Sunday, December 15, 2019

The Hexagon Project: Blocks 27-29

Slow and steady. I’ve hand sewn three more English paper piecing hexagon flower blocks for my Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt.

English paper piecing hexagon flower blocks 27, 28, and 29 lined up on a white background.

I’ve noticed that my most recent flower blocks aren’t as flat as my earlier blocks, even after being pressed. I’m not sure of the cause — it may be differences in how I cut the hexie templates, in where I’m sewing the stitches, in the tightness of the stitches, ... or in something else entirely.

It’s nothing that won’t quilt out later, but I’m paying closer attention to how I sew the stitches in my current block in hopes that I’m able to pick up on something.

EPP hexies in multiple colors overlapping on a white background.

Speaking of cutting templates, it’s almost that time again. I’m looking forward to laying out all of my blocks first; I may have enough to start sewing them into a quilt. I’d still need to cut more hexagon templates for the sashing blocks, but it would add an element of excitement to the chore of cutting the card stock if I knew I was about to move on to the next step in this process.

In the meantime, I’ll keep moving forward — slow and steady, stitch by stitch.

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