Tuesday, January 1, 2013

GOOD MORNING 2013

Today is a new start.  2012 was wonderful,  and I am looking forward to 2013.

All last year, I worked on a new hexagon every week. (nearly)  Even though I am a few behind, I started Katja's next project : A Hexabet of Alphagons.




This quilt will consist of the alphabet, and the numbers 0 to 9
I'm thinking scrappy, but monochromatic too.



Sewing samples for the Moda club each month results in tons of scraps. The other day I came across this scrap quilt on I'm a Ginger Monkey. Much like the Granny Square craze, I imagine this will sweep across blogland too! I checked out the tutorial, and made a block right away.

 Although the Trip Around the World pattern is not new, I've never made one --until now  : )


For the second block,  I eliminated the black and chose a bit brighter palette.



I'm hooked. This is probably more like the colours I will choose. The block is fast and fun to make. Pretty much any fabrics will work in this quilt. I think I will spend today happily going through my scrap bins and seeing how far I will get on my own Trip Around the World.


I only made one New Years resolution : eat less, sew more...........

26 comments:

Hilachas said...

Good for you, Carla, on nearly finishibg hour Hexathon. I am waaaaaaaayyyyy behind but I love working on them. Your Trip Around the World is going to be lovely. Happy New Year!

audrey said...

I love your hexagon blocks and your scrap blocks. So fun! I haven't ever seen anything like those hexagons, so it was fun to run across them. Good luck to your sewing endeavors in 2013!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Grace! Your begninnig looks great! I love letters and the Trip around the world surely gets you hooked! I love that simple pattern and the possibility to play with colours! Have fun! x Teje

Jackie said...

Your Alphahexagon is cute! Love the colors you've selected so far.

The Scrappy Trip has blown up Instagram over the past couple of days. It seems very addictive!

Deborah said...

Happy New Year, Carla. Thanks so much for all the inspiration you gave me in 2012. Here's to another great year.....and I'll join in with your resolution...more sewing...less eating.

Peg said...

Those alphabet hexies would make a fabulous kids' quilt! And the Trip blocks are lovely!

quiltmania said...

Love the look of your alphabet hexagons. Have a great 2013, looking forward to seeing what you get up to this year!

Lynne said...

The Alphagons look like a fun project, and I'm very tempted to follow along on that trip around the world.

Kelly said...

Love those hexies and your trip around the world blocks! I am resisting joining in at the min, but I don't think I will be able to hold out for long ;-)

Debbie said...

Love your hexies (still!) - and I am really being tempted by that trip around the world!!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love the idea of the hexabet! Happy new year!

Beth said...

Your trip around the world blocks look great. I think I am going to start one of those this week too! I also really like the alphabet hexagon quilt - great idea!

Patchwork and Play said...

I'm hooked on the scrappy trip along! And I've only made one block!! I was looking for a scrappy project so this is the perfect project!! Yours is lovely!

Carla said...

I love, love, love the hey alphabet blocks. You have been busy. Christmas slowed me way down. Happy 2013.

Heidi Staples said...

Oh my gosh, I would love to do that hexagon alphabet!! Where can I find the pattern?

Marta said...

Carla, I so admire how productive and disciplined you are!

Janice said...

Wow those Hexis are crazy fantastic!! I am also loving that brighter color palette you chose for the Scrappy Trip.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love your new hexy project - I can see why you 'had' to start that!!! Have fun with your scrappy trip a long - I'm resisting...at the moment!

Sarah said...

I'm excited for the letter hexies to start arriving. I love that you used lettered fabric for the background and I'll keep my eye out for some this weekend.

I am going to design my own "S" as we need new name tags for guild this month...

Live a Colorful Life said...

I really REALLY want to do your hexabet alphagon! Where can I get that information? And the scrappy trip along is totally addicting!

bloomingpoppies said...

You're off to a great start! I like your second Trip block alot. Have fun with that one, I think I may also have to get on board for the Trip Around the World.

Celtic Thistle said...

Like your resolution Carla!

Love the hexagon blocks and the Trip Around the World blocks look seriously addictive.

Rene' said...

Happy new year Carla! Those scrappy trip along postings on IG have been killing me - love them but have been away from my fabric. I, too, would love information on the hexie alphabets. I clicked on Katja's link but didn't see anything. Thanks.

Megan said...

Oh my gosh, those alphabet blocks are too cute!! I'm eyeing the scrap around blocks, but I might have to table it for a few months to finish some other projects. I'll definitely need a project to clear out the scrap bins soon, though!

Marie said...

How sweet are those alphabet blocks???! Totally! And I also love your resolution. I usually don't make that one but I'm thinking this might not be a bad one to follow.

Carla said...

Love the Henie alp hie blocks