i have a new love, EPP (english paper piecing). i have messed around with it a few times over the years, but this past summer i really got into it.
i love how portable it is. i could sit outside while my girls played and i could still do a little hand sewing. since lets be honest, sewing is my sanity keeper. so after my modern hexies mini, i dove right in.
i've had a few Bonnie & Camille mini charm packs, so they were perfect for my first few EPP projects. i used a Daysail mini charm pack to make this lattice piece. made with 1 inch honeycomb pieces. when i started sewing i didn't have a very clear plan, but as i went i knew i would applique it on point and i love the look.
my next piece i used a Little Ruby mini charm pack and made my version of Tales of Cloth, Sprout quilt. since i was just using a mini charm pack it is obviously much smaller, but it makes a perfect little table runner for my side table. now i need a mate for the other table.
my diamond hexi table runner was my first large project. i started with the diamond hexagons, then found some background to make my background hexagons with. so while it make look like they are appliqued on, the entire background is pieced with hexagons. plus i just love this since it is not the traditional rectangle shape of most quilts.
finally my latest EPP project was this Wicked Hex Mini Quilt by Libs Elliot. this was a fun little project that i picked up at the International Quilt Show in Chicago earlier this year. i finally decided to use some of my hoarded science fabric. i would love to make another one and this time do a little more fussy cutting and see the difference.
I enjoyed reading your post and seeing all of your EPP projects. I always have one on my plate and currently hand quilting my Smitten quilt which I started piecing earlier this year. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who appliqués paper pieced blocks--I love the honeycomb quilt and I have paper pieces to make one too. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
I like seeing the variety of EPP projects you've done. I finished my first EPP project this year--just hexies. I liked it but struggle with what else to do with it.ReplyDelete