Anemo’ Inspo’

Yes, OK, the title’s a bit of a stretch…

What I’m trying to say here is that when I saw Wild Daffodil’s latest post, I was inspired to crack on with more Anemone quilt hexie flowers, especially a pink one! If you click through on the link and scroll to the end, you’ll see her gorgeous pink anemone and may have a lightbulb moment about the reason for this quilt’s name (if you’re not a gardener). I had only 5 more to do until I thought I maybe had enough.

So I chose a very strong pink, with blossom on it rather similar to the amelanchier blossom she’s already showing. It’s the one at bottom left. The other flowers fill what I feel are colour gaps; it’s all getting a bit neutral down that side, and you know how I love my brights! What do you think? I’m a bit worried the blue with teal spots is too dark and strong for this quilt… Would it be better in a different location? What do you think? And is the quilt big enough now, or do I need another row on the right?

Finally, I leave you with my latest face mask, made from scraps of the top I’m wearing. It wasn’t quite enough, hence the black filler pieces at the sides. The linen is too loose a weave for an effective mask, so I’ve lined it with batik to increase the impermability.

, everyone: Stay home, Stay safe and Stay well.

38 thoughts on “Anemo’ Inspo’

  1. Is it only you… who would match your mask to your top… you are a sartorial legend 😀

  2. nanacathy2 says:

    Legend for sure! Love the matching mask. S3 to you too!

  3. tialys says:

    I think the darker blue does stand out a little – but I only noticed because you pointed it out. It doesn’t look ‘wrong’ though. How big is the quilt at the moment and what are you going to do with it? I actually didn’t realise how big your hexie flowers were until I’ve seen them (twice now) posing behind your beautifully bemasked head. My blossoming hexie flowers are much smaller. Are you going to straighten the sides or leave them ziggyzaggyish?

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s currently 68″ tall x 62″ wide. I’m going to fill in the larger notches but leave a zigzag edge, like I did on the Worldwide Friends indigo quilt. I’m thinking I’ll face the back edge with black hexies and use a single print fabric for the back, hand quilting the whole thing with something to emphasise each flower. I was going to put it in the Mackay Show this year, but sadly that’s been postponed, so there’s no hurry any more. I think I’ll leave that blue flower out. My eye keeps catching on it. And I’m increasingly thinking another row is needed on the right hand side. to make it square-ish.

  4. Loving what I see & the pink hexie is just too gorgeous… the whole thing is perfectly matched and I’m going to be taking tips from this to do mine 😋

  5. I think you are taking sartorial elegance up a notch with this 😉

  6. I think you might be setting a trend here Kate! Designer masks huh! Love the hexies.

  7. cazinatutu says:

    I thought it was fine until you pointed out how your eye kept being snagged by the dark blue, and you’re absolutely right. It’s beautiful.

    • katechiconi says:

      Funny, isn’t it? I confess to being slightly dubious about how strong the colour was, but it was only once it was up on the design wall that I thought “yeah… No”. I’ll save that one for a future quilt, or the back, or something.

  8. Oh! I LOVE your hexi garden! Embracing those happy colors makes it a garden of inspiration and individuality :). I especially love the coordinated face mask. You are starting a fashion statement! S3 my friend!❤️❤️

  9. Moira says:

    I’d agree that the quilt would feel better with another row on the right side. Do love how it looks. And gret mask.

  10. Dayphoto says:

    I love how creative you are.

  11. magpiesue says:

    I love that you can coordinate your masks with your wardrobe. Sadly, I don’t have the motivation to go to those lengths. I did donate some batiks for a local mask making effort though. That makes me feel a bit better, like I have contributed even though I’m not sewing masks. I didn’t realize how big these hexies were either. It’s going to be a fabulous, extravagant quilt!

  12. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    Wow for the colourfull rosettes !! And wow for the mask.

  13. Joanne S says:

    The pink anemone is positioned perfect! I noticed it right away (before heading over to Wild Daffodil). I think the hexies are very colorfully scrappy nice. The black makes the colors pop. 😉

  14. rutigt says:

    I think your quilt is looking great!

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