Tuesday, May 19, 2009

How Small Is Too Small?


This is "E-6, Michelle's Medley", an intermediate-level paper-pieced and appliqued block. The four small squares were the appliqued pieces, again with the raw-edge machine buttonhole-stitch method.

For those who wonder what small scraps of fabric can be used for, this is a perfect example. The squares were cut 1/2 inch! They were a bit tough to sew down by machine, but they would have been a lot tougher (at least for me!) to sew down by hand.

3 comments:

Tropical Screamer said...

This may be the block that I cut out all the pieces and then "forgot" I did.

The pieces got a little small for hand piecing (at least with my level of experience at the time).

Your block is beautiful.

I decided I'd wait and try this block again after I discovered the joy of paper piecing.

Great job as always. You're keeping me interested in the quilt.

Darilyn

Karen said...

Wonderful block! You would thing the machine would eat that little 1/2 inch square.

Barb said...

WOWSER (!) that is a tiny square, but a beautiful block! Great job again with your piecing!