Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Smitten Quilt - My English Paper Piecing Adventure - Part 4

Now that all my larger Hexes are finished it is time to get well and truly stuck into the smaller sized Hexes for this Smitten Quilt.

One of the questions I have been asked about my hand sewing is What type of stitch and what equipment for stitching are you using.  I am using Aurifil 50wt thread in both #2024 and #4060.  Both of these threads are the only two I am using.  I love the white and especially the grey variegated as this works well across the darker colours.  I am also using Clover needles (Appliqué Sharps size 9) - these are nice and thin and glide so well through the pieces as I go.  I am using a small Whip Stitch to create each seam.

When I went earlier this year and picked all the fabrics for this project from Amitie Textiles I did not at think about fussy cutting the Hexes so I only purchased Fat 1/16ths for this project.  Which was great as it gave me the variety I wanted in colours and prints but I wish I had of realised that fussy cutting would have suited this project so well as I would have bought some larger pieces of fabrics that would look magical having been fussy cut.  Oh well - next time.

These are all such fun to make, although I do love some more than others.

Jemima x 

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