Hello lovely lovelies♡ Welcome to my little place, this very chilly Sunday. It was a blue-sky day, where outside the winds were a-blowing all day, but inside the sun's rays sprinkled warmth and cheeriness wherever they touched. It was one of those washing-flapping-in-the-wind, kinda days. Freezing outside but warm as toast inside.
This week I laid my pretty Tilda Chic Escape fabrics aside for a little while and picked up my Skipping Around The Garden Path quilt. The last time I chatted about this pretty I had finished all the blocks; the days were warm, the cosmos were sashaying and the dahlias were putting on a glorious show. This week I stitched all the blocks together. There were a few sunny days where my sewing room was awash with warm sunshine, where I cosied down for many an hour soaking up all the cheery rays. It took a little while as I had to make certain the squares met exactly. When I handstitched all the wedges together, I didn't actually sew down the sides of each of the intersecting squares because when I eventually joined these together, if indeed these didn't meet perfectly, I would manipulate each one so they did. I hope to hand stitch these down later this evening (though I fear I have run out of time) when I join the other slow stitching lovelies at Kathy's place.
I want to add a border around the outside, so I have a thought of hand stitching pentagons in a continuous arrangement skipping all the way around the edge. These pentagons will be stitched onto lengths of the slate grey fabric. I have no idea if this will work, but I will certainly give it a whirl. As I am a mathematically challenged gal I am going to make it up as I go along. Just playing yet again. So, I have covered many more pentagon EPP shapes and have begun to stitch these together in groups of six. I thought too, that this quilt would look fabulous with a scalloped edging all the way around, but of course this is jumping the gun, just a little. =)
Now to see if what is in my muddly head can translate to lots of happy pentagons filled with scrappy loveliness, skipping around the border of the quilt. Another good-in-theory, lame brain notion perhaps?? But.....if it pans out in the end, then I will be doing a happy dance. =) If perchance it goes belly up, then at least I will have oodles of scrappy pentagons in readiness for another pretty sometime down my hand stitching path.
Hoping you enjoy a lovely week, lovely lovelies♡ Thank you for gifting my day with your lovely visit♡ May you find small joys in the ordinary of the everyday♡ See you next week........perhaps. =)
Until the next time..................
I love how this quilt top is coming together like a double wedding ring quilt looks Kim and the border you have planned sounds perfect for it! I love your Bernini you sewed your hand pieced blocks together with! Stay warm inside, next weekend is the equinox!!ReplyDelete
I love my little Bernina, too, Kathi. My husband spotted it at a market and said I had to have it; and I certainly wasn't going to disagree with him. =) Yay.....if it is your summer equinox, then that must mean it is the winter solstice here. That means that after that, a little more daylight with each day...doing a happy dance. Kim XxDelete
I just love this quilt you are making…so light and airy with all that background fabric showing. Can’t wait to see the border. It’s supposed to rain a lot this afternoon so perhaps I will have some sewing time. We planted several new perennials yesterday so they are quite happy with the rain! Your sewing room looks like a lovely spot to while away the hoursReplyDelete
The pentagon border sounds wonderful! I hope it works out. I completely understand the problems involved, I'm mathematically challenged also so when it works out, I also do a happy dance!ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt in the sunshine!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Debra. I think quilts look more beautiful when the sun is shining. =) Kim XxDelete
It is beautiful and sounds you had a great idea, fingers crossed it works. Have a wonderful week, Kim.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful quilt top !! I like your skipping pentagon border idea--sounds wonderful...We are having cool and rainy weather here...good stitching days...ReplyDelete
Oh that quilt is just fabulous. Even this math teacher can get bogged down when it comes to quilt measurements. I like the idea of scrappy pentagons as a border and I am sure you will figure it out. Stay warm!ReplyDelete
so many pretty little pieces turned into something large - always so nice to use the little bits.ReplyDelete
Great attitude! Exploration and experimentation are rarely wasted.ReplyDelete
Talk about discipline! I would have abandoned this quilt in favour of the new pretties in a heart beat. Good for you for finishing this one before you play with the new.ReplyDelete
It's delightful to see progress on Skipping Around the Garden. Certainly, it reminds you of your beloved summer season. I do believe the majority of the fabrics are Liberty? I must buy some. Sewing in a sunny area is the best. A scalloped border would be perfect! Would you believe there is a vintage wedding ring quilt set with a blue solid currently on my bed. The rings make a natural scalloped edge. May I add how wonderful your just released Tilda fabrics are.ReplyDelete
Your quilt is so pretty. I am sure your border will work out, and add to the beauty of your quilt. Have a great week.
