflies seem to love them also.

Gene Black said...

I really like the "switched up" version best. It keeps the eye moving and as Cheryl said, it is more vibrant. It makes me smile.

Diana from SC said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of your yard. Truly enjoy them.

Judy H said...

Don't know which I enjoy more, views of your garden or the quilts. Love the 'mixed up' blocks rather than all the same ones.

DianeN said...

I love the Hunters Star and I like the mixed up ones the best. They're more striking that way. And your garden looks fabulous!

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

the garden looks wonderful! My tiger lilies died off some time ago now and the stalks are looking sorry - tall and drying. Love the quilt

Mary said...

When I saw your picture I was thinking that I might have to invest in this die. Then I read about the eight fabrics matching in the center. That would be a challenge. Still...

Hedy Hahn said...

Your garden looks so pretty, I really love the path and think I need one too. I love the bright yellow plant, it sure is pretty. Your quilt top is coming along, more Wanda magic to come.....

patty a. said...

Those blocks look great! I don't know which arrangement I like the best. It is suppose to be cooler here this weekend so maybe both of us can get out and do some weeding. My bed in the back is a real mess. We have had no rain for several weeks and I must get out and give my plants a drink tonight.

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to seeing this quilt finished. I am going to be
the odd one and say I like the top version better. I know it will look
great whatever choice you decide on...
Love your garden. I can tell it is well taken care of...
Have a great weekend!

Kay in Kansas

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

Love, love, love the way you put color together in your quilts and your garden! Both are beautiful!

Annabelle Hammer said...

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely quilting and gardening projects. You are very inspirational!