Enter the Jen Kingwell quilt along. I heard Jen on a podcast and she talked about hand piecing her blocks. It was one way to bring her piecing to family gatherings. I decided that I would try hand piecing the center block of Midnight. Each large triangle is composed of 16 smaller triangles. I began by cutting freezer paper but quickly realized this was going to bog me down. So, I pulled out my sheet of templete acrylic and made a template - first one in a very long time. I traced around the template on the back of each fabric and then rotary cut the 1/4" seam. Then I took my triangles downstairs and stitched away as we watched evening TV. I only did one triangle but I think it went well. I hand stitched each row and then machine stitched the rows together, a nice compromise. Now I just need to get 48 little triangles marked and cut and I am on my way. I know that Jessica has been stitching on this block. Any other Kingwell Quilt alongers started yet?
And be sure to visit Kathy to see what others are slowly stitching today.