Saturday, November 10, 2012

Crafturday- The Elegance of the (Paper-Pieced) Hedgehog

Here's a little thing I made, a 4x6 paper pieced hedgehog. The pattern came from and their collection of cute paper piecing patterns. I embroidered a message on the back (it's a gift) and finished it with a 2 1/5 inch binding like a regular little quilt. I want to make another one now!

I've been doing a lot of sewing lately. A long time ago, I pieced blocks for a queen-sized, double Irish chain quilt. When I realized how big it was going to be, I got a little freaked out and left the blocks in a pile for a long time. I ressurected it about two weeks ago and have been piecing the blocks into rows, and the rows into sections. It is nine rows down so I've been sewing units of three rows. I'm almost done with the third section, and then I'll piece them together. At that point, I'll take a picture and show you. I still need to find border fabric and a backing. I have a queen-sized Alpaca batting for it, just waiting to be used!