Thursday, 30 April 2015

It's not EPP!

I recently finished hand piecing my "Jazz hands quilt" and before I start hand quilting it I need to finish hand quilting my Strip bees quilt. Although I enjoy hand quilting sometimes I fancy a change and like to have more than one hand work project on the go at once. I'm sure you know what I mean.

So here is what I've been up to so far.


The blocks are from the digital version of "Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles, and More" by Kelly Ashton. I think the book intends for you to machine piece the blocks but I've used the book's templates and hand pieced them. For Christmas I received a gorgeous book called  "Wild Blooms and Colorful Creatures" by Wendy Williams which combines fabrics such as cotton, linen and wool to make beautiful quilts, cushions and bags, the main design feature being wool felt applique. I used this book as inspiration for the applique in the centre of two of the blocks.
I think I'll use the blocks in a new medallion quilt which I'm planning.

I've still been busy making quilts for Siblings Together. The latest top was made from fabrics donated by Mary, Julie, Catrin, Carol, Julie and Sonia along with some I had left over from a quilt I made for the charity a couple of years ago with fabrics donated by Moda. The design is Rail Fence.



As the quilt o metre in my side bar shows we're now up to 50 quilts with many more in the process of being made. If anyone would like to help in anyway do get in touch.

Bye for Now, Maria




6 comments:

Mack and Mabel said...

I love your hexagons! I bought the book on your recommendation and I'm using it as the basis for my hand pieced mini swap on Instagram. Hand piecing is so relaxing.

Fran said...

Those blocks are fabulous! I've ordered a book too, a different one but probably similar in content. Unfortunately it isn't out yet, so I'm winging it for my hand pieced mini...

Ruth said...

those Hexies are really pretty. Love the flower centres

Patchwork and Play said...

I have just realised that I have been neglecting to visit your blog Maria! A thousand apologies (after my whinge today!) I have remedied that now my subscribing via email! I LOVE your quilt- the colours are fabulous! I promise not to be a stranger anymore!

Indianna said...

I love the hand pieced blocks and the colours all go well together on the St quilt, even though the fabrics came from a variety of people.

Kim said...

Oooh your posts, Maria, are always filled with such pretty colour and design! I am swooning over your hexagons. The books sounds fascinating...I think I will have to buy one. My you have completed some beautiful quilts of late.