Friday, 9 July 2010

A jelly roll and two wonky blocks

This Tanya Whelan Dolce jelly roll arrived in the post today from Saints & Pinners.  I had emailed them asking whether they could put me together a roll of strips from the full Dolce range (all 26 designs) and they said that, by coincidence, they had just started making some jelly rolls which will appear on their website next week.

I am going to mix the Dolce with some Kona White from my mate Mandy's shop Simply Solids and put the whole lot together for this summer's paper piecing project.  Now I had been talking about doing a hexagon project but, much as I love hexagons, I am not totally nuts about hexagon quilts - I know they're pretty but the patterns always look too old fashioned to me.  So I've come up with something slightly different using stars inside hexagons which I will show you when it's under way.


It is Susan (aka Chickenfoot)'s month in our fresh modern been II and she has asked for wonky blocks.  These are my first wonky blocks - I tried some before when I made the girls' quilts but they came out rubbish so I binned them.  I am not sure whether I like these or not - I love the fabrics and I loved making them but I'll wait and see whether Susan likes them before I'm happy with what I've done.

8 comments:

  1. I like the wonky blocks Lynn I think that they look very modern with the white. Look forward to seeing your stars and :)

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  2. Ugh, such a pretty jelly roll! I am doing one of those 1" hexagon quilts right now. I'm in the States and would love some squares of that Dolce! Any ideas for me to find it? Thanks! :)

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  3. That Dolce looks so great and fresh. Excellent choice with the white!

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  4. Those fabrics just shout "summer", they're lovely. How are you sewing in this heat, I'm having to wait until the evening! 32C today!

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  5. Those fabrics shout "we're not straight" to me - perhaps you haven't spotted it due to the eyestrain of sewing so many hours each day, but the blocks are crooked! What a shame. Beautiful colours though.

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  6. That Dolce line is so pretty, I can't wait to see what you do with that jelly roll. And your bee blocks look fabulous! I love wonky blocks, and the aqua fabrics look so zingy :)

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  7. Those wonky blocks look great! Liking this idea about stars in hexagons...
    I think what I like most about hexagon quilts is they look old fashioned - I'm a sucker for that 'prairie' look!

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