This blog is about a Quilter’s Life and there is more in my life than just quilting. I have so many non-quilting blog post ideas floating in my head, but today is another quilting related post. I so appreciate my non-quilter readers in addition to my quilter/crafter readers!
So is an activity equally or perhaps more addicting than making little English Paper Pieced (EPP) hexagons (hexies) – making rosettes with the hexies!
But first let’s recap (full stories in the series of posts Adventures in English Paper Piecing):
Here is what I started with (a collection of free 1/8th quarters from the 2016 Central Oregon Quilt Shop Hop):
Here is the book I used to teach myself EPP (All Points Patchwork by Diane Gilleland):
I turned the fabric into 250+ hexies:
In order to make something like this:
And, so far I have made 18 of these – rosettes:
But, now the (sort of) bad news
I counted and I only have enough hexies to make 36 rosettes and the quilt I want to make has 99 rosettes (9 x 11 row quilt). I used all the free fabric from the 2016 Central Oregon Quilt Shop Hop and I wanted the hexies to only be made from that coordinated fabric (I will have to use other fabric from my stash for the background/setting fabrics).
So either I change my rules, or I accept that I am making a 36 block (6 x 6 row) quilt with my rosettes. I think that is what I am going to do, as it would be a huge commitment to make a zillion more hexies to turn into 63 more blocks!
Sometimes you got to be flexible and change your original plan…
Closing this post with my favorite rosette so far (I have 18 more rosettes to make so we’ll see if this one wins the Rosette Beauty Contest (soon to be an annual event held in Atlantic City, ha!):
But I love all of them!