Paper Piecing

I’ve always loved the way quilts using the Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern looked but after seeing how complicated paper piecing could be I thought I’d put it off for a while.  I got my new Clover mini-iron and wanted to start doing a few pieces so I could have a hand sewing project for nights when I didn’t want to be confined to my studio.  These I can hand sew and begin piecing together in front of the TV after the paper pieces are all ironed onto the backs and the sides ironed down.  It really is relaxing to do when it is all said and done.  Also a good way to make use of scraps.

I don’t know how fast the hand sewing portion of it will go but this isn’t something I’m in a rush to complete.  It’ll be that project on the side that will be a work in progress for a while.  I can pick it up and put it down when I want.