Sunday, 4 January 2015

Here lies fascinating madness ~ and Grow Your Blog 2015 will start soon

I am hooked with yet more fabric patchwork hexagon blocks.
like I need any more hexis in my life lol
but there's always going to room for more!
Katje Murak's book The New Hexagon has 30+ small hexi block patterns and her free 2015 BOM is proving popular, with a 400+ member group on Facebook alone.

It's a joy to see the fabrics used by so many folks to make their own versions of Katje's rosettes.
It's all quite easy EPP but the fussy cutting of fabric can make me a bit crazy and as far as mirror image cutting goes, I suspect that could be beyond me - although if I find the right fabric, who knows!
All may not be lost.

Here's the central fabric I used -

and fabric 'auditioning' which always sounds so pompous to me lol

I had a bit of help cutting out today - sigh -
he really doesn't like to be ignored at times -

when his patience ran out he started grappling with templates
and fabrics and was unceremoniously turfed off the table,
not once but three times!

All too soon my 2 weeks or so off work is over and its back to the business of paid employ again this next week.
Tomorrow is my granddaughter day which can be more tiring than going to work, but is much more satisfying, despite not being paid lol

I wish you all health and happiness for this coming year and am so thrilled if any of you pop in and comment from time to time.
I try and answer all comments and know myself that although I don't always comment, I always read the blogs I follow and try and keep up with what's going on in your lives.
Blogging is such a lovely way to share ideas, interests and every day joys and often to have a proper chuckle over things.

I will be taking part in the Grow Your Blog Hop later this month
on the 25th, which is run by Vicki from the wonderful blog
There will be links to ALOT of blogs you might like to take your time and browse through and you are bound to find some that take your fancy I'm sure!


  1. i love the patterns that can be created by auditioning and fussy cutting fabrics, although i don't do much of that anymore. wishing you a healthy and magical new year.

  2. Those fabrics are beautiful. Our pets really don't like us playing with fabric instead of them :)

  3. I love your Millefiori center! That's going to be an amazing Rosette! And you have such a wonderful helper - very serious about being an involved, paws-on helper I see LOL!!!

  4. You are off to a great start! Wonder what you will settle on for the next round!

  5. Lots of patience there for that fussy cutting, your 'auditioning is going well :) What's the busy puss's name?

  6. good morning-love your work-very pretty. I am looking forward to the Grow Your Blog party too-so much fun.
    Happy New Year

  7. Gorgeous hexxie pattern! Like you, I'm not sure on fussy cutting logistics, but it certainly is effective. I'm 'in' on the Grow Your Blog Party too - it's going to be a fun time.

  8. I think you're off to a great start. I resisted at first but am about to jump in as soon as I get the book. The blocks on the FB page are beautiful.

  9. Pretty fabric and lovely work supervised by your furry helper. See you at the Grow Your Blog Party.