Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hello, my name is...

Zenia and I am a Quilter! I've been quilting for 2 yrs and am just recently inspired to blog about it. It's kind of odd because I've never cared for writing much but I am quite passionate about quilting so I'm sure I'll have a lot to say about it!  I've made 20+ quilts over the last 2 years and I plan to post all of my pics on here eventually. Someday I may write up some tutorials but  until then, I'll be posting about projects I'm working on and hopefully pass on some tips and tricks that have helped me a long the way. 

I'm currently working on a kaleidoscope quilt inspired by Maxine Rosenthal's book, One Block Wonders,( I prefer to call them one bolt wonders).  It's my 2nd one using this technique. I am using a fabric called  "koto" by Alexander Henry







I fell in love w/ this fabric about a year and a half ago but I couldn't bring myself to buy it at $12.99/yd.  So I put it off and put it off until finally one day I was browsing the Red Tag section at Joann when all red tag was 50 % off and  guess what?!! It was there!!! I ended up paying something ridiculous like $3.50/yd! Needless to say I bought all they had which ended up being about 8 1/4 yds.  

I plan to make 2 quilts for my bed. One for Spring/Summer and another for Fall/Winter. 
This shall be my Spring/Summer quilt  which I hope to have at least the top finished by this December.

The quick short version of this technique is. 

First stack and cut the fabric yardage into 6 pieces with the same design element. (I believe this is also referred to as a "stack & whack")

Cut into strips. I did the suggested 3 3/4 inches.



Cut strips into triangles. 


Stacks on stacks on stacks

Because the fabric is stacked up w/the same design element lined up, you end up w/6 identical triangles. 





You then sew the 6 triangles together to make some awesome hexagons! 




So this is what I have so far. I will be back again w/my progress. 






2 comments:

  1. I bought this same fabric at Joann's when Red Tag was 50% off! But I only bought enough to make a bag out of it!

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    1. Isn't it gorgeous?! I luv Alexander Henry!

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