Here is a quilt that I actually made a few years ago. It was my first play with English paper piecing. I used chalky small patterned colors, then hand quilted it. I loved it when I started it, and I loved it when I completed it. This is not always the case with me. Sometimes I decide halfway through that I wished I had done something different.
English paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques. One of the best things about it is that I can sit cross legged on the sofa with a glass or red wine.
But the other cool thing is that the project travels great in my purse, at least until it all gets assembled and ready to quilt. It can come to kids gymnastics lessons. It can travel on vacation. It stitches up on airplanes and in the passenger seat of the car when we go on trips. This quilt was made it to Mexico City, Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende and a bunch of other places in Mexico. Later that same summer it went to Norway with me but these days it hangs over my daughter Maya’s dresser.
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