Sunday, July 8, 2012

English Paper Piecing

This weekend I discovered a new QAL that you can learn more about here.   My new obsession!  Thank you Danielle for pointing out this QAL to me and sending me off on yet another tangent...  But really she was just the tipping point.  It all started about two weeks ago when I was delivering quilts to one of my local quilt shops.  The owner and I somehow got into a discussion about English paper piecing and by the end of it I had two packs of 100 one inch paper hexagons in my bag!  I really didn't think I would do something with those packs right away.  Then last week I was basting a handful of quilts to be hand quilted for another customer, one of which was entirely made up of hexagons.  It was so beautiful!  I was swooning the entire time I spent basting it. The quilt along and my new assortment of Atsuko Matsuyama fabrics sort of clinched the deal.

I spent all of Friday night basting while watching Wimbledon -- go Roger!  By Saturday I had used all the papers up and tested out sewing the flowers together this morning.  Ahhh, I'm sure I should be doing something else in the long list of things I ought to be doing, but it's weekend and that is the excuse I am going to use:)

5 comments:

Jess said...

Ah, I caught the EPP bug earlier this year! brilliant in tassie in winter! yours look fantastic - looove those fabrics!

Jeannette said...

Love the hexies! I have a baby quilt I started over 20yrs ago in small hexies. I have this on my want to do list just having a hard time getting my prints ready! BTW I just recently feel in love with the new AM prints too!! I can't wait to see your hexies in a quilt.

cat and vee xoxo said...

just gorgeous - I found you via Flickr. Love the fabrics you are using, and how fast you are going!! Cat

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Those fabrics look wonderful, Kx

Katy Cameron said...

Heh, I just finished sewing 90 3/4" hexies together on the train back from London. Think it might be a while before I get to doing something else with it now...

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