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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

English Paper Pieced Hexagons : Landscape #1

I've started putting together some of my hexagons to make a hexi landscape quilt, if such a name actually exists. The idea started with the summer challenge my local quilt guild was having. In case you haven't notice, being January, I kind of missed the Sept 2013 deadline for the summer challenge.

So first, I wanted some pink flamingoes with their toes in the grass and water:

I also made a couple of hexagon flowers, each center has a ladybug fabric. The pink flamingoes are 2" hexagons.

Then I wanted some larger hexagon flowers,

again 2" hexagons, and I got my butterflies and dragonflies.  I'm thinking of using a white on white fabric above the water, and below the sky fabric.

And finally, I have another 5 hexagon flowers, all made from 5" charm squares I had laying around. It's my way of learning English Paper Piecing (EPP) and stash busting at the same time.

I still have more hexagon flowers to make. And someplace I had put together a grouping of hexagons with fish, coy fish and gold fish, to put in the water with the pink flamingoes, but alas, I can't find these. I worry that I dropped them in one of my EPPing in public, at the doctors or some other place.

Have you ever lost some of the EPPs that you were working on? Did they later turn up, or were they gone forever?

This is my first post in the

in hand epp link party

splish splash stash

so check it out, and see some other people's English Paper Piecing progress.