Well I finally caved to the pressure. I am beginning the epic journey of hand piecing a quilt. I finally gave in when I saw this quilt (you will need to scroll to the bottom of the post) from Simply Libby’s blog. It is gorgeous!! I always wanted to make a traditional Grandma’s Garden quilt but this quilt was even more stunning to me.
Here is how far I am….
It is definitely a humble beginning….
One of the reasons I didn’t start one sooner is because I couldn’t decide on the best method. I tried freezer paper and the small cardboard hexagons…I like the freezer paper method best.
I started sewing hexagons on the plane to Florida and have been slowly working on it. It is was great project to take on the plane as it fit in a ziplock bag and I didn’t need a scissor.
So far this is my husband’s favorite quilt project….I can still sit in the living room and watch a movie with him while I sew… plus it takes so long to sew a block by hand that he thinks I won’t be at the quilt shop quite so often.
My goal is to have the quilt done in 10 years….I am marking the beginning with these six flowers. We have a couple day trip plans over the next two weeks so hopefully I will be able to get a few more hexagons sewn together. I’ll keep you posted on this incredibly SLOW, relaxing process.