Back in March this year I travelled to Melbourne for a girls weekend! I went a few days earlier than my girlfriends to check out all my favourite Quilting and Sewing stores before they arrived. I went armed with this pattern - Smitten by Lucy Carson Kingwell to Amitie Textiles as I knew that I wanted to pick fabrics to make this quilt. About 3 hours later - I emerged with this pick of fabrics from this amazing treasure of a store.
I have sat hesitantly on this project for a while before starting. I simply could not decide if I was going to Machine Sew this Quilt or if I wanted to sew it by hand using English Paper Piecing (EPP). There are so many projects that I want to make that I thought well - Machine sewing it would be quicker but in the end I decided that taking the time to Hand sew this quilt would be well spent. And After the first few stitches. I knew I had made the right choice.
With using English Paper Piecing to create this quilt - I set about finding matching Papers. I had quite a few of the matching sized papers from my Sue Daley Paper Precuts (Sue Daley is about to release a Smitten Kit and I will keep you updated with when it is available here in Aus). I found the others I needed at Paper Pieces who have a whole kit of papers for the Quilt.
To hand sew these shapes together I am using Auriful Thread in #4060 and #2024. Clover - Black Gold Appliqué 9 Needles, a Sue Daley Glue Pen and some Clover Binding Clips to help keep the blocks together as I sew them.
I am fast becoming addicted to these blocks and I am just loving sewing these together.
I will keep you updated with more blocks as I go.