Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Love of Hexies Continues

I'm still in love with covering paper hexagons and Brigitte Giblin still manages to fulfil my need with her wonderful patterns.
Those of you that read my blog will remember the small hexagon purse that I made using Brigitte's pattern, now there is a pattern for a larger bag using 1 inch hexies. (You could really use any size however the larger the better for showcasing fabric)
a fussycut rosette on one side

and some wacky lining
must be wacky as this image does not want to load the right way up. You get the general idea though.

I haven't decided on the handle as yet but there is plenty of inspiration here.
The pattern has full easy to follow instructions and you can also purchase the handle and papers.

I know I am a little late in posting about Brigitte's new book as I have read on many of your blogs that you have by now your copy, in case you don't Brigitte has launched a new book full of patterns that you too can make especially for those of you that are not here in Australia to be able to join in on one of her classes.

You can purchase online, it is a great coffee table book also, and just to whet your appetite a couple of page views.
Just to finish off while we are talking Brigitte, Brigitte also has a new Blog, this blog gives tips for constructing and images about quilts in her book.

In between covering paper I have also been working on my sheet. I have been helped with the expert guidance of another wonderful teacher Marg Sampson-George. Marg doesn't have a blog unfortunately , I don't think she would have time for that she is so busy fulfilling her class commitments. Who knows one day Marg may publish a book of her quilts, we certainly hope so.

I am onto the final borders of my sheet and it looks like blogger is going to play havoc with my images now, I just don't get its logic sometimes :-(
This border goes on the top and bottom, sorry the pics aren't great and the border has folds as it has been put away ready for the day to be constructed. I have just placed so hopefully you get the idea.

This is the start of the side borders , obviously there are some more elements to this border which are undecided as of going to print lol but Marg will help sort that out I am sure.

Some detail of the baskets in the top and bottom border, hope you don't mind being a contortionist. :-)
This past week has seen Sydney host its annual Quilt Show at Darling Harbour, sorry no quilts pics to post.  There were many great stalls, Hatched and Patched from Bathurst. Annie always has a wonderful stand and didn't disappoint this year either. Marg Low from The Albury/ Wodonga area. Kathy and her gang from MO  Carolyn's Quilting Room from Wodonga.This lady is an outstanding quilt maker , reproducing antique quilts that would easily satisfy the quilt purists out there. Most of the quilts featured are available as BOM's either patterns or pattern and fabrics. Take a look I think you will agree that these quilts are begging to be made.
This lady just oozes passion about her quilt making and didn't mind in least us taking photos.

This sundial is amazing and the colours are so similar to the original, I know there are many versions out there, it is always nice to put a little of yourself into quilts but I must say I do love this and am tempted !

This quilt Carolyn calls the marriage quilt, smaller than the original but divine, I love the replication of colours,browns, blues and pinks.

George the 3rd ( I think), folk art and another that the name escapes me.

The quilt show is a great place to catch up with old friends and acquaintances and meeting new ones. Meeting Cardy and Chooky in person after sharing blogging friendships and sharing a glass of bubbles at days end with friends Janet , Kate and Bernadette ( we missed you Maree and Laurel)
I'm enjoying the last of the iceberg roses ahead of their dormant period and heavy pruning before they flourish for spring. I just love the pink tinge.
It is the first month of winter for us southern hemisphere inhabitants , for the first time in years it really feels true to form, I think it is going to be a great sewing season.
I hope where ever you are you have plenty of sewing time.