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Friday, February 14, 2014

English Paper Piecing, February

It's been a busy month, and I haven't had much time to quilt, but when ever I have a few minutes waiting at an appointment,  or during a break, I try and baste a couple of hexagons. So here are some of the hexagons I have basted the past couple of weeks. I did have a plane trip, and I managed to baste while waiting at the airport, and while on the plane. Though I found out when you are in the middle seat and you drop a bunch of hexagons on the floor, you may never seem them again. There is not much room to be able to get down and reach around to find those dropped pieces!




I have a range in sizes, with the larged being 1 1/4", with a number of 1 1/8", and 1" hexagons, but also 7/8", 3/4", 5/8", 1/2", 3/8". (you can click on one of the photos and you will get a larger image to see all the pretty fabrics I'm incorporating in my hexagon stash - that's right, I'm building a stash of completed hexagons to use in some future projects).



What I find interesting is that you can take a busy print, and when you create hexagons with that print, you get all sorts of wonderful pieces.  Here are 2 different prints cut up into 1 1/4" hexagons. The fabric on the right is a wonderful goldfish fabric.


I also love polka dot fabrics, they seem to add something when you use them in a hexagon.  Plaids and strips are also wonderful, but I didn't have any in my scrap bin to use for hexagons this past month.


And I'm slowing making progress on my EPP Landscape.  Here is where I am going with my design, I added some fish at the bottom, and in the sky, I want to do some sort of EPP hexi sun with yellow and red pieces to look like the setting sun on a hot summer's day



It's February, and it's time for another

"in hand" epp link party #5.  So follow the link and see what other English paper piecers have been up to. And you will see a reference to my last month's posting.



splish splash stash



Let's Bee Social #7. See what everyone has been up to.



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