I can honestly say that I love handwork. I love hand binding quilts. I’ve done a little bit of English Paper Piecing (EPP), but only a few blocks. I don’t think that doing EPP on a deadline would be a great idea for me, but having this one hexie EPP block in the Old School Block of the Month was a nice project to work on for a week.
That said, when it came time to stitch the hexies to the background, I opted to machine applique (top stitch) them in place. After removing all the papers, I took my time to iron all the seams on the back of the hexies back down nice and flat. Then I carefully pinned the hexies to the background to mitigate any shifting that might occur while I topstitched.
I guess I’ll be diving right in to make the block just shared on Saturday by Kerry Goulder from Kid Giddy. Might as well get fully caught up since I have all the fabrics and blocks out and about right now.
2021 Old School Block of the Month
January 12, 2021 – Kim Lapacek (Persimon Dreams)
February 12, 2021 – Nancy Scott (Masterpiece Quilting)
March 12, 2021 – Quilt Jane
April 12, 2021 – Missie Carpenter (Traditional Primitives)
May 12, 2021 – Natalie Santini (Sew Hungry Hippie)
June 12, 2021 – Kerry Goulder (Kid Giddy)
July 12, 2021 – GoGo Kim
August 12, 2021 – Lee Chappell Monroe (May Chappell)
September 12, 2021 – Yvonne Fuchs (Quilting Jetgirl)
October 12, 2021 – Pat Sloan
November 12, 2021 – Katy Cameron (The Littlest Thistle)
December 12, 2021 – Sherri Falls (This and That Patterns)