I have many pictures from Christmas quilting that I need to post. I will. My kids are home YET ANOTHER DAY, however, with a teacher workday keeping them home tomorrow. Therefore Leo's naptime does not belong to me yet, but to the house and the other things that keep falling apart because too many people are home for too long every day these days.
But this is what I'm working on now. It's all just pinned together (well, I have about 1/7 of it sewn all together complete in rows--it's hard to see how that would happen with this kind of pattern, which is partly why I wanted to do it, for the camouflage effect). It is also brighter than this, considering that I took it in a rather dim room without the flash since I don't like using the flash on fabric and yarn if I can help it. The colors are true, just a tad dimmer than in actuality.
This one is for me. The blocks as I have them laid out on the guest bed cover the top of the full-sized surface. My bed is a queen. I have borders in my head if not in reality just yet. I have 3 yards or so of the original fabric it is cut from. Kind of like the "stack n whack" blocks, or other kaleidoscope trickery in quilting, each hexagon is made up of six identical triangles cut from thicknesses of fabric. But the book that inspired me has the user simply cut rows and then triangles from the rows (through 6 layers, of course), instead of the usual kaleidoscope method that has you fussy-cut interesting patterns to create kaleidoscope blocks that are each beautiful in their own right. This method produces some beautiful blocks, but also some rather plain ones, or odd ones with tiny flecks of color. The goal is to set them together without borders or sashing, like I have it laid out there, to create an overall design. The author urges the use of fabric with bold prints and interesting shapes--but only a few colors so that you don't wind up with lots and lots of different stuff to try to put together.
My fabric is a whooping crane (white) with trees (green) on a black and dark gray background. You can see some of the feathers but for the most part it looks like a bunch of dahlias and sticks. I like it.
I know what I'm naming it, too, but that'll be later. When I say I know, I mean I have the stanza from the song picked out. But not the actual title yet.