Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Chateau hexagon

I love the week between Christmas and New Year.  Suddenly the city becomes hushed and empty and all my responsibilities and work quiet for a little while.  I have taken advantage of the quiet and worked away on my Chateau Hexagon quilt.  First I stitched on the last row of hexagons, pieced the border and sewed them on the quilt.  Then came the quilting which is not the easiest for me.  I know I need to learn and practice machine quilting but do not seem to have the time at this stage.  I tell myself that wonky quilting adds to the naive appeal of the quilt :)  Holly gave the quilt her seal of approval and interrupted my sewing more than once.  On Sunday I was ready to make a scrappy binding, attach it and sew it down.  The final step was to sew the beautiful wooden buttons to each block.  And hang it ... and step back ... and enjoy!  I get to enjoy it each time I leave my bedroom :)
While I have been sewing away we have also been enjoying time with family and friends, welcoming the New Year in with a barbeque and fireworks.  I love the New Year just like I love Mondays; the start of a new year or a new week is a chance to start fresh, putting any mistakes behind and trying again.  Wishing you all a Happy New Year, dear friends!  Wendy xx

21 comments:

  1. Hi Wendy, I have really enjoyed seeing snippets of your quilt as your worked on it throughout the year, its just sooo beautiful & I can see nothing "wonky" about your quilting at all !!!! Thats lovely that you've hung it so you can enjoy it each time you step out of your bedroom :-)
    Enjoy the break & I look forward to your wonderful creations for the New Year. Happy New Year to you too Wendy x0x0

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  2. Hi Wendy happy new year my friend and wow and double wow this quilt is awesome,love it and look at all the work that has gone into it,well done,its beautiful.xx

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  3. Absolutely beautiful Wendy!!! Happy New Year!!! :)

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  4. Hi Wendy. Your quilt looks great. Happy New Year!

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  5. Lovely work. It is a love the time between Christmas a nd New Year too, but we are back into the swing of it now.

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  6. I'm with Julie I never saw 'wonky' quilting! looks amazing you must be happy! Looks great on the red wall, I have a wall waiting for a lick of red paint!
    Glad you have top approval from the furry kingdom! I love your passing thoughts about the New Year and a new week how true! Take care.

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  7. This work is really lovely. Great job.
    Greetings Grit

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  8. Just gorgeous Wendy - it is so lovely - you must be thrilled with it

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  9. Beautiful lots of hard work pays off. Thank you for sharing and give yourself a pat on the back.

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  10. Your quilt is gorgeous , I just love it , great job and I would be standing and admiring it all day :-) Happy New Year !

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  11. Beautiful quilt and beautifully finished off. I would be going to look at it all day to admire as well.Good thoughts with the new year and beginning of a week. Great philosophy. Shirley

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  12. Happy New Year, you have been very busy and creative, the quilt is to die for, of course no quilt could ever be finished without the help of a cat!

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  13. A very Happy New Year Wendy to you and your family.Weny your quilt is beautiful,such a lot of work.Well done its a great job.xx

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  14. It looks great! Love those itty bitty hexies.

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  15. Hello Wendy,

    Wow, there is so much work involved with this Chateau, so much to look at too. A real treasure, enjoy.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  16. Your New Year has got off to a wonderful start with a beautiful finish, Wendy. Love your positive attitude too :-)

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  17. Happy New Year Wendy. You are off to a flying start finishing Chateau Hexagon... which is gorgeous by the way. Wishing you another year of nimble fingers and beautiful creations. Still in awe of your beautiful quilting.... dressmaking and knitting. I swear you get younger with every photo.... do you have a painting in the attic by chance? ;o)) xxxx

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  18. OMG !! your Chateau Hexagone is absolutely splendid !!
    Best wishes for the New Year !
    Florence

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  19. Lovely to see it finished, it looks amazing

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