Monday, June 15, 2020

Low Volume and Hand Pieced - Perfect Summer Sewing

I have finally found myself a fun hand piecing project (now that I finished the Book Club quilt several months ago.)

I've been saving up low volume fabric for awhile and they are perfect to use with a set of solid 2 1/2 '' squares.  Not sure if I'll be setting this on point (left below) or regular set (right below).

The block is just the right blend of easy (lots of straight seams) with a tiny challenge of partial seams since everything is sew together in steps.

I start by sewing a set of 4 irregular or stretched hexagons around the center square.  I have the wrong side of the square facing up which makes it easy to not break thread as each of the 4 irregular or stretched hexagons are attached.

My goal is to make a set of 4 smaller blocks and then join them together before starting on the next set of smaller blocks.   Things will get a bit more complicated as I join blocks together but I think it will be a fun challenge.

Do you have a summer stitching project?

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. this is a really pretty pattern for hand piecing...what kind of templates are you using...papers like for hexagons???
    Hugs from afar, julierose

  2. Great use for the low volumes and bright colors. I looks like a fun and enjoyable puzzle to put together.

  3. That's a cute pattern. Happy stitching.

  4. You do have a good collection of low volumes for your scrappy project. And, looks like you have quite the system going on for sewing efficiently!


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