Inspired by this week's hand sewing, I have dug out my little paper-pieced hexagon project.
I love paper-piecing. My first (and favourite) quilt was made from big paper-pieced hexagons. I sleep under it every night & somehow it means more to me because it was hand-sewn. It was a sewing marathon no less, and there's love in every stitch. I really must make a label for it soon.
After finishing this quilt I felt rather lost and decided to plan another hexagon project that could take me some time. . .
Every time I buy a piece of new fabric I cut a piece, or sometimes two, for this hexagon quilt. So it's kind of like a fabric-stash memory quilt.
I haven't worked on the project since Christmas & was a little startled to discover how many hexies from new fabric acquisitions there was to be cut!
These ones below are the hexies I started sewing together at Christmas (set off a treat by my new table cloth).
I was working on Friday during the Royal Wedding (it was so quiet out there on the streets!), but I did record it to watch in the evening. I enjoyed checking out all the hats & frocks. I also loved the trees that lined the aisle of Westminster Abbey, - great symbolism in the choices of our native Hornbeam and Field Maple. I also love that the trees are to be planted in the gardens at Highgrove at a later date, to outlive all of us.