This quilt top has been a long time coming - a year to be exact! I've learned so much and I have to thank Craftsy for sponsoring a year long Block of the Month. Amy at Stitchery Dickory Dock provided me with a visual and printable handouts to be able to go at my own pace and learn new techniques that I've never even thought of doing before.
The one thing I definitely learned is I will not be making anything that has to do with hexagons! I hated the hand sewing to make the hexi's and the attachment of them on the block. Hand sewing is just not my thing!
I also learned on the curved piecing that I do need to use spray starch on one of the pieces. This picture is actually my second block of the same thing. The first one was so crooked and out of shape it was quite embarrassing. By starching the curved piece and keeping the top piece flexible I was able to handle the curves much better and get an accurate measurement.
I've said it before and I think I'll say it again - I LOVE PAPER PIECING! My blocks come out accurate and just putting the pieces together make me happy! This is by far my favorite block!
I signed up to for Shanna's "A Lovely Year of Finishes" at the beginning of January with having to complete 14 blocks. This was a lot of work to finish and luckily it's a "snow day" today so I was able to finish it up this morning. I still want to add more to the top and sides to make it bigger but for now we're calling this a finished top.
Time to think about what I want to finish for the February links - something much smaller will more than likely be on my agenda. I've also been encouraged by my blog friend Fiona from Celtic Thistle Stitches to link up to her blog. Every month she is encouraging blogs to link up their post on something that they've done new to them. If you've done something that is new to you - go link up!
Have a Great Day!