This is a picture the beginning of Katja's quilt which is made using the English paper piecing (EPP) method. So many wonderful shapes to work with!
Photo courtesty of Katja Marek
The best part is that this is a free Quilt Along (QAL)! To sign up go here. The first set of instructions will be emailed to participants at the beginning of each month starting in January 2015. To participate in the QAL you will also need a copy of Katja's book The New Hexagon. I've just received my copy. I'm going to make myself a cuppa and settle down to peruse the pages!
The QAL looks like it will be fun and a great way to use bright prints and also to do some fussy cutting. I love to fussy cut! Just check out the little fussy cut details in this block. Lovely!
Photo courtesty of Katja Marek
The first month will be the most onerous in terms of workload but January is very cold and snowy so this will be a great project to work on! So the question is are you tempted to join in? Even if you don't I'll be sure to post pictures of my progress on this one! So, are you tempted to join in on the fun?
I'll leave you with a smile. This is a picture of Jinxy the great hunter. He is on my sewing table getting ready to pounce on something. He is losing the kitten look and is starting to look like a cat!
I have a solarium across the back of the house. During the summer months we put the plants in the ground in the garden and in the fall we dig them up and bring them into the solarium. Last night I came home and saw a "string" on the hall carpet. I assumed that Jinx had taken one of the laces from my moccasins but as I got closer I realized it was too big and fat to be a lace and upon closer inspection I realized that the string was moving. Jinx had been out in the solarium and found himself a great big fat dew worm in one of the pots! I've said it before and I'll say it again - it is a good thing he is cute or he would be getting his tail feathers clipped!
This will be my last post of the year but I'll be back in January with more to share. I wish you all a very happy, healthy and creative New Year! Until I post again, happy sewing!
Happy holidays! I'm on the crazy train with you. I jumped right in and signed up for this too! My book will be here Monday.ReplyDelete
I'm on that crazy train.. I am just hoping that I live long enough to get ALL these projects done..I am working on 81 as well as a couple other things. Yes, I'm on the crazy train.ReplyDelete
They look beautiful and if I hadn't already started a new handwork project for 2015, I'd jump right in! My New Year's resolution this year is not to get overwhelmed with projects but I look forward to viewing your blocks.ReplyDelete
It sure looks intriguing but not sure I would be up to it. I will think about it for a bit.ReplyDelete
I know yours will be wonderful.
Well as you already know Id already bought the book before the QAL was announced, so I had no excuse not to play along - despite having several other things on the go lol BUT not so many as ritad above!!ReplyDelete
Oh and meant to say, Jinx has become a really handsome guy, just love that look of determination lolReplyDelete
Thanks for the heads up on the QAL--I'm not sure if I can fit it in, but I am going to give it a try! Have a Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
That looks like a beautiful QAL. Thanks for sharing Karen. I have to finish Value Propostion first though, LOL! I decided to go with the triple path. It will take me a while but will be worth it! happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Don't tempt me. I've been trying to let my hands recover. This is right up your alley. Can't wait to see your blocks.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to the new year. Thanks for the shout out of the QAL. Happy New Year, Karen!ReplyDelete
I have my book. I have my first month's paper pieces. I'm at the station waiting for crazy train to leave the station. All Aboard!ReplyDelete
HI Kathy - so sorry I couldn't email you but you are a no reply blogger! I can't wait to get started on Katja's QAL!Delete
Hi Karen. This quilt along is going to be so amazing. I'm looking forward to when I start seeing people's rosettes pop up on line. I work for Katja and she is amazing at designing quilts. I'm all set to go on Jan. 1ReplyDelete
Happy new Year!
Hi Karen I just got my book and pieces. I've never done a Hexie quilt before. So I'm looking forward to doing this. I can't wait to start.ReplyDelete
So sorry I couldn't emai you but you are a no reply blogger. I think you are going to find that English paper piecing is addictive! The results are so perfect and they provide a great opportunity to get really creative with colour and print!Delete
Got my book yesterday--now to the LQS to find a large scale print so I can start on 1Jan 2015!ReplyDelete
Hi Brenda - sorry I couldn't email you but you are a no reply blogger! I'm going to try to work with the fabrics in my stash but that may fall by the wayside! It is always fun to have new fabric for a project!Delete
Hi Karen! Found you through Katja's share on FB and now following you so I can watch your rosettes come to life :) I'm doing the Millefiori QAL too - yes, I'm quite sure I've lost my mind! But it will be fun seeing everyone's fabric choices, and I'm sure that will inspire me to try to keep up :)ReplyDelete
I've also signed up for Katja's project - in fact my rosette #1 paper pack arrived today from paperpieces.com!!! I can't wait to get started on 1/1/15. I hope to post my focus fabric for #1 tomorrow along with my other plans for 2015. Enjoy the rest of your non-blogging time and Happy New Year!!ReplyDelete
Oo Karen ! You infected me....*lol* I signed also for the project.ReplyDelete
Happy new year!
Looks like a very intricate quilt. Will look forward to seeing your blocks. Happy New Year Karen.ReplyDelete
That looks like a wonderful quilt along!! I know we'll see some amazing blocks from you. That's a great photo of Jinx in his hunting pose, He sounds like the sort of cat that will be bringing home a few surprises.ReplyDelete