Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hexagon Fun

Although I wasn't going to embark on any new projects this year, I couldn't help being drawn into making some of these Glorious Hexagons based on the patterns from Katja Marek's book , after all, who can resist fussy cutting Kaffe Fassett & EPP?


There are quite a few Facebook groups working on these as weekly/monthly projects, but you need the book for the templates to make the individual blocks:

Glorious Hexagons by Liza Prior Lucy & Kim McClean
Katja Marek's Quilt with Me  - you can join in the quilt along from her website here
Katia Marek's Fussy Cutting/EPP workshop - administered by Lisa Rinn Palmer

January

February

Wanting to do my "own thing" as per usual (I can never follow patterns), I decided to frame my 3" hexagons with shot cottons & tonal prints & drafted a framed diamond to join them all together



A black & white photo of the layout is always good to check tonal balance

March

March

The rows are growing!

April so far, gradually enough made to add another row to the top

Whilst making the above hexagons, I got a little side tracked with the idea of using up some recycled shirt scraps, which led to these below.....





So that's already 2 new projects started this year, there's no hope for me! 
Happy stitching

5 comments:

Oops-Lah said...

I always say that life is too shortI not to start a new project that takes my fancy! You did well with both of yours and they look very promising. Of course I love your fussy cut KF hexagons but the stripy shirt scraps are most effective too.

Nancy said...

Your hexagons are not only fun but also amazing! I especially like the brightly colored ones.
--Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

Shirley said...

I am totally wih Vreni on the Life is too short theme. Start as many projects as you like,especially when they are as scrumptious as the ones you have chosen. I have Katja Mareks book and a set of paper pieces so this may tempt me into another start. Shall look forward to seeing the progress.

BÊa said...

Amazing hexagones !

Sandra Henderson said...

I popped over to catch up with you and see that you have been very busy, indeed! No surprise with you... You are always so productive, always such unique projects. Love the shirtings! Wow!