Monday, April 13, 2015

EPP Addiction, March part 2

Becky Wilson and Sandy Warren are working on Faith, Hope, and Love from Sue Daley.  Becky has most of her pieces done, and Sandy surprised us with the center done on hers.  Beautiful!

Before our March meeting, we asked new member Carol Elson if she needed help getting going after the Show and Tell.  Well, it turns out she doesn't!  Carol has been busy at work making our needle cases, and she's completed several!

Donna Spain is working on the 1930s quilt Chelsea from Sue Daley.  She's been enjoying seeing ours in progress.  Marilyn Cullen is working on hexies and making good progress on them.

Mary Moutschka is showing off part of the Lucy Boston block, but she's finished a lot more of them. Linda Snoke is making a larger quilt or table topper.  IT's alsays so fun to see a lot of progress made!

We laid out some works in progress so everyone could see the different 1/8" makes.  These are both starts of the center star from Stars in the Garden by Yellow Creek.  The smaller one is made from 1/8" hexies, and the larger one is made from 1/2" hexies.

Jo Ann Gates is working on hexies in beautiful Spring colors.  She also brought us a wool needlecase she had made so we can see how the chain stitch holds it all together.

As promised, here is LuAnn Krug's Dear Jane quilt.  Fantastic!

EPP Addiction, March part 1

We had a great group at our March English Paper Piecing meeting!  After a couple months of bad weather, we were all anxious to see what the enforced at home time had produced!

Karen Romoser is working on Stars in the Garden from our friends at Yellow Creek Designs.  Jerry Pitts is making good progress on her Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. 
Linda Paulson found a pattern in a magazine, but chose to make it English Paper Piecing style instead of by machine.  She cut her own papers, but if you want to tackle a project like this, remember that Paper Pieces will cut any papers or acrylic templates at a very reasonable price!
Linda has also been working on a sweet flower wall quilt, and it's all done now!
Bonnie Harlow is making good progress on the cover quilt from Edyta Sitar's latest book, Handfuls of Scraps.  Bonnie also brought in a quilt she embroidered.  We like to see all kinds of Show and Tells!

Marlene Sowatzke is working on It Takes Two from Sue Daley for awhile.  She has the rings done for the center of the quilt, and is working on the border arcs.  Donna Nigh is getting started on a new hexie project.  You can't do just one!

Barbara Rettig is also working on It Takes Two.  So are Neppie and Teri from Back Door Quilts!  Someday, maybe we'll have a show!  Michele Hellman is our prolific EPP-er, and has several projects to show every month.  She has several projects in the works, including Flower Gardens, Just Like a Jigsaw from Sue Daley, Fussy Cut Friday from Temecula Quilt Co, and most recently the Smitten Quilt by Lucy Carson Kidwell.  We have the Smitten patterns in the shop, and if you'd like to do it with English Paper Piecing, Paper Pieces has a packet of papers and acrylics we can order for you.  You can also join the group on Facebook putting it together.
The sweet quilt above is one Michele put together inspired byu Sue Daley's Sunshine Lollipops quilt, but using different papers.  LuAnn Krug is also quite prolific, and she brings in lots of different quilts for our viewing pleasure.  You'll see one at the end of our next post!  LuAnn has made the flower basket below that she'll finish as is, or use as the center medallion for a larger quilt.  Lu Ann also showed us how she's getting organized with binders and plastic sleeves. The sleeves don't close tightly, so they won't damage the fabric.
Watch this spot for the second half of our Show and Tell!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A new year of EPP

The January meeting of English paper piecing addiction hardly got off the ground because of icy weather and flooding in the quilt shop. For February people were really raring to go. It was an excited crowd and they were lots and lots of show and tells. Marlene Sowatzke brought two projects: the first one is tiny nine patches above, not English paper pieced.  Below, Marlene is showing her Just Takes Two quilt by Sue Daley.   It's getting closer to completion every month.

Andrea Gerdt is working on various Hexie projects using Christmas fabrics and fussy cuts.

Donna Spain has been working on Sue Daley's Chelsea quilt in beautiful 1930s fabrics and her Dresdens are about done. Jerry Pitts is fussy cutting a project and it's still a work in progress.

Bonnie Harlow has fallen in love with Stars in the Garden from our friends at Yellow Creek Designs.  She has everything really organized in her box and can work on it at a moments notice

Donna Nigh has completed her king size bed runner from Vicky Bellino's book English Paper Piecing.  She wondered sometimes if she would get it done but it was certainly worth the effort.

Becky Wilson and Sandy Warren are both working on the same project from Sue Daley, called Faith, Hope, and Love. Becky's is mostly bagged and ready to be sewn together but Sandy has made a lot of progress on her quilt.

Barbara Rettig enjoys English paper piecing, but her first love is wool embroidery.  She often shows us her wool projects, but she is also working on It Takes Two from Sue Daley, and she showed us the colors that she's using.

New year of EPP, part 2

Connie Wass watches as Lynette Reynolds shows her English paper pieced star and hexies.  This is the center of the cover quilt from Handfuls of Scraps but Edyta Sitar. The original quilt was done was seven eighths inch hexagons, but Lynette use three eighths for the miniature look she loves so much.

Sharon Howell is working on her Lucy Boston quilt. She has fussy cut the honeycombs to make beautiful blocks.  Carol Federspill has joined our Just like a Jigsaw Club by Sue Daley and is working on the blocks every month.  She's doing a good job of keeping up!

LuAnn Krug brought her quilt back from Di Ford so the new members could see it.  It features hexagons and diamonds. She also has a whole bag full of her diamond stars from Fussy Cut Fridays!

LuAnn and Michele Hellmann are both working on the Millifiori Quilt Along on Facebook, based on the book, The New Hexagon by Katja Marek. There's a picture of Linda and Teri with Katja at Quilt Market last fall.

Michele is super organized and has all her Fussy Cut Friday stars in a notebook. She is also very prolific as she has gotten the quilt below pieced with English paper piecing and quilted.  Here's her version of her millefiori quilt along so far.

Linda and Teri have been working very hard to get their Chelsea quilt from Sue Daley completed. All they have to do now is scallop the border with bias binding and add the yo-yos to the centers of the Dresdens.  Linda also showed her Pies and Tarts quilt from Sue Daley.  It's growing!