This is where I got stalled on Rosette #4 for The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt, or as I call it, The Hot Mess. It may not turn out to be that, but we’ll see. I had rotated six of the blocks and it left chunky dark hard edges. Hmmmm, I told myself. Hmmmm.
I tried out the outer rosettes one night on the kitchen table. Shaking of head.
The solution was to subdivide the offending piece. The clunky outer bits are transformed, making what had looked like a snarling traffic circle into a lovely ring of batik-y writing.
Here’s the magic piece.
The finished rosette. This is number four, and the tenth month of the year starts in a couple of days, so that makes me only. . . eight months behind. This one was hard, not only because I was doing a lot of it during my recovery, but also because I got stuck at the traffic circle dilemma, and it took me a while to find a solution. But I feel pretty good about it now.
10 thoughts on “Rosette #4–New Hexagon Millefiori Hot Mess Patchwork Quiltalong”
I agree #4 gave me pause also. I finally came up with s colour combination I liked. Just need to see it together. I began later so no big deal. Having fun.
You are such a rock Stars! Brilliant idea
Because you were hand sewing, I’m wondering how you could cut a chunk out without having to redo many seams. The look definitely improved.
I shake my head at your ingenuity Elizabeth! I would never have been able to make such a dramatic and significant change for the better as you did! It’s certainly not a hot mess in my book! And just remember- it’s not a race…..
So pretty. Love your colors..
Ingenious, Elizabeth, but then you are great at that. Love it. Prayers continue to be said. Blessings,
Such a clever solution and a great outcome
Beautiful. I love that you are a rosette ahead of me and I can use your advice when I come to problems.
That is brilliant. I always feel as though I am looking through a treasured kaleidoscope when I see your pieces.
I need to get my printer installed and fired up. Too many lovely things to potentially keep me occupied. In fact — these (and your circles) would be both occupational and physical therapy for my hands. Beautiful.