This quilt along commenced in January 2015 and will wind up in January 2016. Each month a rosette is released with a little poem written by Katja Marek. The rosettes are based on the book by Katja Marek – The New Hexagon: 52 Blocks to English Paper Piece. Some of the blocks are identical to the ones in the book others have had their lines removed to add diversity.
Katja releases a poem and instructions for each rosette and then a pack of the papers become available.
In total there are 246 hexagon blocks. I am counting pieces used but that is a number that I can only tell you at the end.
The finished quilt will measure 78″ x 78″. There are 15 full and partial rosettes to make up the quilt.
The colours I am using are a selection of blues, greys, yellows, pinks and greys. I have worked them all out at the beginning on a copy of the layout. I started a month late because I was unsure if it was something I wanted to do – but it has been my main project this year. This month I have finished rosette 9. See my collection so far below
Rosette 5 & 6
Rosette 7 & 9
I plan to start sewing them together this month, if I have enough time left at the end of my days.
I am following this facebook group for ideas and support
Instructions for the QAL can be found at
Have you ever participated in a quilt along?