As my regular readers know, I have become somewhat addicted to English Paper piecing, specifically Katja's hexagons.
It all began with this project, which, no, is not finished, but it's close!
And then Katja wrote a book with the patterns for all those blocks, The New Hexagon, published by Martingale.
Katja, being who she is couldn't stop there, so she came up with a new brilliant plan and off we go again!
She has created The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt Along, a new design all based on the blocks in the book, take special note of block 44 when you get YOUR copy of the book :)
Details are in the link above.
There is also a facebook page where there are almost 900 of us from all over the world playing along, oh the eye candy!!
photo from her webpage of some of the rosettes.
my centre and first round
working on fabric choices and fussy cutting for the second round
second round cut, basted and ready to stitch.
One more round after this one to complete January's rosette which will measure approx 36" across when complete.
After all the hours spent prepping that round I needed a little break, so I knit this hat for my niece, it is now the 8th hat I have knit in this pattern. Maybe it is time find a new pattern?.........or not, they all love their hats and I enjoy knitting it.
I have almost all of these blocks pieced, then I promised myself I could cast on mittens for my daughter, apparently a dog at the dog park grabbed one of hers off her hand and promptly ate it!
I will work on the second block as well, because I really want to have this rosette done at the end of the month so I can attempt to keep up!
Hope you consider purchasing Katja's book and playing along with all of us!
Linking up with
HeLP for Hexie-aholics at sarah did it