New Project

As if I didn’t have enough things going on around here (new roof, new siding, new windows, etc.) I decided to start two new quilts just for me.  I have a bunch of red, cream, and brown charm packs sitting around  so I started a HST quilt with these colors.  I will need 600 of them as they finish at 4 inches.  So far I have 50 done.  I am hand piecing these at night. The past couple of nights were very productive; I got 60 HST made. Just need to press and trim.

I know I can get these done faster by machine but there is a reason behind me hand piecing these, it gives me practice for hand quilting. Those tiny stitches I use when running the seam is so similar to hand quilting. I like my results so far; the stitches look fairly consistent and are getting smaller. By the time I have 600 of these done, the stitches should be even and small.image

Next hand work at night project is an English Paper Piecing (EEP) one. I found a large stack of 10″ x 22″ tone on tone cream pieces in my cabinet. I don’t remember what they were for anymore so I decided to start a hexagon quilt for myself. This one will need 672 two inch hexagons and a little over 100 half hexagons for the edges. Since starting mid week I have made 100 of the hexagons.
I have 50 more paper pieces to do today and then I have to wait for the mailman for my order to arrive. It will give me time to get my squares cut for the next round of hexies.

Just finished the pattern for Late Summer Friends wall hanging. Love how this turned out. image

Here’s a photo after the sewing on the binding. Yes, I use a lot of clips. This is what works for me. A Facebook friend said it best, “it trains the fabric to fold back before stitching.” It really does.
Busy weekend ahead, getting June’s Jacobean Bouquet BOM ready to ship on Monday, finalizing the drawing on another fall design, startig work on a winter wall hanging and table runner. Lots of new projects in the works. What’s everyone up to?


8 thoughts on “New Project

  1. I’m exhausted just reading everything you’re doing…LOL I’m headed out on a quilting cruise today. Oasis of the Seas. Looking forward to a week of fun, sewing and laughter!!

    Sent from my iPad


  2. Haha. I stay busy. Haven’t made anything for myself in a long time so I thought a couple of slow going projects would work well in between my designs. Who are the teachers on your cruise? Have a blast. Let me know when you’re back up here so we can do breakfast!

  3. Hi Jo,
    You need to sleep sometime. Have a baby quilt to finish for next week.
    Doing a red and white hand quilting. And a hot pink log cabin to sew rows togher.
    Starting boutique items for the show.Pat A

  4. I love your new wall hanging, I’m just getting started in doing some wool applique and would love to try something like your wall hanging. I don’t quilt, so is the quilting around the design done by hand?

  5. I almost quit quilting after taking an EPP class. So it’s slab quilts for me or applique😊I am always amazed at how many people can do complicated piecing.

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