Category Archives: Hand piecing

Design Wall Monday ~ Dutch Hexies Again

I have my quilt top taken apart and have been playing with some lay outs. I have another trip coming up and I’d like to take this along to work on. I’m not loving any of these so I will … Continue reading

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Slow Unstitching Sunday

Nope, not a typo. I’m taking this apart. This has been a UFO for decades! I bought the fabric in Amsterdam in 1999. I thought I had a great idea and put it together as you can see in this … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Vintage Bowties

I signed up for a doll quilt swap on Instagram hosted by @tossedbutnotsunk aka Jenny B. I found out about the swap while I was piecing these blocks in December and decided if this little quilt turned out well, that … Continue reading

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Hand Piecing

Someone asked about hand piecing my bow tie blocks. I thought I would share a quick tutorial on how I do it. First, I cut my pieces and mark the seam allowances on the back. The template I use has … Continue reading

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Hand Piecing

Since I’m traveling this month, I wanted to get a hand piecing kit together. First, I purchased this smaller scrapbook plastic case for my supplies. I use the bigger versions of this for project boxes, they hold up to 12 … Continue reading

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Vintage Bow Ties

I’ll be doing some traveling next month, so I’ve been on the lookout for a hand project to take. Once again, I pulled out these vintage bow tie blocks. Some are sewn into strips already. There is a total of … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Hexie Quilt

It’s done! I started piecing this top back in 2013. It is mostly hand pieced, but I did machine sew a few seams. It isn’t a true charm quilt as there are repeated fabrics. Here’s a look at the backing … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday ~ Casket Patches

I decided not to bring the vintage quilt top for hand quilting after all. And here is the reason: I realized It would be rare when I didn’t have a dog on my lap so it was unlikely that I … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday

This was the only project I took with me during our travels last weekend. That way, I  HAD to work on it! I still don’t really enjoy English paper piecing. The good news is, I am nearing the finish line! … Continue reading

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English Paper Piecing Project

Say that three times fast! I know, I said after Brinton Hall that I wouldn’t do any more EPP. I didn’t enjoy it that much, even though I loved the results. But somewhere on our travels last summer, those Honeycomb … Continue reading

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