My fascination with patchwork quilts started back in my high school days long before I had fabric scraps to work with. It was an expensive experiment of collecting supplies that never really yielded an actual quilt. I kept my quilting supplies, even the ugly fabric for 14 years in a box until now. I even have the tattered Quilter’s Almanac special edition published in 2000 that fueled my quilt dreams.
Now, my working woman’s shirt quilt top showed me that it takes more than a sewing a straight line to make quilt pieces fit together correctly. Luckily, a friend taught me a new way to make it work. Paper piecing! It makes it possible to use up little fabric odds and ends and sew a quilt together little by little on-the-go. Plus it’s super easy and precise.
My first paper piecing experiment is with hexagons. I’m loving it. It’s basically made up of left over fabric scraps. Even some of the fabric from my first quilting attempt back in 2000. This has got to be the most precise thing I’ve ever made. I can’t wait to start incorporating this technique into other projects.