I've finished sewing the off white hexagons to join the 7 medallions that will make up the center of my Brinton Hall quilt. The pattern by Leigh Latimore can be found in Quiltmania Magazine #107 and #108. It's published in just two parts, and my second part just arrived in my mailbox last week. I love taking floral prints and surrounding them with hexagons.
Here is part of the process I will go through to decide what fabric to use for my center background. They say, "The camera doesn't lie." So I take photos and study them on my computer screen. I can fit all of my choices on the screen and stand back to see just how the values read both from far away and close up and how the colors blend with each other.
The corners and the top and bottom sections will be filled with scrappy hexagons. I'm getting a bit ahead of myself, but I wanted to see how the center would look against a batik fabric. In Leigh's quilt, she used a mix of reproduction fabrics and large Kaffe Fassett prints. So I figured why not mix in a batik. When it comes time to actually sew the center to the background, I may change my mind.
You are welcome to leave a comment and let me know which one you like.
This batik is a teal color.
This one is a brighter blue.
And going a different direction, here's a rust batik.
I thought I knew which one I would use until I saw the photos.
Here are close up photos of the blocks. The center of this fabric is a Kaye England fabric.
The center fabric above and below came from Bella Quilts in Hamilton, Ohio. It's on the outskirts of Cincinnati. When I'm in the area, I always make a point to stop there.
There are several versions of this Anne Brereton quilt that you can find by doing a Google search or by looking on Pinterest. The quilt below is from the book Feathering the Nest with Vintage Inspired Quilts by Brigitte Giblin. Her center is the same as the one I'm doing. She finished the outside using large hexagons. There are several quilts with hexagons in this book.
The quilt below is Turkish Tiles by Kim McLean. On the Glorious Applique' blog, Kim wrote that the pattern for this quilt went to a few people she had in a class about 10 years ago. To date, I don't think the pattern has been published.
This quilt is made by Annemieke at Colours and Fabrics blog. You can see more photos of this quilt by clicking the link.
I'm headed out to the porch to baste more of the scrappy hexagons for my center.
I hope you are finding some time to stitch today.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit.