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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

English China

Need a hand quilting project? Try English paper piecing. My first attempt at the technique was on a very long flight to China, hence the quilt's name, English China.

If you keep old issues of American Quilter, check for my "Portable Pastime" article, May 2009. It gives the pattern and some tips on an updated version of English paper piecing using free downloadable hexagon templates from Incompetech to print on freezer paper.


Judy Warner said...

Really beautiful, Rachel. Those colors are vibrant. Amazing that you were able to keep track of all of it while sitting in a plane.

Rachel said...

Thanks, Judy. I had a colored drawing to map out the center motif. The pastel background was really fun as it is completely random. Just grab a pastel hexagon and sew it to the next one.