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!
love the name you have chosen, its one of the few words i remember from school girl French lessons. Enjoy your "break" and have a very Happy New YearReplyDelete
Merci Sheila! I thought long and hard about a name that would reflect that there will be a little bit of this and that in the way of methods and fabric and I think Soupcon captured it exactly!Delete
Happy New Year!
soupcon is a great name. i am excited to start.ReplyDelete
i did not know i was a no-reply blogger. i will be getting into my blog soon to fix that.
it might take a while because i just had a quick look and dont know where to go to fix it, but i will have a better look this afternoon.
i just had a talk with a friend of mine and she is going to sew along with you as well.
kathleen in beautiful nelson bay, australia
I'm excited to hear what you think as we go along! I hope you like the quilt as much as I do!Delete
Happy New Year to you from Karen in Chilly Canada!
Kathysnest32 I think you can fix the no reply settings in your profileDelete
Thank you for sharing all your knowledge with us Karen. Happy New Year to you too!! Natalie xxReplyDelete
And thank you Natalie. I've enjoyed reading your lovely blog and look forward to seeing what treats you have in store for us in 2014!Delete
Happy New Year Karen, I am really happy to have met youReplyDelete
And me you Kathy! I hope your back heals quickly!Delete
I wish you and your Mom a happy Healthy New Year and lots of stitching. I am looking forward to your challenge. I am not an experienced hexagon person but maybe have made 10 or so in my sewing life LOL. So this should be fun.ReplyDelete
Listen Bunny, anyone who can make Love Entwined can manage a few hexagons! I can't wait to see what you do with the Soupcon pattern. Happy New Year!Delete
Happy New Year Karen, your QAL sounds fun, thank you for all the trouble you've gone to for us.ReplyDelete
And thank you for the many comments you've left! They inspire me to create and share with others! Happy New Year!Delete
That's a perfect name Karen. I'm excited and worry but participating in your QAL project will give me a chance to learn techniques I've never tried before butReplyDelete
will "consider giving it a go" and under your guidance I know won't have problems.
My best wishes for health, happiness and prosperity. Big hug to you and Anne.
See you in about a week.
Grace I am here and I will help you in any way I can but I know you can manage what I've got planned! All the best to you and your girls for 2014!Delete
I'm looking forward to this quilt along adventure with you and the others joining in on the fun. I want to thank you again for your postings. Your blog is my first-thing-in-the-morning read. I cannot think of a better way to begin my day ;-)ReplyDelete
I am so excited that you are going to participate! I hope you like what I've got planned. I'm leaving lots of room for quilters to get creative and add their own personal touches so that they can make a quilt that is uniquely their own!Delete
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and comment. It is appreciated more than you can know! Happy New Year Nellie!
hello and happy new year, i'm sorry for my englisch;;;but I'haven't anderstand how making to have your pattern "soupçon"; I'm french but I live in Italy... I put your link in a italian forum for my quilter"s friends... kiss sophieReplyDelete
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I discovery Your beautiful 2014 quilt along called Soupçon, which is a beautiful titleReplyDelete
This is a very interesting project! Thanks for sharing it
Happy new head to you
Merci Brigitte! I hope you will make your own Soupcon quilt!Delete
I'like to...I love hexagons and at the moment I am embroidering a bee quiltDelete
And I feel like joining in your soupçon quilt
Thanks to You very much