|English Paper Pieced Quilt|
It feels like its been for months that I have mentioning my “secret sewing”. Well my Mum kindly reads every blog post that I write so I wasn’t able to mention the special gift that I was making for her. She had a big Birthday at the beginning of September and I have been making her a special quilt. I am pleased to say that it has now been gifted so I can finally write about it.
It was made using English Paper Piecing with 1.25-inch hexagons. Each flower was constructed and then sewn onto a 10-inch block. The quilt measures 40 x 50 inches and fits perfectly on the back of her sofa. It is a great size for pulling onto her lap when it gets cold.
I started this quilt in March 2017 and finished in August. This project came on a couple of holidays with me and I even did some of it on the beach.
The majority of the coloured fabrics have been saved in my stash for a couple of years since we went fabric shopping together for another project. I knew she loved them and that they went perfectly with the décor in her living room. I have been keeping them safe for the perfect project and this was it.
I am pleased to report that Mum loved it! Sorry about the slightly rubbish picture – I had to get a quick snap before gifting it and the light wasn’t great.
If you would like to have a go at English Paper Piecing why not join me at my introductory workshop in Frome on Saturday 23 September. Full details can be found here.