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.