Last year around this time, after I started my traveling job, I decided I was going to have to figure out how to hand-piece quilts, not knowing yet how I would cart my sewing machine around to client sites. I wanted something portable, with small pieces I could kit up and throw in my carry-on, to while away the dead hours at the airport doing something more useful than scowling at other business travelers.
At the same time, I had been keeping in the back of my mind that I wanted to do a traditional-style quilt for my teammate D, and as it turned out, those two notions dovetailed nicely into this:
|Stars n Stripes 4eva. Figured out how to mitre the corners on multiple borders finally, too.|
After some fiddling, this turned out to actually be really easy and relaxing, and I am readily starting up another hand-piecing project as we speak. I used 2" hexagons and diamonds