Monday, February 23, 2009

Just like chocolate :-)


I never liked doing hexagons since the prep work is so slow with my stiff fingers.
I tried to overcome that when I signed up for this BOM from Lappemakeriet, but already doing the first flower I thought American piecing must be more productive for me than English Paper Piecing.

Prepping the hexagons for American piecing is fairly fast and the hand sewing process is very nice :-)
It is just like chocolate – I want to do more!!
These 5 flowers are the first packet of the BOM. Can you believe I am actually before schedule ?? hehehe

Lappemakeriet is very good with sending the packets at the same time every month, so I can wait for the next packet next week.

I know for sure I will do the star BOM from last year the same way – American hand piecing!



  1. I love the colours ... mmm...just like chocolat...perfect..:o)

  2. Hei. er det ikke deilig at en har levd så lenge og har så mye erfaring at en enkelt og greitt velger den metoden som passer en best. Blir spennende å se hvordan denne blir, masse blomster eller...

  3. Så fine de er :) Nydelige bruntoner :)

  4. Dette var berre nydeleg!!

  5. Very much like chocolate. I love the hexagons.

  6. Very nice, but I'd rather just have the chocolate! Piecing little pieces like that just isn't my thing, but I sure do love watching other people do it!


  7. Oh very pretty! I love it! But how does american piecing differ from english piecing? Never knew there was a difference!

  8. Oh, how pretty -- looks like chocolate and caramels to me!

  9. Hanne,
    Can you share the difference between English and American paper piecing? I know English--but haven't heard of American. Love your site...the first blog that I found on quilting and have since found many, many more!

  10. your work looks great, love chocolate color you choose.

    I like to work with hexagons,.

  11. Nyyyydelig.
    Er nok enig med deg at å sy sammen the american way er mye bedre. Er heller ikke så glad i paperpiecing.
    Så pie and tart mønsteret blir nok sydd sammen på denne måten ja.

  12. Dette blir vakkert :)

  13. Hanne,
    Your chocolate flowers are lovely.
    May I suggest Inklingo.It is a way of printing ultrafine lines (that do not show on the front)on the wrong side of fabric. This is the fastest way I know to prepare hexagons (and other shapes as well) before Amercican piecing them. You can have thousands prepared in a very short time. It's perefct for hand piecing but it is also great for machine piecing.
    If you google "inklingo", you'll find information about it. There's also a collective blog showing different projects made using that method. It's :
    It's Linda Franz, also author of Quilted diamonds, who invented this technique, which is, I think, the best invention since the rotary cutter!
    I've had so much fun since I started using Inklingo that I like to share it.
    Have a great day,
    David (from France)


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