Look what Linda made for her neice, Magen!
Linda rediscovered the joy of English paper piecing and has been going to town with hexagons. She made the flowers and then appliqued them to the quilt. I've just put the pattern up on the web site. Click here for more information about the quilt and the pattern.
It's always interesting to write instructions for a technique that I haven't written about before. Linda gave me the tips that she had come up with as she worked on this quilt. I combined that with what I know from my own English paper piecing. Steve took the photos to illustrate the techniques... all of that went into this new pattern. Here's one of the how-to photos:
I really love digital technology! Imagine, 10 years ago it would have taken a lot more time and money (and printing, warehousing, and shipping) to get this pattern from us to you. It's amazing when you think about it. (FYI - I'll probably upload a movie showing how to English paper piece in the near-ish future.)
I'll send a newsletter soon announcing this pattern, and new fabric that isn't online yet, and there is one more pattern to get up... but before then I thought I'd share Magen's Flower Garden with you.