Monday, April 16, 2012

More catch up

In my last post I forgot to include this quilt from the KF workshop which was also finished October last. Even had my first go at a little hand quilting.......... the hexagons in the centre of each tumbling block, but don't look too closely!The colours for this one were chosen with my son in mind using more graphic than floral prints, which was easy with the great choice in the Westminster range by Kaffe Fassett & Brandon Mably.

I enjoyed working with these warmer colours so much that this inspired the start of the red 'Hot Wheel' quilt shown in the previous post ( I was so tempted to keep this one for me!)

This Goes with That/Variahex

Remember seeing these pop up in blogland? Ages ago (late 2010 or early 2011) I read some of Sue Daley's This Goes with That posts, showing how to make up hexagons with various shapes. This link is a recent post as I'm struggling to find the original tutorials she posted. Anyway, cut a long story short, I got stuck into this EPP during the Christmas break as a treat for finishing 'Hot Wheel'

Struggled a bit with the initial layout due to 'you know who' above joining in, so resorted to the wall where she couldn't lay on them.

Once I had a few made I started joining them together and they have gradually grown into a fair size quilt but I still need to do quite a few more.......

It's been great fun trying to come up with different variations....knew my geometry lessons at school would come in handy one day!

Helen's Quilt

& finally for today here is the top that was strip pieced out of Civil war repros very quickly for my friends 50th birthday. (It's ok to post here as she doesn't read my blog) The last time she poped round for a visit she was eye balling my thimble quilt, so that gave me the idea for this one using the same fabrics in 3" squares making it quicker to put has since been quilted & bound but I didn't get round to taking a picture.

So, that all for today folks, next post will update you with more 2012 projects. See you soon, enjoy your week :)


Oops-Lah said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe you've made all these quilts/tops. I love the "This goes with That". And the quilt for your son is fantastic too not to mention the Civil War Quilt for your friend's birthday. Swoon!!!

Shirley said...

What a lucky chap to have such a fabulous quilt and those stitches look mighty fine to me and as for those hexies - I have missed seeing your work, it is all so gorgeous.

Sandra Henderson said...

I am in love with the look of and idea for the This Goes With THat quilt. I ordered some paper pieces to begin to try to make one. Or, something like this... I love how you used the little whimsical pieces of fabrics. You are so talented!
Your Kaffe quilts are amazing! You really took to those so quickly. I'm so glad that you got to go to that workshop.
Helen's quilt is beautiful!
So good to see your posts. Have missed you