• hand sewing,  la passacaglia,  Tutorials

    Hand Piecing with a Running Stitch

    I put together this hand out for my quilt guild this evening and I thought it might be useful to folks to post it here! Ideally I’ll update this with pictures and what not, but we’ll see! Handout for Hand Quilting with a Running Stitch The Basics: This style of hand piecing involves drawing the sewing line onto the back of the fabric, and using a running stitch to sew along the drawn sewing line. Compared to EPP there is less prep time, less supplies needed, and I think it is a little easier for beginners to pick up and piece accurately. There are disadvantages, including having more exposed seams…

  • hand sewing,  la passacaglia,  Pieced

    La Passacaglia Update and My Finishing Plan

    I started my La Passacaglia quilt on February 20th, 2016. I wrote this blog about how I got started on my La Passacaglia – and now that I have the end in sight, I thought I would reflect on how I think the finishing might go. At first I was obsessed and would work on it all the time, and I thought, maybe I’ll get it done in a year! Then, I got sick, then pregnant, and I did not touch it for months. But now, the fire is back! I have even made a plan for how I want to finish my edges. The original quilt pattern has you…

  • hand sewing,  la passacaglia,  Pieced,  Quilts,  Tutorials

    How to Get Started On Your La Passacaglia Quilt

    When I told my brother we wanted to have kids but didn’t feel quite ready, he said, “You’ll never be ready, you just have to be brave.” I think the same advice applies to starting a La Passacaglia quilt. Normally I think it’s a bit of an exaggeration when people compare a sewing project to having a child, but with the amount of time (and money!) I’ve put into this quilt, I’m starting to feel like that’s pretty accurate!  Though this quilt has fewer temper tantrums 🙂 This gorgeous quilt pattern has been very popular and I’ve admired it for several years – HOWEVER I also thought that everyone doing it…