Welcome to my stop on the Quilting on the Go…English Paper Piecing Book Tour. Our latest family adventure is finding us homeschooling, and so I’m hoping to spend a lot more time hand stitching while the kids work. So, Sharon Burgess of Lilabelle Lane‘s new book is perfect!
I gathered my favorite supplies, the little star is thread wax, which I’d received in Quilter’s Candy Box but had never used. Let me tell you, it is amazing stuff! I had hardly any knots and no thread breakage! But, back to my project, I chose to use some hexagons I’d received in swaps for this first one. Since they’re cute and lots are of fabrics I don’t have, I thought this special project would be perfect.
I chose the placemat because I can use it on my table as a little runner as well. I sewed up the hexagon panels as instructed in the book. You can see my little basket with all my other swap hexies, I think I’ve got a few more placemats to add to my collection.
I trimmed my hexie to the proper sizes, and then I opened up the seam allowance on the long panel. I didn’t want to cut most of any of my precious hexies off, so I thought this would add to my width. I still cam out about 1/4″ short, so I trimmed the linen piece by that much.
Here you can see a bit of a closer look at the opened seams. I didn’t stitch them together, but they seemed to work just fine. I followed the rest of the directions without modification and my placemat came out so cute (if I do say so myself)!
How sweet is that?! I had the butterfly bias tape all made up, so I used it, as I was running short on time. You might also recognize the sweet Little Dolly print for the pocket, it was on my cutting table still and just called to me! I quilted the linen portion in my favorite wavy lines.
I couldn’t help but stage the photo with a mason jar, saucer (so it didn’t cover up the hexies) and some silverware. I actually didn’t realize the placemat had a pocket until I started cutting the rest of the fabric, what a pleasant surprise!
If you’re looking for the book and paper kits, also check out Paper Pieces, so then you don’t have to cut out those papers!
I hope you’ll take a peek at the other blogs in the blog tour, there is sure to be some amazing work.
|Date||Name||IG Name||Blog / Website|
|Sat, July 1||Sharon Burgess||@lilabellelane||blog.lilabellelanecreations.com|
|Sun, July 2||Martina Bahre||@avaandneve||www.avaandneve.com.au/blog/|
|Wed, July 5||Sharon Burgess||@lilabellelane||blog.lilabellelanecreations.com|
|Sat, July 8||Alex Luenz||@ALEXOUQ||www.instagram.com/alexouq/|
|Mon, July 10||Sharon Weekly round up||@ilabellelane||lilabellelanecreations.com|
|Wed, July 12||Rita Hodge||www.redpepperquilts.com|
|Thu, July 13||Elise Baek||@eliseandemelie||www.eliseandemelie.com/|
|Fri, July 14||Jennie Pickett||@cloverandviolet||www.cloverandviolet.com/blog|
|Sat, July 15||Angela Hamilton||@alittlepatchwork||www.alittlepatchwork.wordpress.com|
|Mon, July 17||Sharon Weekly round up||@lilabellelane||blog.lilabellelanecreations.com|
|Tue, July 18||Heidi Grohs||@buttonsandbutterflies||www.buttonsandbutterflies.com|
|Wed, July 19||Carlie Lincoln||@quilty_carlie||www.instagram.com/quilty_carlie/|
|Thu, July 20||Jess Finn (Paper Pieces)||@paperpiecesepp||www.paperpieces.com|
|Fri, July 21||Alison von Bibra||@cotton_factory||www.cottonfactory.wordpress.com|
|Sat, July 22||Anorina Morris||@SameliasMum||www.sameliasmum.com|
|Sun, July 23||Kristyne Czepuryk||@prettybyhand||prettybyhand.com|
|Mon, July 24||Sharon Weekly round up||@lilabellelane||blog.lilabellelanecreations.com|
|Tue, July 25||Amy Smartemail@example.com||www.diaryofaquilter.com|
|Wed, July 26||Nadra Ridgewayfirstname.lastname@example.org||www.ellisandhiggs.com|
|Thu, July 27||Lauren Wright||@mollyandmama||www.mollyandmama.com.au|
|Fri, July 28||Giuseppe Ribaudo||@giucy_giuce||www.instagram.com/giucy_giuce/|
|Sat, July 29||Jodi Godfrey||@talesofcloth||www.talesofcloth.com|
|Mon, July 31||Sharon Weekly round up||@lilabellelane||blog.lilabellelanecreations.com|
|Tue, August 1||Amira Ameruddin||@amira_littlemushroomcap||thelittlemushroomcap.com|
|Wed, August 2||Melody Daly||@melodymatilda||thehouseonthesideofthehill.blogspot.com.au/|
|Thu, August 3||Sedef Imer||@downgrapevinelane||www.downgrapevinelane.com|
|Fri, August 4||Martina Bahre||@avaaandneve||www.avaandneve.com.au/blog/|
|Sat, August 5||Samantha Green||@fortheloveoffabric||www.fortheloveoffabric.net|
|Sun, August 6||Alisha Orlando||@ministryoffabric||www.ministryoffabric.com.au|
|Mon, August 7||Sharon Weekly round up||@lilabellelane||blog.lilabellelanecreations.com|
|Tue, August 8||Minki Kim||@zeriano||minkikim.com|
|Wed, August 9||Carlie Lincoln||@quilty_carlie||www.instagram.com/quilty_carlie/|
|Thu, August 10||Alex Luenz||@ALEXOUQ||www.instagram.com/alexouq/|
|Fri, August 11||Mathew Boudreaux||@MisterDomestic||www.MisterDomestic.net|
|Sat, August 12||Anna Cromie||@spanzy||www.instagram.com/spanzy/|
|Sun, August 13||Elise Baek||@eliseandemelie||www.eliseandemelie.com|
|Mon, August 14||Wynn Tan||@zakkaArt||www.zakkaArt.blogspot.com|
|Tue, August 15||Sharon Burgess – final wrap up||@ilabellelane||blog.lilabellelanecreations.com|