Once again I'm using a lot of French General fabrics but the variation is the colour scheme, this one is in blues and creams. The fabric in the right hand corner will be my border fabric. I've been getting a lot of inspiration from Heather who has almost finished her gorgeous blue and white AWS. Here are a couple of my recently finished blocks.
|Block #9 Antique Wedding Sampler|
|Block #6 Antique Wedding Sampler|
I've enjoyed getting back to the Value Proposition Quilt, with it's nice easy piecing of hexagons to work on in the evening after working all day. These blocks can take a few variations on fabric choices before finding the right combination.
|Block #8 Value Proposition Quilt|
The next block was interesting to make as it required appliqued circles made from two strips of fabric sewn together first.
|Block #9 Value Proposition Quilt|
Karen's fussy cutting is always inspirational, that's where I got the idea for the first round on this next block.
|Block #10 Value Proposition Quilt|
I have used different ways to mark out the hexagons, I was printing them but kept on having problems with jamming so now I'm tracing around a template with gel pens. Don't they look pretty in my pencil case from Korea.
I find they glide more easily over fabric than a lead pencil and the white is great on dark fabrics. For fussy cutting I trace around the outer edge on the right side of the fabric, cut it out and then flip over the hexie to mark the seam lines.
At the Warrandyte chapter Applique Guild meetings there's always plenty of inspiration.
Some of us are testing a pattern which is a variation on the Jane Pizar quilt. It's a bit hush hush so here's just a peek of my first four blocks.
I'm having fun mixing all types of fabric together on this quilt and it has motivated me to organise my fabrics by colour regardless of style.
I'll leave you with my latest Words to Live By block. Unfortunately it looks as though the word is 'Jog' because of the placement on the shirting pattern...
...it is in fact 'Joy' - most appropriate as we head towards the 'Silly Season'.