Wednesday, 4 June 2014

I'm a hexa-gonner!

"Oh this?  This is a free gift from a magazine - so useful, I use it all the time."

Said noone, ever.

Until now that is.  I've received the last few issues of Love Patchwork and Quilting, but have not yet succumbed to using the free gifts which have accompanied it.

However, I have spent two weekends locked up in a caravan with no electricity, running water or wifi, so teaching myself to English Paper Piece using the instructions in a magazine (what, no YouTube?  How does anyone learn anything without YouTube?) seemed like a great idea.

Here's my first few attempts at basted hexagons:

And then I tried some fussy cutting:

Then I went for a walk in this:

Before getting brave, and making this:

 The hexagon theme of the holiday continued with a little of this:

I am going to turn this (oh shameful scrap pile) into a quilt of 1 inch hexagons made up of fabrics I've included in all my quilts and sewing projects.

So, now I'm totally addicted to making these you can all look forward to seeing these beauties in every WIP Wednesday for the next fifty years!

Linking up with Lucy from Charm About You and Lee at Freshly Pieced.

PS. I also had the time to sort the scrap pile.  It is really embarrassing to admit, but it was really satisfying.  The categories are a little like Monica's towel collection.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Buzz Buzz - 3

For the May block of the Little Blog Quilt Bee, Joanna from My Quilts and Other Stories asked for a Wonky Churn Dash.

She wrote a great tutorial for this block which you can find here.

Here's how my block turned out: