Monday, August 22, 2011

Playing with solids

For the Love of Solids Swap

This is going to be a piece, I think, of a wall quilt for my partner in the Love of Solids [a modern swap]. I have wanted to make this swirly hexagon block since I saw it done by The Parfait Cafe (go here, her quilt is wonderful). She also provided a handy tutorial to make the block here, which I used.

So my idea for the finished item was different to start, but a creative friend challenged me to make sure I added a part of me to the whole project. So I am doing that and I am far more excited and also nervous about it. I hope my partner will like it in the end, there is a fair bit more to go, this part is only 6.5" wide by 22" long so far.

For the Love of Solids Swap

These are the start of my smaller project for the same swap. I have some quilting ideas to try out on them. I am having fun with this grown up palette which feels very modern in a totally retro way to me.

Tonight I hope to try another interesting block that another friend just whipped up for me. Internet friends are the best!

Best,

Leanne

16 comments:

  1. Hi Leanne, I popped over from the swap pool to see what you're up to - I love this grown up palette, too. But wait, those swirls are < 6.5" across??? What? That's so tiny! This would make a stunning table runner - very classy!

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  2. Very cool! Looks like a lovely project for some lucky someone!!

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  3. Leanne, the colors you have chosen for the swirly hexagon block are just gorgeous. :)

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  4. I'm loving those hexagons...soooo cool. can't wait to see what you're going to come up with.......beautiful colours.

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  5. Oh Leanne I love those hexie pieced blocks, have to go to work soon so will explore more later. They kinda remind me of snail trail.
    PS - Have a look at Catherine's comment on Mystery flickr - might be another option for you.

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  6. Those hexagons are stunning & brilliant use of the solids! It's good to try new things and give ourselves a challenge once in while. Jxo

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  7. Your swap pieces are looking really great :-)

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  8. Love the swirly hexagon blocks, gorgeous colours.

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  9. I'm loving those swirly hexagons and this yummy palette, Leanne. Just gorgeous!

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  10. Oh it is so beautiful Leanne! I truly LOVE those swirly hexagons, I think I see some in my future now!

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  11. That is SO cool!!! Wow! I love it!!

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  12. Popped over from the Across the Sea QAL group - I love the palette you have used...acqua blues, neutrals and browns are so pretty. Love the swirly hexagons - must check out the tutorial.

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  13. I love the colors and the design of hexagons congratulate!

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  14. Leanne, please just lets pretend I'm your partner and send these to me! I love, love, love the colour palette!!!

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