Monday, May 13, 2013

Fill In the Blanks ___________

Filling In the BackgroundSunday night is almost always TV night chez Sophie. Last night I started putting my starflowers into a scrappy dark blue background made of hexagon and diamond shapes.

Instead of adding partial star flowers, I decided to use more blue and diamond shapes instead.

I will continue adding scrappy blue diamonds until the pieces cover the paper pattern I created for a cozy for my tea pot.

Here's where I stopped last night–with quite a few blank spots to fill.

Tea Cozy Progress

These small pieces–each is smaller than 14 inches square–make it easy to use any available space as a design wall.  Even so, last night, I found myself thinking it would be nice to have a small pin board in the den next to where I sit and stitch to put these small pieces on the wall while I was thinking about the orientation of the star flowers and which blues to add where.  I think working on a design wall spoils you ... or, at least, it has me.

Speaking of design walls (or the lack there of), I'm joining the linky list on Judy's Design Wall Monday.

I'm also joining the monthly linky for EPP, Sarah's Help for Hexie-aholics.

10 comments:

Ann said...

Love them!! Love watching your progress!

Sarah said...

Looks like a spectacular project and I hadn't thought of a tea cozy - Some day I'll make one for my (only) elephant tea post. I hope you'll consider joining my monthly hexie linky party - next one is this friday, 5/17/13.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wow....you are speedy. You have already past me up, and I've been working on my since 2010....well maybe I've just been looking at mine....giggle.

Your Star Quilt is looking lovely already.

P. said...

They really pop against those blues. That's going to be a cool cozy. (And warm, I'm sure.)

Are you a Mad Men fan? That's where you'll find me on Sunday nights.

Linda in Calif. said...

LOVE IT!

Julierose said...

I love that dark blue background--so pretty julierose

Barb in Mi said...

Fabulous - love that you added blue diamonds!

desertskyquilts said...

The blues are wonderful with the stars. I use my floor more than anything! I guess I like that looking-down perspective.

Sarah said...

Thanks for joining HeLP today!! I've now seen the starflowers online in 3 diff places = it's a sign that I should do something with it!

Denise :) said...

Love your color combinations!!! And the mixture of shapes and sizes always fascinates me. Looking good!

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