Wednesday, July 17, 2013

epp bits

my very first completed shapes! i love the colors in this print from the "london calling" collection. it's very similar to Liberty's tana lawns. if you're looking for a less expensive Liberty substitute, this is a good one in feel and style.

my first block about halfway completed. i added the pink triangle on the far right just so i could finally take one paper template out and see how well i was doing with the paper. i kept worrying i was piercing it or something, but it looked great when it came out and i've already re-used it.

i bought my paper shapes from paper they have been great so far. i find them very precise and sturdy. i should be able to use them repeatedly. which means i bought too many, but i can always find another use for them elsewhere, right? better safe than sorry.

i've cut for what feels like hours! i'm getting all kinds of great selvage pieces, as well as other tiny string scraps, most of which will have to go in the "stuffing" pile.

this bowl is currently designated for any scraps that are too small to piece with but still big enough for something else yet undetermined.

i finally did my math and it turns out i'm going to need about twice as many strips for shapes as i originally guesstimated. no worries, though. i've got plenty of each since i bought half yards of what i liked. but i do dislike cutting. ugh. at least accuracy isn't a big issue. that makes it a lot more bearable.

i'm out and about a ton right now, so it's going to be all epp around here for another month. hope you're not bored of it. i'm not yet!

linking in with wip wednesday at freshly pieced and needle and thread thursday at my quilt infatuation.


  1. Oh, who could get bored looking at photos with your gorgeous fabric selections? These are so beautiful!
    I hope you are saving your selvages for another project, I love selvage projects!

  2. your half finished block is gorgeous!! I love the color scheme you have chosen. I pulled out my selvedges yesterday and hope i have enough to make a hot pad holder.

  3. Oooh love the fabric choices!! I'm excited to see more.

  4. There looks as though there is some scrappy fabulous being made. I can not wait to see more.

  5. your epp looks fantastic Hydeeann (that fabric is YUM)! You are more patient than I am!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  6. it looks amazing - I am loving your fabric choices :-) I am finding EPP slow, but great to do while the kids are around, rather than sitting at my machine :-)

  7. Your EPP looks so cute! I love those fabrics. I am a new follower:)
    Have fun

  8. Oh this looks fun! I just started my first hexie project, the school holidays and the heat mean it's hexies all round here too! :o)

  9. I am so glad you decided to share at Needle and Thread Thursday, Hydeeann! Your EPP looks fantastic!

    :) Kelly

  10. glorious!! love your fabrics and can't wait to see more pieces!

  11. Great fabric choices! And I love the way you are capturing your progress using your ceramic dishes/platters. Such a nice detail.

  12. I can tell you are enjoying working on your epp! It looks like your young ones are enjoying watching too.


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