Sunday, January 22, 2017


First there was one
Then there were two

These big hexegon blocks were inspired by my Christmas  present to myself. It arrived on the 23rd of December but I was too busy

making a hobby horse which I completed on Christmas morning.

Late in the afternoon on Boxing Day  I opened the package containing

Margaret Sampson George's book "Take an Element ".  I have been engrosed, enchanted and energised by this book.

Marg SampsonGeorge 's quilts are a joyful mix of antique quilts and a contemporary pallet. Every page has beautiful photos and intriguing ideas. Every time I look through this book something new emerges.

Initially my response was
" yes" lots of color and pop but I don't have all thoes new fabrics and she often uses only a small amount. My stash is not made up of young designers fabrics. But the visual feast and the guidance through her personal approach kept encouraging me.

Every time I looked I see pieces of fabric that I still have a scrap of or had at some point and I am encouraged to read and think about a new approach. Marg Sampson gives technical information on how to incorporate your own quirky playful images. Surprises!!!!

The big epp hexies are for my version of Little Miss April.

Stay tuned  there will be more hexies to come.


Vireya said...

I haven't seen that book, but your comments and hexies are intriguing. I shall have to keep an eye out for it.

Love the hobby-horse!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What fun!! Those hexies are the begginning of a beautiful journey. I still haven't seen a copy of that book, after your glowing review I think i need to buy a copy. I love your horse. I love that you make such a variety of different things.