Sunday, 24 October 2010

Another summer update

Over the summer holidays, while we were sitting by the pool in Spain on our family holiday, I caught up on some hand sewing.  I love English paper piecing and I love hexagons but I wanted to come up with something a bit more modern than the grandmother's flower garden quilts.  So I printed out some equilateral triangle paper from incompetech (where you can print out all sorts of shapes, including hexagons, in any size - great for hexagon paper piecing templates), drew up some large hexagons and sub divided them into paper piecing templates to make these babies:Tanya Whelan Dolce EPP hexagons
The fabrics are Kona white and a Kona pastels jelly roll from my friend Mandy's UK Kona solids shop and a dolce jelly roll from UK fabric shop Saints & Pinners.  The only thing is I still think they're a bit boring so I've sent them to the members of one of my online bees, Busy Bees for them to have a go at making this quilt a bit less boring and samey.  Can't wait to see what they come up with.  Then I'm going to sash in mid-grey and voila!

7 comments:

  1. These are really lovely Lynne - and yes there is something very satisfying about hand stitching - I love doing it over the winter months, sitting watching TV with the fire blazing away in the stove

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  2. The blocks are so beautiful! I can imagine that a lot of work went into them. I'm going to attempt a tutorial I found for hex blocks...it looked fun. Great job.

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  3. I love your hexagons. Very creative!

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  4. These look great. Trust you to come up with such clever tricky blocks. Thanks for the shape site tip. I'm looking forward to seeing what the Bees do with these.

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  5. I must say boring is one word that didn't cross my mind! They're really gorgeous.

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