Friday, January 25, 2019

Hand Piecing Quilt Along

Do you know that a hand piecing quilt along has just started? Click here to find the introductory information.
gathering tools and fabrics to stitch block #1
I learned to do hand piecing early in my quilting experience and loved it. You can see my first hand pieced and hand quilted project here. It's a delight to have a new hand piecing project to enjoy! 

I am using 2 Moda charm packs called "hello luscious" which have been sitting around here for a long time waiting for just the right project. And this is it!
I have some green yardage and some light neutral on standby if needed.

I hand pieced the entire first block while waiting in the lobby of a hotel for my parents to return from a bus trip. It was the most relaxing way to wait for the bus that was carrying my loved ones on a long journey in a snow storm. I didn't even notice how worried I was that the bus was more than an hour late because I was distracted in the best kind of way!

I fussy cut the teal fabrics and am very pleased with how my first block turned out. The tutorial video for block #1 is here and if you are new to hand piecing, I recommend watching it to learn all the tips and techniques.
I'm linking up to the block #1 link party

Hop over to see the other hand piecing delights and hopefully you will be tempted to join in... not only for the relaxing fun of hand piecing, but also there are lots of prizes to be won. This week you can win a gift certificate to the Fat Quarter shop by posting a photo of your first block. 
Who can resist all this wonderfulness?!?! Thanks to Patty and Kristin for creating this opportunity for us! 


  1. Very nice! So glad it helped to relax you while waiting for your parents. Waiting on travellers during snow storms and bad roads is not fun. Glad they got there safely.

  2. So pretty. Hand work is a great way to pass the time while waiting and it helps to keep you calm when you are worried. Great block!

  3. Beautiful block! I did some hand stitching when I first started, but I much prefer the sewing machine for piecing. Enjoy your new slow stitching project.

  4. pretty block! and I do agree with you hand piecing is relaxing

  5. Love your block, and choice of fabrics! I'm loving the QAL, but might have to make more blocks because I can't wait for the next week's reveal.

  6. Pretty charm pack! Your blocks look perfect.

  7. I looked at that project, but found that I don't like/want to hand piece squares. Maybe I shoould consentrate on finishing hand quilting my La Passion?

  8. Great block - thanks for joining the Hand Pieced QAL link-up!