Monday, 26 October 2015

Halloween Hexagons

It's been a while since I blogged, and I feel a bit guilty because my last post was all about setting goals and staying focused for the last quarter of the year.  Then suddenly I felt the need to make something with the lovely Cotton and Steel Spellbound fabrics in my drawer.  They are Halloween themed, so it really makes sense to use them now. They'll probably bring out a new range next Halloween, and it will be even more tempting, so best I use these ones in 2015.

I've had The New Hexagon book by Katja Marek for six months now, but I haven't made anything from it yet because I've been immersed in la passacaglia.  But last Saturday night I decided I could make a small table mat using the Halloween fabrics and the paper pieces I got with the book.  Surely that's OK if it's "sewing my stash"??

The piecing for the New Hexagon is much quicker than for la passacaglia, because the pieces are so much bigger.  I used all my passacaglia tricks though of glue basting and using clover clips to hold the pieces steady.

currently 16" x 36" for a hall table

As a result I've almost pieced the whole table runner already.  I'm not sure if I'll hand quilt or machine quilt this yet.  It might not be ready for Halloween, but at least I've made something with the fabrics and dabbled in the New Hexagon book too.

I've also started my pink Tula Pink dress

and I'm working on my sewing machine cover with my mum who is staying for Labour Weekend. Busy times!!

I must dash and write my posts for the Online Bloggers' Quilt Festival.  It totally crept up on me this year - I forgot that it's on at the same time as the Quilt Markets in USA.  Voting doesn't open for another week yet, but this week is the time to link up the entries.


Anonymous said...

I love your hexagons! There are all those funny, lovely fabrics what make me smile! Your dress seems nice. Have a nice day! Anneli

Maryse said...

All fun projects, my favorite is the Halloween New Hexagon, I really like that fabric and the pattern is so much fun. Oh, and that sewing machine cover!!!
The dress is super cute and seems easy enough to make ... I am tempted ... :-)

Granny Maud's Girl said...

The caravan is so cute!
I want to make an EPP project. I have the fabric but cannot decide on the design. Katja's book is on my list of possibilities. I really have to decide before I can start!

Ruth said...

I love your Halloween Hexagons. I have some recent halloween fabric I was trying to think what to do with and love this idea!