Thursday, January 22, 2015

LA ROSETTE

My first Rosette is finished and my fingers hate me  : )   The New Hexagon Millefiorie Quilt Along has exploded this past month to over 1600 hexie lovers signed up to stitch along, and over 1000 stitchers joining the Facebook page in about 2 1/2 weeks. Wow.

It's all so very fun!



This is the first and biggest rosette measuring 37" at the widest point.



I didn't think too much about colour until I got to the outer edge. I couldn't decide on what to put there until I found this teal dot in my stash. It seemed to work. I need to consider what block will be up against it and plan from there

The little corners lined up pretty good so I'm happy about that



I took myself out for a little retail therapy and came home with these pretties.



Indelible has been on my 'want' list for a long time.  The top piece is called 'Cherie'.  Love.

I'm hoping to be able to incorporate these into a rosette or two and I think I just might pull it off  : )


Instructions for Rosette #2 will be posted on the first of February.  Bring. It. On.

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27 comments:

Karen McIsaac said...

Loving the colors in your first rosette and your fabric choices. Very beautiful, I can not believe that is all hand stitched! Amazing!

Lorraine B. said...

Lovely! Really bright and cheerful, just like you!

Fran said...

Fantastic! Love the new fabrics, too.

Samantha said...

Wow! These are stunning. I've never braved hexies myself... but yours are gorgeous!

quiltmania said...

Looks great! Can't wait to see you incorporate the new fabrics.

Kim said...

Oh my....your Rosette is beauteous, Carla. Gorgeous choice of fabrics. Your poor fingers. How lovely that stitchers all over the world are stitching these gorgeous hexies.....makes for the most stupendous show and tell at the end!!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Wow so beautiful Carla!
i love the Birds in your Rosette, cute!!
Liebe Grüße
Bente

Dasha said...

Lovely! Those new fabrics should blend quite nicely. I have resisted this QAL furiously. So totally overcommitted last year (thanks to IG, blogging, Pinterest LOL) that I have pulled right back this year. I need to finish a few things.

Needled Mom said...

Wow! That is amazing! Love those fabrics.

rachel said...

wow. just wow.

Annabella said...

Double wow!!

Celtic Thistle said...

Fabulous!

Karen H said...

Gorgeous!

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

Holy cow!! That is so stunning! (And large!) I absolutely adore the fussy cut birds. While I love it overall… those make me swoon. Gorgeous. (And I covet your new fabric!)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

WOW! And I'm proud of me for just making a couple of hexie flowers. It would take me FOREVER to get that huge piece done.

Ladyquiltsalot said...

Wonderful cheery colours! I hear you, between madly trying to finish this block by the 31st and the knitting my right thumb has split! Owie, but some polysporin and a band-aid and I soldier on!

NickiJ said...

You are impressing me lots with your hexies! You must have lots of staying power or hexie power!! Love, love, love hexies.

Mama Pea said...

This is so beautiful, Carla. I just love it. I am using it for inspiration for mine, I hope you don't mind. I hope to use some of my tula fabrics. I can't believe how fast you got this done. I bet I'm not done with block one by March. LOL.

Megan said...

I can only smilein total admiration! It looks fabulous and like you have the patience of a saint :-)

Books_Bound said...

This is intense! But beautiful. Excited to see it come together!

Martha said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning. And the new fabrics are so pretty.

Anne said...

Wow . . . my fingers hurt for you too. Love the teal around the edge.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

So pretty! Now I want to grab my EPP project stash and start. Maybe I could chuck my plan and make rosettes like this instead. I must finish other WIPs first. Ugh.

Sarah said...

Your fabric choices are so gorgeous! I hope you have more of the bird fabric to use too!

Janine said...

This block is amazing! I'll look forward to seeing your February one :)

Carla said...

Love your current rosseta colors. I'm anxious to see how you incorporate the new colors.

Lynne said...

All I can think of to say is "Oooooooh!" and "Aaaaaah!"
Can't wait to see the next one :)