I really love having a hand project for those times when you can't be sitting inside at the machine. The past week or so we've been visiting family, so I brought this quilt along to start the deconstruction process.
I'm really enjoying the process. It's nice to put my feet up, have a drink at the ready, and work out all these stitches One.at.a.time.
I'm saving all the yellow pieces to reuse later. The coloured blades show lot of wear and I don't think any of these pieces are good for anything but stuffing.
All the fabrics are cuddly soft, and I'm being very careful not to damade the yellow blade or centre fabrics as well as the white background.
As I work on each block, I'm also removing any old quilting stitches on the block. Most of the quilting has already come out on its own from use and laundering, but there are areas near the edge that are still secure.
I really hope to get a bunch more done on this quilt. I'm at the stage where I'm excited to see all the white space appearing :)
Sometimes I need a deadline to keep me motivated to complete a quilt. What better motivation than participating in a bloghop?
While the snow and cold temperatures keep you inside, why not work on projects for this year's fair? The full listing is available to download now!
This month's block used paper piecing technique, one that all three of us were familiar with and happy to assemble!
My favourite customer, Ashley asked me to make a quilt from her daughter's baby clothes. I have previously made her quilts for her sisiter-in-law, her boys and she won a school quilt!
August's quilting technique was English Paper Piecing (EPP), a method I was skeptical to try at first.