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paper piecing week
This last week was English paper piecing week at Handstitched Class. I hemmed and hawed which fabrics to use and how to lay them out for days. I finally settled on some choices and had basted all the shapes together and arranged them to see how the Storm at Sea block would turn out.

I hated it. It seemed to be too busy with the patchwork (which I was totally digging). I also couldn't get the right mix of fabrics with what I had on hand and as much as I like a fabric store adventure, I really wanted to be sewing. 

So I put it off day after day until I ran out of days. Then I did what I should have done all along. A different block. One that I liked. That worked with what I had. (Insert palm to forehead and a big duh).

paper piecing week

I really like the simplicity of this block. I think it will look nice with the on point squares in the next round. And since I have embroidery on a linen background and plan on using linen for the large hand quilting round, I think it will be nice to also accent those corner blocks with some nice hand quilting as well.

And I even got to work on a hexie project with all the spare time this left me! (Reveal coming soon, promise!)

4 comments:

  1. Those square in square blocks work perfectly, so really good choice. And I love all the shot cottons, they make me think of gelato!

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  2. A great alternative indeed on those corner blocks. They look so pretty together - love the colours you chose for the solid patchwork squares.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely work =)

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  3. i really love what you did with this. it looks awesome. your patchwork is amazing. what a lovely piece!

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  4. This is gorgeous! I wanna see in person tomorrow! Hehe :)

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