Look what Linda made for her neice, Magen!
Linda rediscovered the joy of English paper piecing and has been going to town with hexagons. She made the flowers and then appliqued them to the quilt. I've just put the pattern up on the web site. Click here for more information about the quilt and the pattern.
It's always interesting to write instructions for a technique that I haven't written about before. Linda gave me the tips that she had come up with as she worked on this quilt. I combined that with what I know from my own English paper piecing. Steve took the photos to illustrate the techniques… all of that went into this new pattern. Here's one of the how-to photos:
I really love digital technology! Imagine, 10 years ago it would have taken a lot more time and money (and printing, warehousing, and shipping) to get this pattern from us to you. It's amazing when you think about it. (FYI – I'll probably upload a movie showing how to English paper piece in the near-ish future.)
I'll send a newsletter soon announcing this pattern, and new fabric that isn't online yet, and there is one more pattern to get up… but before then I thought I'd share Magen's Flower Garden with you.
Linda and Becky,
Love the quilt! I am sure Magen will also.
Gorgeous quilt. I want to make one for my granddaughter!! I will be ordering the pattern. Thanks always for your great blog and inspiration to think outside the box.
I have used some of the tricks you showed in the applique video on my English paper piecing and the stitches do not show as much. Nope – I don’t concern myself with the color of the tread…. so will be watching for the EPP video.
What a wonderful quilt Linda has made for Magen. I really like it as I’ve always wanted to make a hexagon quilt. It’s just that a grandmother’s flower garden always seemed so daunting with so many hexagons. But this pattern looks doable as it is not so many. Also love the fabric she used as the background. At first I thought it was applique. Look forward to getting the pattern.
I think I’ll take the flower garden quilt I started for my daughter before she was born, she’s 7 today, and applique it to a beautiful background fabric! It’s to big not to finish, but too small to be a baby quilt!!
I’ll save it for her for when she has a baby someday!!