Wednesday, March 18, 2009

English Piecing

English Piecing

Having never done English Piecing before, I am delighted to say that I am thoroughly enjoying this new experience. The craft is ideal for picking up when only a few minutes is available for sewing or carting around in a caravan to sit and relax in the outdoors. I have to admit that the outdoors is the ideal light because I do like to use tiny hand stitches, which can be hard on the eyes without good light.

English Piecing - close up

If you have the Patchwork & Stitching Vol 9 No 4, you will see the quilt that I am making on page 24. I am not copying the colours nor are the values exactly the same. So far I am happy with the results considering I am using some material that I have had here for some time and adding to it as the project progresses. It would have been so much easier if I had planned ahead of time, but hey I am a learner and learning from my mistakes!

Cheers,

8 comments:

Tozz said...

Sue I love the colours you have done so far. I too love doing hexagons and the paper peicing like you say is fantastic to take with you for easy sewing. I look forward to your finished quilt. :)

Margarita said...

It looks lovely Sue, I am not exactly sure what English piecing is, do you have paper inside the fabric?

miss~nance said...

One day I will give a hexagon quilt a shot. Have treid english peiceing and don't mind it at all.

Gail

clare said...

How beautiful , well done .
clares craftroom

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful work and the colors are gorgeous.

em's scrapbag said...

Your work is beautiful! I have always wanted to do a hexagon quilt. There is a dear lady in my quilt guild that does awesome work this way. She will show me I just need to find time.

creativetreasures said...

I look forward to the quilt finished as well Vicki...so many things I want to do!

Margarita, yes the fabric is tacked to the paper then removed once the pieces are sewn together.

Gail I have jumped into the deep end when perhaps I should have done a small project first.

Clare and Needled Mom, thanks for your positive comments.

Em it is very easy to do.....and so relaxing.

Karen said...

Looking good!