Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WILLPOWER


Apparently, I have none.  Katja has started a Hexagon quilt-a-long through the shoppe. If you have known me for any length of time, you know that I think the hexagon is pretty much the most amazing shape ever. I was NOT going to sign up, because I already have a zillion projects on the go.  I told myself "you don't have time, or the energy, and you don't need another hexagon project."  But then this fabric came in.....




...and I already had this.  I caved.



  Just look how they go together!





 Rumour has it that Katja had said to someone, "Carla hasn't signed up ------ yet" : )
Do you think she knows me?  Maybe she had a little wager going? At any rate, I have my templates cut out and am ready to start.



I love the feel of the thread coming through the fabric while hand piecing.  I know, I have it bad. 

Following are a few pics of a similar quilt I did eons ago.  The papers are still in around the edges because it's not finished yet. The fabrics are very muted and romantic. My how times have changed.





I will probably set it with alternate blocks something like this to feature the "wrenly" fabric.


First though, is the little issue of 13 for dinner tonight. I better get off the computer and pretend I know what I'm having.

Happy Quilting!

8 comments:

Diane-crewe said...

OOH! I love ALL the colours xx I know EXACTLY what you mean about will power...I wish I had some xx

Kim C said...

1st.... Spagetti, Garlic Bread, Tossed Salad and Lime Sherbert! Done!
2nd.. Your a lucky lady with all that fabo fabric!
3rd.. Hexies are addicting and I love your "older" Wip as well! Thanks for stopping by mine and I so enjoy your blog! Hugs, Kim C

Anonymous said...

Hey Carla, Welcome to the Hexagathon - I love the colours you picked. I will stop by on Monday to see what yours looks like. Thanks to the tips from Sharon this week, i was able to complete mine without any hitch !
Ronnie

quiltmania said...

Willpower, smillpower, who needs it. Can't wait to see the first one. Bring it on Friday, I know you will have it done.

Anonymous said...

Good for you Carla - do it, what is one more project... Love the fabrics that you picked, and will look forward to seeing it all together. Have fun
Dawn

Debbie said...

oh your new fabric looks fantastic with wrenly!! have fun!!

Kathy said...

.....resistance is useless.....and don't I know it! Love your little stash for this hexie quilt - so bright and fresh :) Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Borderline Quilter said...

Fabulous Fabrics Carla, I agree very romantic....I feel like saying 'Tig you are it' I know childish...I followed you home but promise I won't turn into a stalker!

Great blog, you are a prolific quilter!

Best Wishes
Kay in Scotland