Sunday, February 21, 2021


 My Bessie Creek Road quilt is slowly coming along....

I hand pieced the centre star


        and it's playing nicely with its neighbours.

      All twenty of the hexie flowers are complete...

I have now also finished the circle squares...

made my way!

I pieced a four patch block and then ironed a freezer 

paper template to the back,

cut it out with a 1/4" seam 

and painted a thin line of Flatter, a spray type starch, 

around the edge, before pressing.

This Flatter spray smell amazing!

This helps the seam to sit down flat for applique!

It was then time to see how the blocks were looking 


This arrangement (above) is the square version, but

 not the actual one, but shows most of the blocks 

                            complete so far.

    This is how the layout will look, except the hexie         
                  blocks will be in the outer rounds.

      Four more different designed blocks to do.... 

                        mostly hand piecing!

                    So lots of prep still to come!
                                Happy sewing!


               Please excuse the horrid formatting. Blogger doesn't behave like it used to!


karenbbsnow said...

Just gorgeous. I'm loving everything about this beauty.

dutchcomfort said...

I love how this quilt is coming along! You’ve chosen lovely fabrics!

LintLady said...

Hey Suz,
this will be a beautyful quilt! I like the colour combinations.
I applique circels also that way with paper templates.
Happy sewing Doris :o)

FlourishingPalms said...

Really nice, Susan! You're sure going to a lot of work to make each block perfectly... hand-piecing and hand-appliqué. This is gonna be a glorious quilt! I'm glad you're finding time to be creative.

GO STARS! said...

That's going to be a beautiful quilt when it's finished. I love what you have so far!

Susan Smith said...

OMG!!! It's looking great & you'll have to do one of your "hero" photos with a Bessie Creek Road sign as a prop when finished.(giggle).
Take care & stay safe. After thought.....we've had some rain overnight, have you?

Karen S said...

Wow, you are making great progress with all the blocks for this quilt. Love the way they look together. I admire your patience with the hand sewing!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, I'm really liking that second layout just the way it is.

KaHolly said...

I am just loving this!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A delightful project, I love all this scrappy colour! And to be hand stitching... it'll be super precious & special when it's all finished.

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