Honeycombs, actually, to be more exact. I've been working on a little English paper piecing project over the last week or so, without any real plans, just to have some fun and use one of my favorite fabric lines ever, It's a Hoot by MoMo. I've got some scraps and a charm pack, so I expect that I'll wind up with a pillow or perhaps a mini-quilt when all is said and done.
I'm using 3/4" sized honeycombs from the lovely folks at Paper Pieces and plan to sew them together into a shape like this, which I first spotted on Flickr by Emily of Sew With a View. I love the concept, and definitely plan to applique them to a background, but I want to stick some squares and a rectangle of another fabric in the center first, just need to get some more papers and decide on an awesome fabric to use for the centers.
This is the perfect kind of project to take on the go, when I'm waiting outside of the munchkin's gymnastics class or in the car line at school. I think I've missed having a little hand project ever since I finished my Starflower pillow. It's so funny to me that I actually enjoy these little hand projects these days! I used to positively despise all forms of hand sewing, but lately, I've found that I really do enjoy English paper piecing, in spite of the fact that it's done by hand. What are you sewing up this week? Have a great day!
Wednesday, March 6, 2013