Having accumulated a large amount of patterns all seemingly linked with the proverbial hexagons making a decision on which project to start next was proving to be a difficult one. You would think by now that I had had enough of making these pesky little blighters but, oh no! Not me. I am made of sterner stuff and I love them. I have also accumulated a large amount of fabric in plums, lavender, greys and taupes and this is my chosen colourway for my new project.
My new project is called The Unknown Quilt for obvious reasons and the pattern has been reproduced by Lisa and Louise from Max and Louise Pattern Co in Australia as a combination of two antique quilts that they had seen, makers unknown. One of them was bought at an English auction house and now lives in Australia.
As you will notice - hexagons but, just in case you were thinking that I cannot do anything else there is some very nifty paper piecing going on in the centre of this quilt and paper piecing is something I love to do. It will certainly keep me busy and out of mischief. Well, perhaps not out of mischief! I am good at that too.
A little while ago I entered a giveaway on Raewyn's blog as she had made a very beautiful block holder and I am delighted to say that I won! I won, I won. Lucky me! Lucky indeed because it really is beautiful and so practical too. If you feel that you would like one too then Raewyn has very generously given the pattern on her blog. Also included was a skein of lovely thread called Mistletoe from Cottage Garden Threads. It is yummy.
A peak inside to see what is in there. What else were you expecting?
These hexagons are 7/8" and just that small increment makes for a much smaller rosette. I have taken the papers out as these are going to be appliqued onto strips later.
Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments on the last post. Decision still unmade but giving it much thought.