I am so into English paper piecing!
Here’s what I’ve done so far.
Plus I’ve prepped the pieces for 3 or 4 more, which involves cutting out the hexagons or half-hexagons and gluing them to the paper templates.
It’s fun going through my bin of floral fabrics, and picking out complementary pairs. Sometimes, there’s not enough to make a whole rosette. So then I will just make a half rosette, because I will need some of those too.
I keep my thread, snips, and the pieces I’m currently sewing together in the kitchen. It’s so convenient to work on them while my husband makes dinner, or while I’m waiting for him to text me that he’s on the bus and it’s time for me to drive over to pick him up at the transit center.
I’ve also been working on them while binge-watching episodes, starting from the beginning, of “How I Met Your Mother” or the current season of “Grace and Frankie” on my iPad.
Last week, I had a couple days off in a row, and it was very rainy, and I didn’t have any freelance work to otherwise occupy my time, and I might have overdone it. Since then, my left index finger has been a little twingy from gripping the pieces.
To help remedy the problem, I’ve been wearing on my left thumb and index finger these little finger splints that I purchased in 2014, originally to wear when I hand-quilt.