It’s slow going on putting together the arcs.
And slow going on ripping the paper off the arcs. But the book was right: using parchment paper makes it really much easier–much faster than other paper-pieced projects I’ve done. Consider it your newest tip.
Since I know we all like to see completed quilts, and now that the semester’s started my sewing life will be abbreviated, here’s the quilt I have hanging in the hallway: Winter’s Branches.
I started this a long time ago–the summer before my husband and I went on sabbatical to Washington DC. I rolled up the quilt on pin-wall fabric, toted it East. After finishing it, I had no idea how to quilt it, but at that point, winter came to that part of the country. I would take photo after photo of the graceful array of leaf-less branches against the winter sky.
I used a variegated rayon thread to stitch tree branches into the blocks.
The label. I used to make quite elaborate labels and still do for my more artsy quilts. But for baby quilts, or bed quilts, I now take a fine-tipped marker and write directly on the back somewhere.