Thursday, January 30, 2014

Fresh Fields Quilt





It has been a joy to start sewing my new hexie quilt. The colours are a delight to the eyes and the 1" hexies work so well for these fabrics. Seven flowers have been completed this week.  I tend to use more stitches per inch than with my larger paper pieces used in Peaceful Night.

There are more photos of these flowers on my flickr photostream. I had wanted to share them here but between issues with blogger's photo auto-enhance and the current difficulties many are experiencing when attempting to transferring images from flickr to blogger, it just isn't happening (despite many, many attempts last night).  

I have started a new set on flickr just for photos of this quilt which I have named "Fresh Fields" to make it really easy to find them and for me to add more photos of progress as it happens.




I have been cutting the hexies using a quilting ruler and rotary cutter. Taping the hexagonal cutting template (which came free with my papers) to the quilting ruler has made the task quick and easy.






The little scrap triangles which remain after cutting are too pretty to throw away, these have been kept for another mini project or for my children to use in creating artwork.



Sharing at WIP Wednesday.




28 comments:

Giga said...

Ja lubię Twój blog i staram się nie przegapić postów, więc zauważyłam, że coś jest nie tak i napisałam do Ciebie.
Podobają mi się delikatne kolory, które będą w Twojej nowej kołdrze. Powodzenia w jej szyciu. Pozdrawiam.

I like your blog and try not to miss your posts, so I noticed that something was wrong, and I wrote to you.
I like the soft colors that will be in your new quilt. Good luck with her ​​sewing. Yours.

Marsha Cooper said...

I'm ready to give a try to doing hexagons soon.
I have a box full cut and have bought a bag of the card board cut outs too.

the momma said...

I probably don't have to tell you - I LOVE this!! :-)

(thanks so much for your kind words regarding my quilt & border ~ you are so sweet!)
~Tracy

Gina said...

That will be a beautiful quilt Karen!! I love the colors and hexies! Making a hexie quilt is on my quilting bucket list :)

Elise Lea said...

Gorgeous Karen! I am loving this one already! I look forward to seeing more as it progresses! Those little scraps also make great bunting on a card (just sew them directly to the paper!)

I am going to go look at your flickr photos as soon as I am done here!

Michelle said...

I like the hexagons, but those tiny triangles intrigue me. I know you will do something interesting with them.

Patchwork and Play said...

Your hexes are such pretty colours! I am looking forward to seeing this one progress!

Rachel said...

Super cute!

Anna said...

Such pretty little flowers! I love them :) Those are also really pretty triangles... maybe they could decoupage them or something?

amanda | wildly simple said...

I love the colors & fabrics!
The scraps look like a treasure waiting to happen, too. :)

Sarah Lizzie said...

Ooooh...such glorious hexies. They are so restful to the eyes. Just checked out your flickr photos....just magical!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Beautiful colours! I like the bits of black and white. I haven't seen that way of cutting hexagons before.

einfachtilda said...

Wundervolle Farben, aber gewiss eine Menge Arbeit.

LG Mathilda ♥

diane b said...

They certainly are lovely cool colours. The hexie's are looking great, can't wait to see the progression.

geanina said...

I love the colors and hexies! Beautiful, Karen!

DeborahGun said...

so pretty. You have such patience to cut the fabric into hexies - I usually just cut squares!

Dirk Rosin said...

flotte bilder ja , resten ... kan jeg ikke si noen ting om :-)

LynCC said...

Karen! The fabrics are even pretty worked up into the hexie flowers. Love, love, love this project. :D

tinajo said...

Looks great, I love the colors! :-)

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Lisa Gordon said...

This is wonderful, Karen!
The colors are a much needed reminder right now, of spring.

creativeinstincts said...

looks lovely.

Leena

Kels said...

I love the colors. I've never been brave enough to start a hexagon quilt, but I will live vicariously through you in Fresh Fields.

Michelle Bartholomew said...

I love the colors! Excited that you started a hexi quilt. It's going to be gorgeous!

Julie said...

Such lovely cool tones to work with, especially in the heat of your summer. Have a great weekend.

Connie said...

Your pieces are so pretty. I have just started making some hexies and turning them into grandma's flowers. This is the first time that I have ever made these. I watched a video on You Tube and decided to give it a go . . . we'll see where it leads.
I just love the soft color scheme that you are using. It is so pleasing to the eye and looks so restful. I can not wait to see your finished work.
Beautiful!!!
Your blogging sister, Connie
I just finished my first "quilt as you go" quilt and posted photos this morning . . . please come visit :)

Dorothy Adamek said...

Such a delight to the eyes. I can't wait to see more. :)

Sam said...

Beautiful, I love the soft colours you are using. I've seen so many hexies around blogland lately I may have to give it a go. :)

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Such a labor of love and beautiful.

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