Happy New Year friends! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! I am slowly getting back into a routine, after a couple of weeks of absolutely NO routine…. it was nice and I highly recommend it once in a while.
I have to share a new quilty obsession…even though this method has been around for a long time, and I have even dabbled in it before, I am now seriously hooked…since 2 days ago….hahahaha.
Want to know what it is? It’s English Paper Piecing or EPP for short. You have probably seen a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt. It was most likely EPP’d.
This is probably the best known form of EPP, but have a look at these samples of EPP!
And probably the most impressive example:
This last one is La Passacaglia Quilt designed by a Dutch quilter name Willyne Hammerstein. Isn’t it impressive? And a little intimidating! But people who start this quilt just LOVE the process, and I’m beginning to see why!
In order to do EPP you need very few, but basic supplies…..some of your favorite fabrics, some paper, scissors, needle, and thread. That’s it. This is obviously a hand project, but I know many of you love handwork! I have picked up a few books on paper piecing and have started a little project that I will share in detail in a next week’s blog post. Here is a little peek at it for now: First of all, this is my box of “supplies” ( which actually has a few other items in it as well..ie. unnecessary items 😉 ).
And here is a peek at one completed piece, and one in progress:
I realize that some of you may already be paper-piecers, and you are probably more experienced than I am, but next week I will share a blog post about how I approached these shapes and more about the process of paper piecing.
Until next time~happy creating!