I started a new project last night, one I’ve been dying to try for ages. I’m so glad I did, I’m totally addicted already. It’s English Paper piecing… basically patchwork by hand with the use of little paper templates. I was looking for a portable craft that didn’t need an iron straight off or a lot of equipment, so I can do it on the move or in front of the TV. This fits the bill perfectly.
I’ve been collecting fat quarters for a while so I already had some lovely material to hand. I decided on a ‘flower’ to start which I’m going to make into a pin cushion, and then move onto a small quilt.
So I got to work cutting out the hexagons last night, so quick and easy, just pin a paper template on and cut around.
Then baste the edges over to secure the template and start sewing together with a tiny whip stitch. I was worried what colour thread to use as I’ve got both dark and light fabric. I went with white and it looked fine as the stitches are pretty invisible. Oops just looked through my photos and realised I didn’t take a picture of the back, but feast your eyes on these pretty fabrics instead!
An hour or so later and ta dah
I just need to remove the pins and attach to a backing piece to make my pin cushion. So happy with this, can’t wait to plan out a whole quilt!