Just when I told you I am not rational with my work, I found something else to keep me busy. I started playing with hexagons and I can’t stop! As you already know, it’s addictive !
Some of you know I don’t like at all sewing by hand.
The idea of making a Grandmother Flower Garden quilt is the only thing that could convince me to give English paper piecing a try. In fact, I think I can’t call myself a quilter if I don’t have such a project under my belt. Most of you already made such a project, I am sure.
So here is my first try- 1 inch hexagons.
My friend Teodora told me to cut the fabric in squares instead of hexagons (a small waste of fabric but I gain time). I pressed them a little to help the seam allowances staying in place. Then I adjusted the size of the seam allowances.
And here is my first flower. I think I have to be more careful with whipstitching because the stitches are visible on the front. Or is this normal ?
Do you use a stronger (thicker) thread than the one you use for piecing ?
This one is a miniature!