Monday, February 11, 2019

Hand Pieced Quilt Along: Block 1

When I first started quilting in the mid-to-late 1990s, I tried some hand piecing. I was working at a summer camp and thought it would be a way I could keep sewing.  I didn't like it and only pieced a few blocks.

When Patty at Elm Street Quilts announced that she would be co-hosting a Quilt Along focused on trying hand piecing, I thought it would be a good time to try again.  And though I'm a few weeks behind, here is my first block:


This is the simplest of the nine blocks for this quilt along.  The piecing went faster than I expected.  I'm using a fat eight bundle of Blueberry Park that was one of the Black Friday deals at Fat Quarter Shop last November.  I didn't have a plan for it at the time, but I think the variety of bright colors will be lovely in this small sampler.


I am going to cut the pieces for blocks two, three, and four today.  Told you I was behind!


7 comments:

  1. Block looks great! Thanks for linking up with the Hand Pieced QAL! Love the fabric.

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  2. This looks like so much fun! You have me tempted to give this a try.

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  3. Very pretty! I did hand stitching years ago, no desire to pick it up again. Looking forward to following your adventures in handwork.

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  4. I've done my share of hand piecing. It's best point is that it is so portable!!! Your block is super cute. I like your new avatar, too--a very happy look!

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  5. Nice block and fun fabrics too!

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  6. This post is absolutely brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing!

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