Best laid plans....I was all ready to leave for my day of quilting. One last check in my bag and I realized I screwed up. The fabric I bought for the base of my string piecing was ivory, not white! A quick check confirmed my worst fear, my white strips looked dull when placed on top of the beige. I didn't want to spend my day just eating and talking so I needed to think fast. I remembered an English paper piecing kit I had been given a couple of years ago, so i grabbed it, a pair of scissors and thread and I was off and running.
|Pin paper to fabric, rough cut 1/4"seam allowance.|
|Fold fabric over paper and baste.|
|Align 2 pieces and whip stitch edges together.|
|Couldn't resist laying out a few pieces to see what it will look like.|
I received a little surprise gift on Saturday too.
A whole bag of buttons and a CD of Van Morrison! I was thrilled.
|Buttons! Buttons! AND MORE BUTTONS!|
My dearest friend is having a rough time going through chemotherapy and I've been searching for something she could do on her treatments days in the hospital or when her energy level is low. I showed the paper piecing technique to her and she loves it! Now we have never done anything quilt related (except I've talked her ear off about projects, fabrics, etc.) as she is not a sewer or quilter. But last night all that changed. We picked some fabrics from my stash for her to make a pillow out of hexagons. The rest of the evening was spent sewing together. A day that started out in a panic ended up being a perfect day and night!