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Craft/ food story Developer, Writer & Photographer for Newspapers & Magazines. first Book on Quilts out March 2015 with @Interweave All images and content belong to Siobhan Rogers, if you would like to use my images please email me.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pixels, Hexies & Roses

I've been working away

I had a bit of a shock when I looked at the date of my last post! 

Time gets away sometimes - I cant even tell you what I've been doing, its a blur. 
Lots of teaching which is a good thing and lots of sorting out kids.

I'm currently attempting to finish off a pixel quilt - its for a friends Mr 2yrs. 

 I've also re-caught the hexie bug and I'm crazily planning a big single bed quilt all in hexies.... lets see how my enthusiasm and attention span goes this time... 

my Hexie table from Freedom Furniture Australia

The Pixel quilt design is emerging as I go.
I was inspired a while back by some paintings Matthew Johnson did and truth be told Pixel art is everywhere at the moment. Uppercase magazine did a nice little homage to the pixel in issue 15 (very cool Canadian magazine)

To start with I had a fat quarter pack of solids from the Fat Quarter Shop and cut it all into 2.5 inch squares. With this I used 6 X 6 - 2.5inch squares to create 1 block. I pressed all my seams open as it will be long arm machine quilted and Kim prefers the seams open, I think its sits flatter too.

I spent the afternoon messing around with the lay out - so far I have 16 blocks made. 

I think I want 4 more blocks? and maybe different colours? 

I like my single bed quilts to be big - almost double bed size. It makes it easier to make the bed and stays on wiggling sleeping children in the night.

I'll have a play around tomorrow :)

 and look at my roses!
This is the first flush for the season. They smell divine.

before I forget!

Martine from Home Industry asked me to pass on some workshop info in Sydney, If you have ever wanted to try out Furniture Upholstery or maybe need a refresher - check it out.
Looks like lots of fun.

Hope your enjoying your week & wish me luck with my Pixels and Hexies!

Xx Siobhan


Carla Fawcett said...

Such lovely hexies. All your posts are eye candy. I really like your pixel quilt. The little one should too ; )

Siobhan Rogers said...

Thanks Carla :) everything is incredibly colourful at the moment, must be a faze I'm going through!

Larissa said...

It's looking fabulous! Feel a bit guilty though - such a lot of work going into it! Thank you xxx

Siobhan Rogers said...

I hope you do like it! ;-) I'm enjoying making it Xx

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