Dave’s Aurora 2017

Dave’s Aurora 2017

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Well...it's a start...

So they say...a journey begins with the first step...

If you have been reading some of my previous posts, you know how I have raved about Di Ford's book - Primarily Patchwork. I love this book so much!!

Drayton Hall has called to me first with all those paper pieced diamonds and the lure of trying Broderie Perse....

The center star made of 1/2" hexies is done and a start has been made on the 1000+ diamonds.

Auditioning a piece of French General for the inner scalloped border and a cream for the background...

Off to the 2013 Quilt Expo in Madison later this week and hope to find a floral to use for the broderie perse work - and of course, a stop at the Paper Pieces booth to pick up more packets of diamond templates.

Also started on the first of two identical baby quilts. Finding it efficient to just do both at the same time. All the cutting is done and everything can be run through the machine assembly line fashion. A very easy and fun pattern to do!

All for now - heading out for a family holiday BBQ - wishing you a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend...and for all of you in the Southern Hemisphere - Happy Springtime!

Pat

 

11 comments:

Every Stitch said...

Lovely start to Drayton Hall! It will be such fun to put together all those diamonds - lots of playing with fabric time :)
Hilda

Kyle said...

Drayton Hall is a major and marvelous undertaking. In this case, the journey begins with a single diamond.

Susan said...

Thanks Pat, we have had a glorious start to Spring. Enjoy your long weekend. Dayton Hall will be a wonderful project to work on......all those diamonds! Lots of fun with your stash.

Barb said...

Wow!! what a great quilt challenge!
It will be stunning and you are off to a great start.
It will fun to watch your progress on this one

Friko said...

Goodness gracious!
1000+ diamonds?

I love the baby quilts, aren’t they sweet.

Kindred Quilts said...

Diamonds are alive and well in your house! Drayton Hall is going to be a beauty... it will be a pleasure to watch your progress on this!

Pondside said...

I took a little detour to google to learn about Broderie Perse - how beautiful! It was nice to catch up on your last few posts and to see what you're working on. Have fun in Madison!

Paula said...

All those diamonds!!!! Good thing winter is coming. LOL! I also will be at the Expo and looking for Paper Pieces booth amoung others. Enjoy the cooler temps and have a wonderful day.

Aunt 'Reen said...

What a gorgeous start to Drayton Hall! Wishing you a Joyful journey with this quilt.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

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Carrie P. said...

1/2" hexies, whoa those are tiny. I like the way you can make a star with them.