Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Posies



Hand stitching these calming flowers into little posies of three has been my slow sewing activity over the last couple of weeks. This seems to be the best next step as I steadily work towards a one-day finish on my Fresh Fields quilt.



Today I cut some more fabric hexagons, enjoying having all steps of construction underway at the same time, adding some fabrics which have been released since I began this English Paper Piecing project over two years ago.

'Macaroons' June 2015

'Layer Cake' June 2015

Gutermann Extra Fine polyester thread, my preference for EPP hand stitching

'Cupcake' Pincushion, June 2015

Last month's Summery flowers - small portable sewing



There is no hurry. This makes for very pleasant sewing during the heat of our long summer/autumn. 



24 comments:

Fun60 said...

I find doing something by hand whether it be knitting or sewing has a calming effect on body and soul. Unfortunately the outcome of my work does not resemble anything like your beautiful pieces.

Liz said...

Your colours are gorgeous! Is this perhaps a very large quilt destined to end up on your own bed?

Julie said...

this is going to be such a beautiful quilt. Are you using organic cotton fabrics in this?

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Thank you Julie. I began this quilt before I was fully aware of organic fabrics, yet I have included some recent organic fabrics which fit the cool colour scheme. There is not the same diverse variety of organic fabrics to choose from (yet).

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Thank you Liz! I think it will be a lap quilt, cot quilt or similar, a very special one.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What soft, lovely colors. I look forward to seeing how you put it all together.

I enjoy making things by hand too, it is calming and therapeutic for me.

Happy stitching ~ FlowerLady

dq said...

Hexi quilts are so gorgeous, but I don't enjoy the hand work on them. Don't get me wrong, I love to do hand applique' and bindings, but for some reasons I don't love the hexies. Perhaps I am doing it wrong.

Mary Col said...

I love the way you cut your hexagons... so organized!!

Giga said...

I admire you for your patience. The work, however, make you pleasure, so rest and necks. Regards.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Hi dq, there are so many different sewing techniques and crafts, I guess we each find the ones we find most appealing and enjoyable to ourselves. There are several different ways to sew hexies as well as various basting techniques.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Thank you Mary - it is a very time efficient way to cut multiple, exact hexies.

Dirk Rosin said...

liker dine talenter :-)

Michelle said...

I cannot fathom the amount of time and patience that it takes to create your quilts. Such perfection!

flowersandhome said...

Your paperpieced flowers are so pretty Karen, I love the fresh pastel colours. I can imagine this is ideal for sewing on hot days. We didn't have these for a long time now. I can't wait for sunny and warm days to arrive here.

the momma said...

gorgeous!!!! I love how my EPP project (which has remained untouched for quite some time) holds so many memories (over 100 fabrics and at least 90% are scraps) but yours is so peaceful and calming, I may need to consider a narrower color scheme (besides 'every color but purple' ;-) for my next one.

Filip and Kristel said...

This is impressive tower building.

Greetings,
Filip

Susan said...

Very pretty. Even the colours look cool and refreshing in this weather. I love having a project like this on the side, comforting and easy sewing.

Lisa Gordon said...

Karen, these are just beautiful!
I love the bright and cheerful colors.

Kirsten said...

Your hexie flowers are so pretty - a very clever way of cutting the hexagons too!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Very pretty and so precise too. Someday I'll try some EPP hexies.

Budi Mulyono said...

Seen from the picture that you like it so much . I am pleased with the color you choose, so fresh and refreshing eye .

Carla said...

Well didn't those photos make me want to fall into the screen! So luscious and fresh.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Beautiful pastel fabrics.

diane b said...

Love the fresh cooling colours. You have made sooooo many.

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