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Enjoying the process :: hand piecing Marcelle Medallion

 

Now that my Scrappy Trip Around The World is almost finished (just waiting on choosing backing and binding – and then quilting that big sucker!), my hands were itching for a new project. Although let’s be real – I’m pretty much always dying to start somehing new! I can’t be the only person with crafting/sewing ADD can I?!

Marcelle Medallion is the newest IG -along (follow #marcellemedallion or #medallionalong on IG for some gorgeous eye-candy!), and I’ve decided to piece mine by hand. I love hand piecing, because I really enjoy the slow progress and feeling like I’m a complete part of the whole quilt. I make each stitch, I tie each thread, I thread each needle.

 

 

It’s also a great technique for harder blocks (like the centre star, which requires 4 Y-seams – everyone’s favourite!) because you can go slower and have more control over your sewing, rather than my usual technique of “shoving it through the sewing machine”. But mostly I love hand piecing because it’s letting me piece this quilt during my breaks at work.

 

 

 

I have all my centre quadrants made and now I just need to sew them together and then I will have finished my centre star!

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One Response to Enjoying the process :: hand piecing Marcelle Medallion

  • Renae says:

    This is a lovely block. I’ve been on the lookout for new instagram blocks to follow. I had planned to do the scrappy trip along, but time got away. What sort of stitch do you use when your hand sewing the blocks?

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