Bonjour! My 2014 Quilt Along quilt has a name and it is (INSERT DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!).............
Soupçon is a French word that means "a little bit" and it is the perfect name because my quilt has just a little bit of many of the things I love to do! If there's a technique that you've never tried I hope you'll consider giving it a go. And if what I've done isn't to your liking by all means do your own thing! I'll launch the first installment of Soupçon on January 3rd so mark your calendars! Subsequent installments will be released every two weeks! I'm going to keep the final quilt a secret that will slowly be revealed with each pattern installment!
Kathysnest32 asked what size of hexagons will be used. I try to reply be email to every comment but when the comment comes from a no-reply blogger I can't send an email. So in answer to Kathysnest32's question the hexagons that will be used are 1" but you don't need to go out and buy them! If you check under my tab English Paper Piecing &Hexagon Fun you will find hexagon templates in three sizes. Just print off one sheet of 1" hexagons but don't cut them out just yet! And if they don't print of at exactly 1" on your printer it won't be a problem! There will also be an opportunity to use 1/2" hexagons in a later installment of the pattern but they will be optional and I will provide you with some simple but effective alternatives! What will they be? You'll just have to wait to find out!
Over the past few weeks I've been teasing you with what I’m doing and if it was confusing that’s because I've made two Soupçon quilts! The first is a scrappy version made with robin’s egg blues, rusts and browns. The second is a simplified version made entirely with shades of red such as rose, brick, fire engine, orange-red and lipstick red! You can make your Soupçon quilt entirely scrappy or you can work with a specific colour scheme. Alternatively you might want to go with pastels or batiks or 1930's prints or homespuns. You don’t have to decide right away; you can make your colour decisions as each installment is released. Whatever you do have fun! I'll be setting up a FLICKR group so you can post photos of your progress. I'll provide the link once I launch the first installment of Soupçon.
I was very pleased to find out that my hardcover needle books were mentioned on a DMC blog! I was very flattered to say the least! Much of the credit goes do The Studiolo which is where I found the free pattern for the needle book. The embellishment with variegated DMC floss and felt was my addition!
I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year and until I post again....happy sewing!