Friday, 18 June 2021

It's Winter

Yes, it's winter here, and the raindrops certainly are falling on my head.  



A lot of people marvel at how green New Zealand is.  That's because it rains a lot here. So it seems appropriate that I'm back working on my "Raindrops are Falling on my Head" quilt by Willyne Hammerstein.  

Strangely enough though, my quilt is full of hot colours, so I might have to think of a new name for it before I finish it.  


I'm hand piecing this quilt.  I used to do a lot of English Paper Piecing, but I found it hard on my hands, so I set myself a goal of learning hand piecing.  You can read my previous post about Raindrops are Falling on my Head here.


I've made quite a few hand pieced quilts now and I really enjoy the technique.  Here's a couple of them:

Lady Wigram using Bella Ruby pattern by Treehouse Textiles


Glitter in Green using Glitter pattern by Jen Kingwell


Lots of people asked me how I do my hand piecing, so I made some YouTube videos and put a tab for them at the top of my page (or you can click here).  I've received a number of messages with people telling me that they have found them useful, so that's very nice.  



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9 comments:

Marly said...

It's going to be a stunning quilt, Wendy. EPP certainly makes for accurate piecing, but I find it all so slow. I shall read your previous post; I'm sure I'll find some useful advice there.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Raindrops is a beautiful quilt! Your rain must be more colorful than our rain. Happy stitching!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Beautiful! Is Raindrops EPP or hand piecing? I think you're saying hand piecing is easier on your hands than EPP?

Cathy said...

Gorgeous Raindrops!
I have one or two quilts I'd like to hand piece. Although I do hand quilting I have never hand pieced. I'm going to put it on my list to learn next winter. It's officially summer here in a few days and I wish some real raindrops would fall on my gardens!

Marie said...

SO beautiful! I too enjoy hand piecing however I am not nearly as fast as you.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

The fussy cutting is a fantastic way of showcasing this fabric. And those yellow (chartreuse?) stars really pop! Wishing you some sun inbetween the raindrops!

Michelle Churchman said...

So many gorgeous quilts! You are so talented, Wendy!

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