Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Well, my hexagons are finally taking shape! I'm a procrastinator, I must admit! It's taken me a while to get going on these little sweeties!! I got myself into a rut with regards to choosing the right fabric....decison-making was never my strongest suit! Even as a kid, I could never choose between all those luscious ice-cream flavours when my parents took us on Sunday outings! Now, I still find it hard to decide on the little things, like fabric for projects!!!! Anyway, I wanted to go with blues and reds with a yellow centre, but didn't have sufficient amounts of the yellow. So, I chose two different fabrics in the same tones, which I hope will compliment each other. This is the first:
I really became engrossed with these hexies!!!! One quickly turned into two, two into three and I guess you know the rest!!!
I'm using my Civil War reproductions that I have left over from piecing my Dear Jane quilt. I have a soft spot for these repros...they're so compatible with everything! I'm also using them for my Klojses, which has also been keeping me busy!
I discovered these Clover templates a while ago...they're fantastic for drawing the hexi-shapes onto the fabric. I use a .05 Pigma pen for tracing. I'm also hand-piecing my hexies, as the English Paper Piecing method is a bit too hard on my wrists (rheumatoid arthritis). I've previously pieced an octagon quilt top via the EPP method, but I've since moved on to good old "American Piecing"!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
I've thoroughly been enjoying my Klosjes!!! I decided to make them totally out of my scrap-basket and I'm now up to 21 of the little lovelies!
I recently ordered a stamp set by Cindy Blackberg to make my Klosje-work a bit quicker!! Cindy's blocks finish at 2 and 3/4 inches and quickly fill your fabric with easy to cut lines.
I ordered my stamp kit from Tina at Pappy's Quilt Place, as she ships internationally. Thanks, Tina, for your friendly and quick service!
On second thought, I think I'm going to make two Klosje quilts!! One from my regular scrap-basket and another with left-over Civil War reproduction fabrics from my Dear Jane quilt.
Have a nice Zaterdag evening!!