No. 7 on my list of WIP's is Stonefields. You may remember that way back in September 2014 I attended a class with Susan and was fortunate enough to see the original quilt.
I took loads of photos (with Susan's permission!) you can see more of them on my blog here:
I had recently joined a BOM and after seeing the original quilt I changed around a lot of the fabrics, I kept up for a while (!) and pieced 60 blocks
I also pieced quite a few of the small 3/4" hexagon rosettes for the border
and prepped even more...
I then got distracted by a shiny new quilt project! and these have been languishing in a box ever since. I decided quite early on that I didn't want to do the hexagon border, and as I have a sort of plan percolating for the 6" blocks, I need to come up with a project that uses all these hexagons :)
At the same time as I was piecing these, I was also working on this embroidery of Jasper in the garden of our cottage.
I have always loved the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts especially the 'Garden Path' design with green triangles and diamonds like this 1930's design
I am thinking of something similar with my embroidery at the centre. I think the rosettes are too strong on their own next to the embroidery, but might work as a second border
I plan to add a ring of cream to the first border and then I might use this lovely sage green for the 'paths'
I have printed out some more papers from Incompetech onto card and am ready to go
I glue baste with a Sewline glue pen and then like to use Aurifl 50wt thread in off white or pale grey for stitching and these Tulip size 8 piecing needles.