Here is a quick little english paper piecing project for the summer. Diane Gilleland of Crafty Pod has a free pattern on her website here. My mom was hospitalized recently and is now in rehab. I visit her every evening and now look forward to the 1-1/2 hour round trip drive and running errands for her, because I know I will get an hour to sit and stitch. In Diane’s tutorial, she uses the Robert Kaufman Kona solid pre-cut hexies. I cut my own hexies with the Accuquilt Studio Die #50282. (I just checked Accuquilt’s website to give you a link and these are no longer listed-what is up with that Accuquilt?) I also used 1-1/2″ hexie papers (#HEX150L) from Paper Pieces. The reason I love this die, is that it leaves a 3/8″ seam allowance around the paper pieces. I think a 3/8″ seam allowance works better than a 1/4.” Yes, I could just clip around the paper shape and estimate 3/8,” but I would rather not have a fabric mess at the nursing home. I just want to be able to stitch, so I prepare my fabric at home. Paper Pieces also carries a template if you want to cut your hexies with a rotary cutter. It also leaves a 3/8″ seam allowance.
I am linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday. Please check out the other blogger’s WIP Wednesday posts and leave quilt love for them.