Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hand piecing project

I knew I would need something to sew while with the kids, so taking a leaf from Karen at Quilts, etc. I packed a zip lock bag with a hand sewing project. Now I haven't hand pieced in years but I do still know how to do it!
I had all of these rotary cut quarter circles left over from the Drunkard's Path quilt (they were the cut-outs from the not-quarter-circle pieces) in yellow and white. I just drew a line a 1/4" from the edge for my sewing line on the straight sides of the yellow quarter circles...

and sewed away using a simple running stitch. Voila!
(Ooops, voila again...anyone know why I can't delete this twice uploaded picture?)
I'm thinking I could sew whole circles and then applique them to a background...
or do something like this or just use them in the border of a not-yet-designed quilt. Lots of possibilities.
And, of course, I just have to add some baby pictures...here Mika looking very minxish
and Ella in a quiet moment (lots of her pictures came out blurry because she's always on the go!)

4 comments:

karenfae said...

glad to inspire :)
have a good visit with your family and the babies.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Coloradolady said...

Precious, Precious babies!!! You are so talented and come up with such neat ideas. Love the circles.

Enjoy your time with your family!! I know you are loving it.

Barbi, The Quilt Center said...

I was wondering when we were going to hear about the babies! They are gorgeous! I hope you're enjoying yourself.

Roslyn said...

As a mother of twins[boys] & aunt to two more sets of twins I LOVE twinnies & these are adorable, Miri.!
I need a hand project to take to Australia next month, I have some hexagons I could work on.....or not?!