The fabric has been dyed and cut, and I have begun putting it together. I am using this small patchwork quilt as a teaching tool for my classes this term so am making it step by step so that my students can see how it all comes together. It’s really rather lovely sharing its growth with them.
Chain Piecing really does what it says on the tin! I started with all the hearth squares (magenta), adding the shortest pale blue log, stitching straight from one to the other. When all 20 are done, cut the joining thread. Then add the next log to all 20. The real joy of this method is that it is hard to lose track of where you are and put the wrong colour on the wrong side!
The blocks have gone together beautifully and I love the colour combination.
The next stage was to add the inner border and then start piecing together the outer strippy border.