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English Paper Piecing Project: It may take 100 years

I was looking for something quiet to do while timing my son’s ACT practice, so I pulled out my English Paper Piecing WIP. (The ACT is a big deal around our house. Our other two children earned full academic scholarships to the college they chose based on their high scores. We are having our son do lots of prep, are keeping our fingers crossed, and are hoping he scores well also.)

I can’t recall when I started this project. I received a small bag of paper hexagons at a quilt shop during a shop hop and decided I would give it a try. I am NOT a fan of hand sewing. It’s tedious, and I always seem to stab myself with the needle. But I do enjoy getting this project out once in a while to add another hexagon flower to it. I assume that at my present rate of completion, my grandchildren will finish this project sometime after I die. (My goal is to make it lap quilt sized. We’ll see how that goes!)

I’ve also been quilting a project I started last fall. I ordered a lot of what I call “I Spy” fabrics from Missouri Star Quilt Company and received a free Charm Pack with my order. There were not quite enough pieces for the project I decided to make, so I pulled a few fabrics from my stash to add to the quilt. Once completed, this will be the second WIP I’ll have finished in 2020.

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