Those of you who visit here regularly know of my love of hand piecing and quilting. I would prefer to hand stitch everything I make. This means that it is a slow process and that's part of the reason I love it.
I make stuff because I enjoy it. I never claim to be an artist. It worries me that making quilts has become so commercialised, with consumers rushing to buy new fabric lines just because they are the latest thing or being persuaded to buy strangely-shaped rulers that allow you to cut shapes that you can easily cut with normal rulers or templates, if you only knew how.
That's why I felt relief when I discovered Serena Potter's blog, Evan Wren Quilting, today. The joy of accidentally coming across someone else who honours the hand stitch is one of the reasons I value the internet so much. It's worth hopping over there for a peek.
PS The block shown here is Lady of the Lake. I am hand piecing a queen-sized scrap quilt made of these blocks and have only one row to go. Such pleasure.