So there was I happily stitching away with green hexis, along the former red hexi edge and half listening to my grandson, who was building me lego vehicles.
So this is where I was -
take note of the neat right hand edge where I first started
A couple of sessions of only half paying attention and - duhhh
That neat starting edge is now on the left and dam It ........... I've sat and pieced all the greens on there, instead of the 'working' end lol
Sitting curled up on a chair with the cover taffled up on my lap and slowly stitching away, obviously doesn't give you the right perspective on which bit your working on lol
All is not lost of course, I will straighten off the irregular green edge and then go in with greens and blues on the real 'working' end!
Now as if I haven't enough stitchy projects juggling above my head, I am going to try and do the (free) Milliefiori EPP QAL that's been organised by Katja Marek.
To take part, ideally you should have her book which is rather nice for us hexicolics anyway, even if you don't follow along with her 2015 QAL.
It has 52 different block patterns, made with an assortment of triangles, diamonds etc.
It is available in kindle and paperback format.
Katja has arranged for www.PaperPiecess.com to supply pre cut papers for each of the monthly 'rosettes' that will form the kaleidoscopic patterning for this piece of stitching.
However, it could be likely that we will be able to work out what needs to be cut and done when she sends out the info emails each month.
Some of the blocks from her book will be used in the making of some of the Rosettes.
Below is Rosette 1, for January, which is made up of 36 mini hexi blocks and seems to be the most onerous Rosette to make.
I have bought the pack of pre cuts for this but this picture is from the PaperPieces website itself, advertising their pre cut pack.
Although whether I can afford to send for further packs, or try and cut my own shapes for the other Rosettes, remains to be seen.
Remarkably, PaperPieces posted the pack to me on Dec 19th and it arrived on the 26th Dec!!
All credit to them for their speed in dispatching and thanks too, to whichever airline carried it airmail!
I was looking in my 'Liesels Funfecke' book by Hilde Klatt and Liesel Niesner and was struck by how similar their patchwork Mandalas are to these kaleidoscopic rosettes.
These fractal like piecing techniques have been popular for some time but its always nice to see the different permutations that people come up with.
See for instance http://www.quilterblogs.com/tag/liesels%20funfecke/
Paper Pieces themselves have several books other than Katja's that offer instructions and patterns in this richly, fussy cut style.
Okay, back to my green hexi infills : )