Best wishes Kay c XX
Fingers crossed that the border is do-able, Kay. I am expecting some fabric tantrums along the way. =) Hoping you enjoy a great week, too. Kim XxDelete
Love your Skipping Around the Garden, and I know you will figure it out. I too am mathematically challenged, I just fake it generally. As usual a visit to your part of the world brought a smile to my face!ReplyDelete
Your 'Garden' quilt is just yummy. I am sure that the pentagons in the border will work out just fine whether you're mathematically challenged or not. :) Gorgeous photos, as usual. Loved the one in the fernery where you have the quilt hanging and the pots of geraniums (+ others) arranged in front.ReplyDelete
Skipping around the Garden Path is just lovely, Kim! I'll enjoy seeing how that border goes on, too. This is turning into a beautiful quilt!ReplyDelete
Your fabrics are gorgeous! Your idea sounds great ..... play the 'what if' game if your initial idea doesn't work out.ReplyDelete
Es un diseño precioso, ahora te toca luchar para conseguir ese borde que has ideado en tu cabeza. Muchos BESICOS.ReplyDelete
That looks beautiful, Kim! It will bring a sunny smile to your face during any gloomy weather.ReplyDelete
Your border sounds wonderful, I am sure if you ask it to cooperate as you sew it will be fine!! That is such a pretty quilt.ReplyDelete
Will your great border idea work? I'm sure it will!ReplyDelete
Looking beautiful and the border sounds just perfect. xxReplyDelete
An other beautiful post combining flowers and quilts, Kim !ReplyDelete
Sure you will find the perfect border !
Have fun with it :)
Beautiful flowers and gorgeous quilt. Blessings dear friend.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, lovely Maristella. Kim XxDelete
Oh Kim it looks fabulous, I like the background color you chose for your pentagons, you have matched them up perfectly. Your idea for the border sounds great, good luck with it working out. I am the same way with my math, it doesn't always work out for me but like you say if not you will have many pretties to work with in another creation!ReplyDelete
Beautiful work! Hope you're having fun with those pentagons.ReplyDelete
What a lie grouping of all those pentagons, Kim. I love the happy choice of your background fabric. I hope you get the border all figured out in your head, which I’m sure will come to you. Happy stitching!ReplyDelete
It's looking beautiful Kim, anything involving maths is a big no no for me, it hurts my brain just to try anything mathematical it's funny how everyone is different. I do like the sound of the border and I'm sure it will work out fine. Have a great week. 😊 XxReplyDelete
Your quilt is just beautiful Kim. The fabrics are so pretty. xxReplyDelete
It's just wonderful to very tinker with something, to think and to sew...ReplyDelete
great art... you're doing it wonderfully, dear Kim, I'm thrilled... above all I'm thrilled with your results, which are always great... have fun with the doing and doing. Hug of Viola
p.s. I am in Leipzig with my daughter and we were u. a. at a ceramics market that the Museum of Applied Arts organizes every year... just wonderful... too!
Have a wonderful day dear Kim.
Thank you, Viola. The ceramics market you and your daughter visited sounds wonderful.Delete
Hello Kim ... just catching up after my return from Mums. How wonderful to see so much beauty in your post. Just what I needed - thank You. You always amaze me with what you achieve & make it sound so simple! I look forward to seeing what you create with the beautiful new Tilda range - I've seen it pop up on a few blogs & it is so mouth watering. Enjoy your week dear Kim. xxReplyDelete
I absolutely adore your Bernina!!!! And your quilt.. and your potted flowers....! xxReplyDelete
I like the making it up as you go. I often do that with my knitting or crocheting. Sometimes I find that more fun than totally figuring things before hand. The quilt is coming along very nicely. I can see the sun in your work room. It looks and sounds lovely.ReplyDelete
Making it up as you go is the best fun, isn't it, Sandy? Thank The Good Lord for the sun and happy sunshine; love bright, cheery sunshine. Kim XxDelete
Kim, you would never suspect you are in the middle of the winter doldrums by the bright and cheery pictures from your sewing room! Your Garden Path quilt is coming along beautifully and the outdoor photos, with it blowing in the breeze, are lovely! I'll be anxious to see how your unique border idea works out, but as you said, if it doesn't work out like you'd hoped, you'll have lots of already-made pieces for a future project. Wishing you much success and continued coziness! Blessings! ZendaReplyDelete
Those little blocks of colour!!!!! How amazing that quilt is going to be when it's finished. Beautiful bright post as usual and yes, it's a little cool here in Western Australia too. Sending you hugs and good wishes. xxReplyDelete
Beautiful, Kim. I especially like the shots in the winter sun. Very pretty.ReplyDelete
It is a joy to see your beautiful photoes from your home. Your flowers, fabrics and your amazing quilt with pentagons dancing around. You create a summer atmosphere around you, even if you have winter now.ReplyDelete
Love your sewing machine. Happy sewing!
Oh, thank you so much♡ Yes, with the bright and happy colours in my sewing room, and in The Fernery, it could be mistaken for summer, if not for the chilly temperatures that abound. Wish oh wish I knew your name. =) Thank you for the gift of your visit and lovely words. Kim XxDelete