As promised in my last blog post today I am pleased to show you what I turned the FQ bundle of Sewing School fabric that Jodie sent me late last year. Jodie Carleton (from Vintage RicRac) commissioned me to make a quilt with her brand new fabric line ~ Sewing School for Ella Blue Fabrics ~ for her booth at Quilt Market in Houston last November.
The timeline was short ... however I had already made up my mind about what I wanted to do with this fabric collection: hexagons. English paper pieced hexagons. And there really isn't anything quick about English paper piecing!
I clearly recall cutting the hexagons and glue basting all of the fabric hexagons onto the papers late on a Friday evening, ready to begin hand sewing the next day. I also recall feeling a little unwell at having cut up ALL of the fabrics ... and realising that the task at hand was bigger than I had anticipated. I started whip stitching early Saturday morning, and whilst feverishly stitching away in my mind I began planning the possible alternatives ... maybe I'll turn this into a mini quilt, a pillow, table runner, bag. Stitch, stitch, stitch. Just keep stitching.
By late Sunday the quilt top was complete. If anything, I am determined to finish what I start! And by Tuesday afternoon this quilt was basted, quilted, and bound, and was making its way back to Jodie, ready to make the long journey to Houston.
Sewing School Hexagon Quilt
featuring the fabric collection Sewing School by Jodie Carleton.
Quilt measures approximately 45 inches x 51 inches.
Machine quilted and machine stitched binding.
Tools & Notions Used:
Acrylic template with a 3/8" seam allowance for cutting fabrics.
Water Soluble Basting Glue.
60wt Bottom Line thread by Superior Threads for English Paper Piecing.
Despite the short time line and my own - sometimes unreasonable - expectations (Jodie of course thought I was completely mad to be hand sewing anything) of what can be accomplished in a short period of time, I loved working on this project! And next time I will be ready to machine stitch my hexagons.
Thank you for stopping by,
Sunday Stash - Sewing School by Jodie Carleton
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