Thursday, 28 May 2015

WIP: This Hexy addiction is becoming ridiculous


Isn’t it strange when you come across a quilter’s blog, and your eye is caught by the beautiful designs, the stunning simplicity of the fabrics, and the colours used that are so you… you then click on their quilt gallery only to realise you’ve been admiring their quilts all year, why you even own their book.


This is exactly what happened when the latest WIP Wednesday blog from Freshly Pieced popped up in my Bloglovin' feed. I’ve been coveting Lee Heinrich’s quilts at QuiltCon in Austin, in magazines, and off course online for a long time. Plus, her book, Vintage Quilt Revival, happily sits on my bookshelf crying out to be browsed and used… more quilts to add to my ‘must do’ list!


This is my first time linking up with WIP Wednesday - I do think these linkies are such a great idea to get fellow quilters to meet each other out there in the big wide world, and also to gain feedback and encouragement from each other. My other favourite linky is Molli Sparkles’Sunday Stash, any excuse to get those fabrics out!



So today I’d like to share one of my many WIPs, another to add to my hexagon obsession! At the moment this one is called Floating Lilies as the hexagons seem to float in a sea of white, much like waterlilies. I loved piecing the front - the 60degree triangles are much easier to piece than fiddly Y-seams! This was also a great quilt to use my precious Mimosa fat quarters I bought in Austin as you don't need to use a lot of them!



Even though I had enough white for the whole the back, I thought that would be a little boring, so decided on more partial-seamed hexies, this time white with coloured borders. 



As for the quilting, I will probably have parallel lines through the white and then refer to Angela Walter’s Shape by Shape book again for something to do in the hexagons. Watch this space as they say! This is another of my own designs, and there will be a pattern available to purchase soon… once I’ve finished this baby. And guess what.. the postman has just delivered my white wadding, so must get on!

I hope you've enjoyed this blog, if you have any queries or comments, I would love to hear from you. For more inspiration go and have a peek at some great blogs on Freshly Pieced's WIP Wednesday.




6 comments:

  1. When you mentioned that such linkies are a great way to meet other quilters worldwide, it really is true! Just recently I met another blogger/quilter who lives just around the corner from me. What makes the story more interesting is that we both live in Germany and met on Lee's blog! We are now in the process of starting a modern quilting group and all because of a little link up! Nice to have you join in on the fun.

    Really like your WIP... I'm seeing little stars behind those hexies, which could be a fun quilting idea. Nice touch with a hexi design repeat for the back.

    Greetings from Germany!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments, it's such a small world isn't it! Whereabouts in Germany are you? We have great friends in Hamburg... Surely the world can't be that small!! :)

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  2. I am in awe of your hexies! They are beautiful! That is one particular hurdle that I have not yet had the gumption to tackle.

    I am also very new to participating in linkups. They are a lot of fun and I have come across some great blogs and quilts that I would not have otherwise :) However, it does take some time to check everything out and I am afraid that once my maternity leave it over, I won't have the time to keep participating. Only time will tell!

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  3. I am in awe of your hexies! They are beautiful! That is one particular hurdle that I have not yet had the gumption to tackle.

    I am also very new to participating in linkups. They are a lot of fun and I have come across some great blogs and quilts that I would not have otherwise :) However, it does take some time to check everything out and I am afraid that once my maternity leave it over, I won't have the time to keep participating. Only time will tell!

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    1. Hi Whitney,

      thank you for visiting, I do plan to have this as a pattern, so hopefully it might inspire you to have a go, though sounds like you might be a little busy soon!

      I know what you mean about finding the time to read all those blogs, makes me briefly miss my old office job when I would spends hours surfing on the quiet :)

      Good luck with baby x

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  4. You are so right about the link-ups being a great way to meet new people. I'm participating in WIP Wednesday for the first time today, and found your lovely site! Your hexies are adorable... I love the bright, happy colors. Thanks for sharing!

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