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!