This month I have had a go at a new method of paper-piecing, well new to me anyway :)
Paper-piecing on stabiliser is certainly something I had never tried before and I am pleased to report that it seems to work!
Well, those points are much neater than anything I have achieved in the past.
I have also been trying out a new to me method of quilting on a quilt for my brand-new great nephew. I read Benta's recent post on her method of quilting as you go and was intrigued, so when I came across a pattern in a magazine for a baby quilt using a similar method I thought that I would give it a go.
The quilt top was pieced in strips, then instead of joining the strips together before layering with the wadding and backing, the strips were placed right sides together on the wadding and backing and stitched with a 0.25" seam. The strips were then pressed open and the next strip joined in the same way. It was a very quick way to put together a quilt top I can tell you.
So quick in fact that the top is pieced and quilted and ready to be bound in less than 2 days, which I realise is not that quick for many of you, but believe me that is very quick for me! It helped that my husband was away and youngest son was at work, so I had the house to myself too :)
So, that's what I have been up to that was New to Me in May. Now it's your turn, as ever please help to spread the word by linking back to this post in your post and/or adding the blog button to your sidebar.
The link will remain open until 23.59GMT on May 31st, so you have plenty of time to try something new and link up and join the party :)
Don't forget too, there is still time to add your link to the Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew Link Party too!
buttons and paint, you will love what Sian has done with some unwanted ties!
Looking forward to seeing what you have all been trying out this month :)