I've been bitten by the EPP bug! Oh boy! While these little hexies for the Technicolor Galaxy BOM are pretty basic, I find myself perusing everywhere for inspiration. I can't get enough, I'm infected!
These are the glue method from start to finish. Indeed a sticky method for me! But I love them. The cute little hexies, the pretty rainbow of colors and the sweet flowers!
I've picked the low volume background, placed them just right and will finish them up with some quilting after the next block is released.
What I learned from making these: Glue is sticky and messy. You have to be very careful. I don't think I like the stabilizer hexagon templates very much. They are meant to stay put, stay in the finished hexies. Which made it harder to sew them together because of the thickness.
I decided to try my hand at diamond stars one evening. These were so much easier to stitch together without the stabilizer. The needle went through only fabric making it glide smoothly. I didn't have to fight it so much and in the end I feel that the stitches were better and less noticeable.
These are small diamonds! Small, small, small! But big on fun!
I'm working on a new quilt! Big surprise right?! I've had this fabric, Denyse Schmidt ~ Florence, for far too long. Longer than I want to tell you! It sat and sat and sat and sat some more. I am happy to say that I cut up every last piece of it for my newest design! Could I be turning over a new leaf? Using my stash? Maybe just this one time!
On Tuesday I will be sharing a block tutorial for Fabri-quilt New Block Blog Hop Challenge. There are 60+ participants lined up and it promises to be a fun and exciting time!
After making my block I was concerned it wouldn't make sense at all. Sometimes it's hard to imagine how one block would look in a quilt. My block needs to be repeated in order to complete the 'vision'! The secondary designs are the key, the star!
Which is why I used that bundle of Denyse Schmidt! I had to see if that block was worthy of a whole quilt. Would it come together? The answer is YES! I couldn't be happier with the results! I have 5 more blocks to piece before I can finish the top, but it's cool! I can't wait to share it!
All the blocks in the New Block Hop will become charity quilts. At least three will be made and donated! How cool is that?!
I hope you join me and the rest of the 'cast of characters' for this hop! It promises to be an epic event!