25 July 2013

Traditional Hand Piecing - OH NO!!!!

I am going to be spending some time in chemo and radiation over the next months plus will probably have some days of fatigue so I thought , what better than to work on a "Recovery Quilt" to pass the time and have tangible evidence of my recovery. I'm not sure how all these thoughts are popping into my mind but I believe all the positive energy and prayers of friends are acting as a conductor of wonderful thoughts. Well, one of these thoughts was to do a totally portable English Paper Pieced quilt.

 I am using my own hand dyed fabric although I am adding a bit of snow dyed fabric Nienke sent me as well. I am doing no real "design" just adding the pieces as they come to my hand. I am using 2" squares and 2" 60 degree triangles because I kind of like the way it moves.

This is a picture of the 4 piece unit and how it goes together.

Mine will be random pieces like this in my favorite colors. More about this Tuesday. It will look a bit like this (at least the random part) - not the star part


  1. Oh, my! I think I'm going to like this, and can't wait to see more! I can see the attraction... portable, meditative, low intensity. I like having something I can take with me, but alas, have not had much lately. I may have to think about giving this a try!

  2. I think that will be very meditative to work on as you go through treatment. I attempted a counted cross stitch project while going through my treatment. Not something i would recommend, chemo brain and counting are not good fits. Wishing you all the best on your treatments, stay strong!

  3. I have a little bag of hexagons I travel with as well as some stitched resist pieces I make up as I go and then plop them in dye. Mindless but very rewarding and relaxing .

    This looks like it will be beautiful. Or just find a stack of books to wander aimlessly through!

  4. Plaese send me your adress, I have a lovelly patron in hexagon for a little bag you can put around your neck

  5. This sounds like a fabulous idea. I know hand work is VERY comforting to me. It calms my mind and brings me peace. I hope it does the same for you.

  6. I love EPP! It's addictive! Your pattern is an interesting one.

  7. I posted several links to tutorials....including one that shows how to fussy cut an image that's bigger than a single piece. http://minkasstudio.blogspot.com/p/english-paper-piecing.html


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