Monday, November 5, 2012

More EPP addiction

EPP=English Paper Piecing, and we're definitely addicted!  We like it because it's easy and portable.  We have a couple things we do to make it faster: we glue the edges down rather than baste, and we use a size 11 Milliner's needle and Bottom Line thread from Superior for tiny stitches without a lot of hassle.  We also use Clover's Wonder Clips to hold the pieces, making it easier on our hands. 

Here are Marty's Lucy Boston blocks, almost ready to applique down on her backgrounds.  We love this unusual pattern, taken from the Patchwork of the Crosses book.  You can applique the blocks to backgrounds, or do the entire quilt with English Paper Piecing, as the original quilt was made.

We especially like to "fussy cut" some of the blocks.  It adds a lot of interest to the finished block, and even just planning a couple of the pieces makes the whole block more special.  We have acrylic templates that you can see through, and they make it easy to plan your pieces and fussy cut stripes, plaids or other motifs.
A group of us get together the second Monday of each month from 10-12 and work on projects.  Join us in November and December for just $5!  Even if you've never done EPP before, we can show you how, and you'll come away inspired!

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