Well, I cant belive that Chateau Hexagon, this years mystery button club is on month 7 already!! Where do the months go? Here is my quilt....did I surprise you by putting the driveway and lily pond through the centre? Now you can see whay it was imperative that you had your applique and stitchery 'off centre'.
I added a little Ric Rac around the pond to give it some definition and a watery feel and I think its very sucessful. There is some cotton lace...yes, I used some lace that you will need for the last month and of course you will want the backing fabric. If you need these 'extra' things we have them available here and can easily post them to you.
These are the buttons we have used so far...I cant decide which is my favourite, can you?
Leeanne, one of the button club members in New Zealand who has a lovely blog, runs a long arm quilting business and works at a store in NZ who stock my patterns (The Country Yard) emailed me earlier this week with a little probelem. Leeanne uses the back basting method for her needleturn applique and unless you remember to reverse everything....there can be a few problems...so Leeanne and I quickly came up with a change of placement for the blocks plan. Tah dah.....how nice is her Chateau Hexagon starting to look.
The other issue we had with reloacting the blocks was that we ran the risk of covering something up...in this case it was the tree roots and I think you can see what the solution was. Tree roots seem to get everywhere so why not onto the old driveway that leads us to Chateau Hexagon. I love how it looks Leeanne, well done.
Since we are talking about Chateau Hexagon, thank you to everyone who has expressed an interest in coming to my first ever Quilt Camp which is to be held in France next year, the response has been overwhelming.
I am still waiting for the owners of the Chateau to get back to me with final prices for the hire of the tent etc....please if you live close by tell them to hurry up! If you havent sent me your completed form because you are waiting for a price then please fill the form and send it to me otherwise you may find you are not on the email list for the 'real bookings' and may miss out completely.
Here is the link to Download My Expressions of Interest Form