Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tiny Tuesday #32

#32 Arrowhead Star

Ta Da! A completely hand pieced block...made by ME! Yup, I am pretty proud of myself and am having fun with the hand quilting and hand sewing that I challenged myself to this year. So far, applique, a hand pieced quilt block and a little quilt square hand quilted. Not too shabby if I do say so myself.

I was able to make a quick template of a manila folder and cut the pieces out on Friday. I started sewing it on Friday afternoon and finished it off on Saturday afternoon. It does take a bit of prep time with the drawing, adding the 1/4 inch around each one and cutting them all out but it was a fun little block to put together. I do think I need to iron as I go next time as it was a bit of a bear to iron down after. It does measure 5 inch unfinished so I did pretty good!

The next two have the fabrics all pulled and are ready to sew.


Ellen said...

Lovely, hand-piecing does take extra prep and extra time but it is soooo worth it! Congratulations!!

scraphappy said...

Great progress on the hand piecing front! Everything gets better with practice. I have been surprised at how much I have enjoyed hand sewing, though the prep work is a bit slow. Looks like you are all set for the next few blocks as well. I love the spider web block, it is so intricate looking when it is put together.