English Paper Piecing Progress

I am in the throws of finishing the rough draft of my last chapter for my dissertation (while I work full time) so time has been of the essence. Therefore…not getting a whole of sewing done. That being said I have taken some time out at the end of my day to sew while I hang with my hubby.

So here is my progress on the English Paper Piecing Project.

All of the stars are done! And I managed to add more of the red dot fabric as well.


Remember all those stars came from this one piece of fabric! That Sue Daley knows how to pick ’em (remember I started this project in her little wall hanging class at the Riley Blake Fabric Fest in Vegas last September, oh how I hope they do another one of those).

In the meantime I put all of the pieces out on my dining room table to see if it would be long enough.


Yup, looks good. However, I am thinking that when I finish the sides there will be an awful lot of that red polka dot fabric. I have a lot of the red left over so I am playing with the idea of adding a line of red fussy cut hexies along the sides. That would also make it wider.


I’ll have to see if I have enough fabric to fussy cut one or two different designs that would make the full length of the table runner.

We’ll see 🙂

About animatedlibrarian

I am the Online Services and Instruction Librarian at San Diego Mesa College, I have a doctorate in Education Technology from Pepperdine University. When not quilty/sewing I like to do Muay Thai kickboxing :-)
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8 Responses to English Paper Piecing Progress

  1. Gorgeous runner! Do you think it needs more red hexies or will a red binding be enough? I think either one will be a great addition to the project 🙂

    • animatedlibrarian says:

      I am going to cut some red hexies and audition them. I kind of want to make it wider anyway….we’ll see how it goes. I’m not sure how much I can do before my dissertation defense in mid-April though. Thanks for the comment 🙂

  2. What a wonderful table runner that will make? Have you finished your dissertation? Know most will come to a halt til that’s done. If you have time, I invite you to link to hexie Weekend (every Friday til Monday midnight) to share your lovely piece and the fussy cutting. Thanks for sharing!

    • animatedlibrarian says:

      My final dissertation defense is in 2 weeks! Thanks for asking 🙂 I’ll check out the Hexie Weekend, sounds like fun!…and thanks for the encouragement, I have gotten the new red hexies cut out but that’s as far as I’ve gotten on that one for the moment.

  3. tubakk says:

    This is really great. I love the design of your runner, and your colour choice.

  4. Julie in GA says:

    I’m crazy about your fussy cut stars–they are so beautiful! I always love seeing the great variety of looks possible from a single fabric.

  5. Sally says:

    Love the red and white runner project! Can’t imagine working on that while finishing up dissertation and prepping for defense! Very impressed! Best to you on getting that PhD awarded this spring!

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