Friday, January 4, 2013

ALL THE NEW STARTS

Rather than ease into the new year, I have jumped in with both feet. There is just so much inspiration out there, that it's hard to control one's self  : )

I am loving doing the Hex-a-bet of Alpha-gons designed by Katja. I will affectionately be referring to them as my "hexi-bets"

the letter C



and D


 For those of you who have e-mailed me about the pattern : go to Katja's website, click on the Newsletter button (top of page)  and after the newsletter downloads, you can read about it in there, and yes, she will mail  : )

Six blocks done on my Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt.


 With those leftover bits, I am sewing my January block for the Scrappy Sew bee it group. I NEVER would have tackled this block had my bee partner not asked for it. I'm kind of scared to sew it together......



December's blocks for Deborah. She wanted 36 patches done from 2 fabrics.



my December blocks for the Heal@do.good stitches group. Solid 'plus' blocks done tone-on-tone




.........and my first block for the Dancing Stars quilt along over at Amy's Creative Side.



I'm thinking I shouldn't be bored this year. Also, I joined two more on-line swaps but more on that in another post.

I am off to sew another block  : )






29 comments:

Karen said...

You certainly have jumped in. So much going on already.
Love the scrappy blocks and the dancing stars. I will watch your progress with interest!

quiltmania said...

You are a busy little bee!

Hilachas said...

Look at you, Carla! You've started the new year off running. I love your enthusiasm and can't wait to see your on-going projects.

Celtic Thistle said...

You are going to be busy in 2013 Carla. Love the hexie-bets!

Chase said...

The hand piecing alphabet is so so cute! I am attempting. All the blocks/ projects look so good! Sew busy over there!

Jodi said...

Wow, they look great! And thanks for the mosaic tip - I'll try that.

shez said...

wow ,cant wait to see them finshed.xx

Debbie said...

Boy, you DID jump in, didn't you!? Love your scrappy blocks!! and those hexies - never seen such a thing - how fun!

Glinda ♥ said...

How exciting! Dancing Stars has definitely caught my eye. What a great year you're going to have :)

Linda said...

Wow! Do you ever get time to sleep and eat?

Jess said...

Awesome Carla! Now I know what you mean about keeping busy ;o)

Jan said...

Just what I didn't need, another project. Can't wait to get started with Hex-a-bet of Alpha-gons ! It's going to be fun!

Jan

wendyroomcreations said...

Talk about hitting the year running! So many projects started already, well done you. I love the dancing stars particularly and shall look forward to seeing the progress of all you projects. Philippa xx

Marit said...

Wow, lots of fun new starts! Espescially love the hexa-bet and the bottom stars!

Peg said...

Whew, lots of BOMs and exchanges ! You will be busy! Love your scraps!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

WOW I love those hexies!! All the blocks look fabulous too :)

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

wow you really put me to shame!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love all your new projects!

Kelly said...

Wow, you are on fire this year already!

Nat at Made in Home said...

So many projects! I love the alphabet in hexagons, so clever!

Lynne said...

You are on a roll! I love the look of the dancing star block. Have fun sewing!
Lynne

Caroline said...

Can't wait to see how all the hexies turn out!

Carla said...

Nope...you won't be bored! I even dream about quilting sometimes, don't you! The hexie letters are so cute!

Catherine said...

Those hexies are such a great project! You certainly have a lot of projects to keep you going

Caillean said...

I love my blocks, you chose such great fabrics, thank you.
And the hexies are just cute. I hope I'll see the complete alphabet here.

Sarah said...

I think you've set yourself up for lots of variety in the new year...have fun!

Gramma Quilter said...

Good to "catch up" with your blog Carla. Looks like you have began the NY in Carla quilting style! Loved your mosaics. Awesome! I have been in a bit of a whirl wind. Janine got engaged on Christmas day. We are so excited. His name is Alan and he is such a great guy!No date yet. I have done a bit of LAQ but that is it. Hoping to get my quilty brain going this week. Peter is away. TTYS

vintage grey said...

Happy New Year Carla! Such beautiful blocks, and I love your scrappy quilt!! So pretty!! Have a great week! xo Heather

Heidi Grohs said...

I need to sit down after reading about all that jumping in! Looks so great! I really love the alphabet!