Are you sewing along with me in the Soupcon QAL? If you are more comfortable making a pieced with templates, Mary of Through Rose-colored Trifocals just posted an excellent tutorial! Mary provides detailed instructions and photographs for making the pieced border. You'll also get to see her Soupcon quilt with the pieced border. If you've already made your border and the finished the measurement is not spot on don't worry! I've built in wiggle room so that adjustments can be made without affecting the design of the quilt!
I've been sewing along with Julia Wood's Hexie Block of the Month (BOM) over at The Hexie Blog. The design for January was a snowflake and February is a heart! This was my January block. The little circles of blue in the centre of the background spaces was my own addition. A little bit of embellishment can take a block from pretty to beautiful in only a few stitches.
The February pattern is a heart that is solid hexagons in shades of pink and red. I decided to leave the center of my heart open so that the background fabric would show and it would maintain the open and airy feel of the previous block. The fabric I selected for my hear is blue with a little red it it as a reference to Valentine's Day. To make the block sparkle I used my little start that I demonstrated yesterday. It measures 2 1/2" across.
And here is the finished February block! The hexagons are 1" and the block measures 15" finished. You will find the February pattern here.
My guess is that the theme next month might have something to do with St. Patrick's Day so I'll be looking through my stash of blues for fabrics with some bits of green! The blocks are fast and fun to make so if you are tempted head on over to Julia's blog. You can find the first block, January, here.
I'm linking up with Sarah over at Sarah Did It for her monthly Help with Hexie-Aholics! There's always something interesting to find there so do drop by for a visit!
Until I post again, happy sewing!