Summer Stitching




I have been making slow progress on my english paper piecing quilt, but I don’t mind. I started this quilt in 2009 and expect to finish it by 2016. Meanwhile it is nice to carry around outside and stitch a little here and there. Now I just need Katie to come and hang out so we can work on our quilts, watch Pushing Daisies,and eat angel food cake.

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8 Responses to Summer Stitching

  1. Alessandra says:

    My great-grandmother made me promise (on her death bed, so no guilt there) to finish her quilts for her, and this flower pattern was the first one I did. I was too scared to cut any of her pieces in half and I was too lazy to create new blooms, so I didn’t have a flat edge, but I finished it in a sort of scallop. I’d be interested in knowing how you are gonna do your edges….since (moan) there is another box of blooms in a box upstairs.

  2. rae says:

    it is going to be awesome when you are done! i keep wanting to start a quilt but am worried that it will take forever. and i guess that doesn’t really matter at all!

  3. Alessandra- I too was going to finish the edge with a scallop, but I am still not 100% sure. My friend Katie is making a quilt too and she started just folding under the ones that stick out so they are halves. You could always save the ones you cut in half and sew those into a matching pillow? But I think scalloped would work too!

  4. Rae- aw thanks so much! It definitely is a labor of love, but I think all hand sewn quilts have to be. I want to make a paper pieced machine sewn quilt in the mean time since that would go much faster!

  5. Rachel says:

    That looks like so much fun.

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  6. robbie says:

    i wanna make a pair of hexagon shorts. i should really get to it, eh?

  7. Robbie! What! Do it! I want to see these shorts!