Sunday, August 11, 2013

Waiting for LE

While waiting for the next part of LE to be released I have been keeping busy with some other projects. Since I know I want to keep up with LE, I am wanting these other projects to be just fun and happy and totally different than LE so that I am able to jump back and forth without getting bored.

Here is what I started yesterday.




This is just pulled from scraps and will be used in a fun project inspired by a quilt made by a swap of bee friends and which can be seen here. I hope this link works as I have not done this before.

http://carla-graceandfavour.blogspot.com/2013/08/green-tea-and-sweet-beans-with-friends.html

That quilt was inspired by this pattern.



I love this pattern but also love the idea of making things my own so I decided to just make blocks whenever I want to either as test blocks or just cause I feel like it, and hope I can turn them into something fun at the end. Here are a few more I made this week. The stars are from a tutorial on Bee In the Bonnet's blog and the circle is a color reject from a patten I am testing for my son. I trying to make the blocks in increments of 3 inch units so that I can fit them all together in the end. The stars finish at 6" but that circle is a 7" finish so it will need some tweaking if it is to be used.




And finally another block from the Aiming For Accuracy Quilt Along.



It is really fun using these modern fabrics in such traditional blocks and I am really trying to let myself go when selecting fabrics for this new project. Thanks for all the inspiration out there in blogland. :)

Happy Stitching!

11 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I am just now working on the zigzags - your LE looks great!

Julierose said...

Lovely projects you have going there....have a super Sunday...Julierose

Julierose said...

Lovely projects you have going there....have a super Sunday...Julierose

Barb said...

wonderful blocks!

Grit said...

Fantastic blocks.

Every Stitch said...

This is a fun project - and you get to try a lot of different techniques - love the sound of that! It will evolve into something very special.
Hilda

Carla said...

You are off to a great start : ) I love all those hexies!

Donna~~ said...

Gosh it looks like you are having fun--such pretty hexies!

Carrie P. said...

I love that patter too. Great idea to just make blocks you love and make your own quilt.

ANudge said...

What a bright and cheery way to wait for LE! I'm still working on my flowers now that I have a bit of time. Not too late to share your hexies on Hexie Friday.

Rachaeldaisy said...

You are making so many fun things!