Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hand-Piecing???

I cannot believe I am going to do this, much less that I am actually quite excited about it!

I very much enjoy having something to work on in the evenings while sitting in front of the tv.  There is still a lot of embroidery left on my 'snow days' quilt, but sometimes I want something a bit different to do.  Well, wouldn't you know...along comes Erin of Why Not Sew? blog fame with her bright (read fantastic!) idea of doing a hand-piecing quilt along.  I'm in.  Like Flynn.  (OH!  Remind me to tell you about that!)

So.  I am going to do it.  We'll be doing twelve 6.5 inch blocks...one per week. 

I looked at several different fabrics that would work, and decided to use these oranges...
I'll throw in a few aquas here and there with some kind of white as background.  I have the most fun backing picked out...just wait til you see it!  {grin}


And, ohgosh, a major oops!  Three days ago, I realized I haven't yet made a quilt for my niece/godchild, Michelle!  YIKES!  Her birthday is February 21...think I can get it done by then?  I ordered some Kona solids that I need for it and will get going as soon as they arrive.  

In the meantime, I am working on a few smaller projects.  I'll show you as I get them done.

Hope you're having a good weekend!





"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."     Jeremiah 29:11

9 comments:

annie said...

Amazing colors!
You can do it, yes you can!

Lindy said...

My favorite, hand piecing!

Pokey said...

More power to ya, Jacque! I love those oranges, yumm-o!
:-}pokey

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Those orange pieces of fabric are certainly BRIGHT!!!!! BEAUTIFUL also!!!
What colors are you going to use for Michelle???
joyce

Anonymous said...

Love the colors and patterns...I've become a bit fond of oranges, never thought I would...anxious to see the finished product!
Love,
Janer

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

The only quilts I've made were hand pieced. But, I still can't cut and piece so it's straight! I used to love the pleasure of sewing the pieces together though. I can't wait to see your creations!!
Hugs,
Courtney

Dog Trot Farm said...

You certainly enjoy challenging yourself Jacque! Love, Love, Love the colors. Will this be going in your Etsy store? Looking forward to seeing your progress. Hugs, Julie.

moosecraft said...

These fabrics are gorgeous! A welcomed color for winter weary eyes... lol! Youtube has some great videos with hand piecing... the best tip I found was taking a backstitch every 3-4 stitches to keep it strong. Have fun!

Farm Girl said...

I love the color of those oranges. I think that will look wonderful, I always enjoy your projects.

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