Thursday, April 2, 2015

BANGLES

Bangles is the name of a quilt in Sarah Fielke's book 'Hand Quilted With Love'.  I saw some pictures of it on Instagram and fell hard for it of course, because it's Hexies!  I knew I had the book, so I flipped through it and realized that I could make it using the english paper piecing method rather than sew Y seams.  I don't do Y seams.  The next day, Nicole and I each started our own version of it. I just happened to have a pack of 3" hexies so I went with that size.



When my hubby saw me drawing lines on the hexies for cutting, he offered to draw me up a template on the computer             : )
Much faster


They work up fairly quickly and it's fun to feature a big print in the middle.  I'm using mostly grey/black/white to surround the feature


the blocks are about 10 1/2" tip to tip


Like any new hexie project, it's hard to put this down, because they are just so fun!   I am hoping to show you a different little finish on my next post.  I'm quilting it now  : )

May you have:
The gladness of Easter which is hope
The promise of Easter which is Peace
The spirit of Easter which is Love.

30 comments:

Kim said...

Oooh....I have just died and gone to heaven!! Have the most wonderful Easter, lovely lady!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Excellent interpretation! Wish I could do it too. Happy Easter.

rachel said...

So nice, Carla. All of it! Happy Easter!

Teresa in Music City said...

These are so amazing Carla!!! Oh I wish I could just drop thievery and play with some of my own for a while! But alas it is not to be. I will just have to drool all over yours :) Love your Easter closing - beautiful! Happy Easter to you too sweet friend!!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Those look cool.

Carla said...

What a great looking project, Carla. Thank you for the Easter promise. Blessings.

Dasha said...

Wonderful hexies Carla. Don't they look lovely in a little pile? And what a sweetie your hubby is to draw up your templates.

quiltmania said...

Big hexies! Now why didn't I think of that? Have a great weekend Carla!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Really beautiful. Your EPP skills always amaze me.

jojo said...

I love them! There just isn't enough hours in the day to do all the wonderful projects I see on IG!

jojo said...

Six kids!!?! Work at Katja's!!?! You go girl!!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Carla! These are Super cute! I miss hand piecing and would love to make some of these. Have a lovely weekend! x Teje

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oooh! that's fab!

Karen H said...

Oh I love your new hexagon blocks! They are so pretty and the light fabrics make the prints you used in the centre shine! And I see a lovely hexagon project in the background of the last picture!

Jayne said...

Hexie Bug! Love, love this! I can see why you couldn't put them down! Can't wait to see your finished quilt!

Needled Mom said...

Those turned out beautifully. I love the larger print centers.

Kathleen OGrady said...

OMG! Those are just awesome and beautiful!! They are big, so it would not take a gazillion to make a quilt, bonus!! Can't wait to see more!

Jacquelynne Steves said...

I am just in love with that fussy-cut bumble bee! Have a happy and blessed Easter.

Dawn Hughes said...

Love them all. Happy Easter to The Fawcett
Family!

Janine said...

Beautiful! Happy Easter :)

Soma Acharya said...

Gorgeous!! So nice of your husband to make the hexie template for you. Happy Easter :)

-Soma

Sophie Belle Designs said...

Oh this looks like it's going to be wonderful Carla, so no surprise there! x

Paulette Eccleston said...

The hexies are so cute. Looking forward to the quilt. Happy Easter.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

So so pretty. Happy Easter

Karen S said...

Great way to adapt the pattern. they look great showing off a feature fabric in each one.
Happy Easter.

FlourishingPalms said...

So, you're EPPing a whole background hexie, and then appliquéing another hexie on top? Looks like a lot of work! Thank you for the Easter wishes. Yes, He is my Lord, and He is risen!

Marg said...

They are beautiful and what a fabulous idea. I don't like Y seams but I love EPP.

OPQuilt said...

Happy Easter to you, too. I love these little blocks, from the first time I saw them in her book, to the rendition you have now! Yes, they are fun to make and see stack up!

Elizabeth

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

I'm swooning over these!! I love hexies... and I love watching what you do with them! I don't do Y seams either... which means one day I will find myself paper-piecing. But not yet. ;-)

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Carrie P. said...

It has been a while since I have been for a visit. As always you are working on some fabulous quilts. LOVE everything I see.