I finally finished sewing the Patchwork Prism quilt top. It took much longer than I thought it would as sewing the rows together required quite a bit of seam ripper action. ugh. Many points are still not lined up properly, and never would have been unless I started over at this point.
See, it really is a good thing I haven't figured out what to do with our living room yet. It was the only space in my house large enough to baste this giant hexie (well, not that giant - the batting is double size, can't even imagine king). Look at Bettis being such a good boy and not getting on the quilt! If only he was always such a good listener.
And here it is with the batting all trimmed. I am actually planning to quilt it a little with just the batting layer. Then I will sew the backing on, right sides together, flip it right side out and hand quilt or knot a little more. I know I can do binding around a hexagon, I just hate to add a border to this design. I actually almost added a 5" light gray solid border all the way around, but I didn't like it as well as I hoped, so I am just sticking with this layout.
Okay, here is some more about that whole seam ripping ugliness. Yes, this quilt could be a typography map (I think that's the correct term?) with these pieced hexies as the mountainous areas. After ripping every seam and re-sewing a number of times I have come to the conclusion that I messed up in the cutting or printing template stage. Oh, well. It's just going to be a picnic quilt anyway and I just had to move on with life. Have I already used that excuse too many times? I read something somewhere about how perfectionists never get much done compared to people that don't have to have everything perfect. I am probably too far on the "getting things accomplished" side of the perfection spectrum.
One of the joys of having flowers in my yard is getting these visitors. I just love to look out and spy one. She seems to have lost a big of her wing, which made me sad to realize, but it isn't stopping her at all.
Hope your week is off to a great start!