Friday, April 16, 2021

Slow Summer Stitch Project Update

Last August, I buried packed away with care my Summer 2020 Hand Piecing project.  In a sewing studio clean up I found it again!  After a bit of pressing, I laid it out on the floor to see where I was in the process.  

The assembly process involves bringing blocks together in groups of 4 and then joining those into a group of 16 blocks.  There are lots of partial seams here which are much easier to do by hand than by machine.  Assessing where I am, I've decided to make two more 4 block units (already prepped) sew these 16 block units together and then (perhaps) use the other blocks I have to add a row to one end.

Read more about the project here.

To give me a bit of incentive to finish my quilt top, I am going to join the 100 Day Summer Sew-Along which is all about hand sewing!  Grab your favorite project and join in!

The sew along is hosted by Jenn from Sew Fine thread gloss and begins on June 1.

Kristin and I are sponsoring the event and will be offering our hand piecing patterns as one of the prizes.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Oooh, I remember this one! I look forward to seeing it come together.

  2. That will definitely be a fun project to stitch on as the days get warmer.

  3. Now this is my kind of hand-piecing! Love doing the sort of hand piecing that's challenging to do by machine, like partial seams/Y-seams, but is utter precision when done by hand. Perfect! This is a lovely pieced design and I'm glad you chose it for your 100 days.


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