Well, I think I may have found a bit of my quilting mojo. Last Sunday I decided that I "should" work on a quilting UFO. Let's face it, I'm quite a scatter brain at the moment ... no sense starting a new project only to get distracted ... Squirrel!
I went searching in my UFO bin and pulled out an English Paper Piecing (EPP) project I had started way back in 2016. The Project is called Star Quilt and it's from the book Modern Vintage Gifts by Helen Philipps.
I used the fabric line Sew Cherry 2 by Lori Holts. Love Retro/Vintage fabrics!
Since the stars were all sewn, it was just a question of laying it out on the design wall and get stitching.
For me, the most annoying part about hand stitched a quilt is, how do I keep my project portable while maintaining the order of the blocks? I found that numbering flower pins works. I use a permanent marker to label the pins.
I first started to use this method for machine piecing rows of blocks. The number with the arrow are the row indicators, as well as the direction I'll press the seams. The other numbers are for the blocks sequence. This method keeps me from having to walk to my design wall and grab one block at a time. I've been using this method for years and it has never failed me!
With each row in a separate bag ... I'm ready to be portable! lol
The quilt top ... so far!
Thanks for stopping by my little corner in cyberspace. I do hope you find my quilting tips helpful!
Catch you all later ... Cheers!
I like this project and you have reminded me of my own forgotten hand piecing project. It’s nice to have something that doesn’t require sitting at the machine.
The numbered flat pins are such a good idea. Glad the mojo is back.
I have a set of row numbering pins.......very handy..........this quilt is lovely and good to see it coming together........
What a great idea to use those flower head pins and mark the numbers on them -- SO much less expensive that the pins that are pre-marked -- they're painfully expensive. I started some of those stars once upon a time -- I wonder where they are ... LOL.
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