Monday, 3 January 2022

Zooming into 2022...with "Alice" and Friends...

Well here we are in 2022...and what better way to start the year off than with a zoom day with the bloggy friends from near and far hosted by Chookyblue...

I spent most of the time on the "design floor"... yeah yeah there are many and varied ways to create a portable design wall and I have such a solution but nowhere to hang it in the sewing room here without covering up the actual doorway which is a tad inconvenient...so design floor it is...I could still listen to the chatter though and look up to the lap top screen to see what was being shared...

I worked on "Alice"...a Summer School quilt by Karen Cunningham from 2019...Karen used Alice in Wonderland pictures in her quilt which I didn't want to do, I'm using teapots and teacups which still fits into Alice in Wonderland just more the Mad Hatters Tea Party...

First up laying out the centre "wheels" (which are fully constructed), choosing which teapot oval I wanted in the centre and arranging the constructed double hexagons around...this project has been quietly making progress during zooms and at patchwork group this year...

That done the next step was the fill in hexies...this caused my brain to forget how to translate what it was seeing in a diagram to what it was seeing on the floor and for the life of me I couldn't work out what was needed in which fabric...so I photocopied the diagram, got out the Derwents and had a little colouring-in session...colouring-in is still quite fun :) ....ah ha, so those ones are the double hexagon shirting fabric...sorted...
Now for the squaring up...oh I think orange for the corner and side fill-in hexies...an hour of rummaging through fabric...more fun!...and the orange spot won...
 
How it finished at the end of the day...not sewn together just laid out but progress is progress...need three more large hexies (at 1 1/4" I've nicknamed them dinner plate hexies they seem so big) to fill in that centre top triangle space but by the end of the zoom day who could be bothered...

Thanks Chook for starting the New Year off on a positive note...

Happy New Year and may your days be filled with needle and thread...

Happy Stitching...

6 comments:

Maria said...

Alice is looking great and it was fun catching up on Zoom with Chooky and ladies….

cityquilter grace said...

wow...i am impressed....lovely colors and such an intricate pattern...well done!

Chookyblue...... said...

so now I understand what those little aqua and cream units were doing that you have been making previously.....goodluck getting this one together......design wall design floor so long as you can lay it out.........

Christine M said...

Alice is coming along nicely. It was lovely zooming with you Annette. xx

Raewyn said...

Alice is going to be beautiful! Great idea to do the colouring on paper, hope you've had a chance to get back to her!

Janice said...

They are looking good. You have more patience than me.