Wednesday, February 20, 2013

EPP Addiction, part 3

Chris Hurley is another new member of our English Paper Piecing Addiction club, but she had lots to show us!  She found this hexie quilt in a magazine and set out to duplicate it, having a lot of fun with fabric along the way.  She has been making up kits for a group to which she belongs, so they can get productive and get these Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks made up.  Then she shared an antique quilt top with us so we could study the fabrics.  Linda was so inspired that she pulled out the Back Door's antique GFG quilt for everyone to admire.  Even though ragged and worn, these special quilts still pack a wow factor.

Mary Ann has a favorite shirt with worn elbows that she will rejuvenate with 1/2" hexies in denim friendly colors.  It will end up being her official EPP shirt, I bet!
Donna is patiently working on her Just Judy quilt.  Little by little she is making headway.  EPP is a perfect handwork technique for those times that you find yourself waiting around.  Why not turn that time into productive sewing?  It doesn't matter how long the project takes!

Marlene has been perfecting her fussy cutting.  Notice the fantastic use of stripes in her Lucy Boston blocks.  If you're not familiar with the block, all the pieces are exactly the same, but a skillful use of stripes and other prints can make the block look infinitely variable and complicated.

We had a special surprise announcement during this meeting.  Australian quilter Sue Daley will join us for a class in September!  Prices and projects will be on our web site soon, or you can e-mail for the information (, but we wanted our fellow EPP Addicts to be the first to know!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, this is wonderful to see! I do a lot of EPP and it is now my favourite thing to do.