This year, I have started a new hand-piecing project to take with me to my quilt group sewing sessions. It’s a pattern called Marguerite by Marg Sampson-George and contains many interlocking pieces.
Hand piecing has always been my favourite method of making quilts. I guess it’s because that’s the method I learned at my first quilt class back in the 1980s. Although we learn new skills over the years, I find we often revert to tried-and-trusted techniques. It’s a comfort, I think.
The portability of hand piecing is suited to taking along to gatherings, at least in the early stages of the work. Once a project gets too large for convenience, I finish it at home where there’s more space to spread out.
So far, I have sewn one complete block and am well into making a second one. It’s simple piecing, with patches large enough to be comfortable. Lovely.