Sunday, February 28, 2010


After finishing all the bindings on the quilts of my own I had quilted over my summer Uni break I felt like I needed some more handwork to do. So what does one do...start another project of course!!!
I have wanted to make this quilt for years, since I first saw it in Margaret Rolfe's Australian Quilt Heritage book. This is a photo of it in my Fabric of Society book, the dancing dollies quilt. 

I have nearly half of the hexagon flowers made, (around 50) I think I need 112 all up. I have used pinks and browns with a bit of blue.

As if that wasn't enough.....I also started this one, I have loved it since I saw it on Quiltsalot's blog. I seem to have a thing for English paper piecing at the moment.

Unfortunately the Kaffe Fassett Flower Lattice fabric used in the original quilt is almost non existent now so I will just have to make do with what I have, it may be a bit of auditioning fabrics for the large hexagons.

I have also had my eye on this quilt, another from Fabric of Society and almost the same as the Candied Hexagons above. This one is an antique quilt, Frederica Josephsons's Quilt of Diamonds and Hexagons.

I forgot to add, I am using freezer paper, photocoping the pieces onto freezer paper then ironing onto the back of the fabric, no slipping around of the fabric and more flexible than card.
That's it for who knows how long as Uni is back tomorrow...and this year I am taking 3 subjects each semester, probably won't leave much time for sewing.