koi no yokan #2

This quilt was started at the beginning of October last year. It was meant to be a summer quilt as the colours are light and lovely .

The central part of this block are Hexies … hand sewn with English Paper Piecing. I love making hexies & it was one of the very first things I ever did when I started quilting last year in March. It was the first thing that gave me confidence to try my hand at other blocks and work with jelly rolls & charm packs & my love has not waned at all.

The only thing that holds me back is the pain I get in my fingers and hands as my RA is not the biggest fan of hand sewing. I have worked on and off with these hexies and I’m definite it will be something I will take with me when we are allowed to travel again as the paper pieces are small and the scraps are easy to carry.

Once our little Motor Home is ready and we can travel around Australia again I’ll buy a small sewing machine to travel with. There’s lots of things I can do without on a day to day basis … however NOT sewing once a day at least is not something I can do without 😃

Anyway I’ve decided to border it and will do all the quilting in blocks otherwise it will be too heavy & too cumbersome to work with.

It reminds me of a jigsaw puzzle 🧩😍