Labor of Love

I have often said that Chris’ quilt was truly a labor of love, because it took so long to sew.  I enjoyed paper piecing the blocks, but it was time-consuming and I had to focus very carefully on what needed to be done.

Here are some of the triangles I pieced together.  I had never done paper piecing before, so I really didn’t know what I was getting into, but I enjoyed it.

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You can see that each one has 10 strips of fabric in it, and must connect to the next triangle, like this, to form a hexagon:

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Then each hexagon had to connect with all the ones next to it.  I kept following the color map that I had made before I began.

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As the hexagons were completed I started putting them up on my design wall and they looked great.

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Usually I only had part of the blocks on the wall at a time, but at one point I put a lot up.  Notice that each one had a number tag on it to keep them organized.  You should be able to click on the photo below for a closer look.

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In my next post I will show the finished quilt!

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