Wednesday, October 21, 2015
A Mini Finish
My mini quilt wall is growing! Last week I added two new ones – one called "Petunia" that I will release next week as a new pattern, and this one made with the new Gooseberry Fabric (by Vanessa Goertzen for Moda). Back in September The Fat Quarter Shop did an English Paper Piecing (EPP) Sew Along on Instagram and I joined in. You can read more about the sew along here.
Most of the hand sewing (making the diamonds and stitching them together) was done while watching tv/movies in the evenings. I’m the kind of girl that always has to have a project to work on while I watch tv. I’d say for me, the trickiest bit of this mini was hand appliqueing the star to the background. But once I figured it out, it went pretty quickly!
You can still buy the EPP Sew Along Kit here (theirs uses the Meadowbloom fabric) or you can just purchase the 2” 6 Point Star paper pieces here and use fun scraps from your stash!
Sue Daley has helpful youtube tutorials about how to sew the diamonds together here. It’s really helpful to watch these if you’re a beginner (or semi-beginner like me) because she shows how to glue baste the fabric to the paper pieces and how the pieces fit together.