Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sew Close...

Yep, I'm close... I've been arranging and re-arranging the brown hexagons for this dragon quilt for about a month now ~ no lie.  I am SO ready to start sewing!!  It's close... but not quite:
The area that's bothering me the most is at the bottom.  I have two fabrics that make "hills" because they contrast with every other color in the palate.  I'm still not happy with how it looks... but like I said it's close!
My favorite part is the mouth area... and the breath.   So the goal is to finish up this layout this weekend so I can start stitching them together on Monday.
More soon ~

16 comments:

Linda Beth said...

This is coming along amazingly, though I totally understand getting caught up in the details before putting it all together. One question/suggestion... on the back hill (the more red-brown) have you tried using the darker hexies toward the base, and having the more contrast on the peak?

Paula said...

Go Gail - Go Gail - Go Gail!!!! I am sure by the time I get back you will have started sewing this together....

Gail said...

Thanks Paula and Linda Beth! I've decided to diss the reddish hexies altogether. I made more of the batik ones and they look a lot better. Thanks for the input!

Alexandra said...

Yeah mind is still blown! I can't wait to see this! Can you finish in time for next months meeting?:)

TheCheekyKea said...

Wow! I am stunned, what a huge task you've set for yourself, this is going to be amazing.

Marieta said...

It´s amazing
Congrats¡¡¡¡
xo
marieta

Papgena Made It said...

saw you on craft gossip! i'm stairing to it! it's amazing! great work!

Charlotte said...

OMG! You are a genius! I found you through Craft Gossip and could not believe your work. I read all of your posts back to the Octopus quilt! Beautiful!

Melissa said...

WOW!!! This is fantastic! I can't wait to see how it looks all thogether :)

Gail said...

Super big thanks to Craft Gossip for reposting this! All these new comments make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside... AND totally motivated to get my butt in gear for some stitching!

Toqua's Crafts said...

I am in awe...
WOW!

Shanna said...

wow!!! what a lot of work and it looks just amazing!!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Wow, you put my hexie creations to shame. This is amazing!!!!!!!

I will 'pin' this and start following you because I have to see this finished!

Diane aka cameldiva said...

Gail, I discovered your blog though a quilting friend. can i say your work BLOWS me away? Your dragon quilt is simply gorgeous and I am in lurve with your squiddy quilt too.

Your focus is a testament to your addiction, and let me tell you this addiction is an awesome one. Thank you so much for inspiring me to get back on the hexie wagon. I was hit pretty bad last year but it has fallen to the wayside. Maybe what I need to do is have a solid plan and not some amorphous idea that I am going to make a hexagon quilt when I get around to it.

Cassandra said...

Wow! That is really cool. Even my husband thought so and he doesn't like quilts. lol

DanaK ~ WaterPenny said...

This is so incredible! I've never seen anything like it.