Wednesday, May 30, 2012

W.I.P (Work in Progress) Wednesday

It seems like I have a dozen unfinished projects (I probably do) but the one I had to share today is out and ready for a photo since I was working on it last night.
 This is my first adventure in English Paper Piecing (EPP).  I chose one inch hexagons with scraps, and I'm pleased with how it's turning out.  Hexagons are measured from one angle point to the next, not across the shape, so one inch sounds smaller than it actually is.  I usually work on it at night after the kiddos are in bed, while watching/listening to a show with the Hubs.  I like how portable EPP is, and I'll often take a baggie of the pieces and my scraps on car rides.  I try to keep a few in my purse so anytime I have to wait for awhile I have something to pass the time.  I work up a bunch of the flowers and when I have a stack I'll sew them to the body of the quilt.  I originally wanted it about 60 by 72 inches, but since it's a work in progress with no starting pattern, we'll see how it comes along.  It's fun to watch it come together.  I'm considering doing another project with half inch hexagons, probably a pillow top or a very small wall miniature.  We'll see how batty I am after finishing this one :)


Other projects in progress:
New York Beauty quilt (four blocks done five to go)
I Spy (top finished, waiting quilting)
Graduation quilt (tied and waiting finishing)
Christmas table runner (pieced, waiting for quilting)



linking up with  Freshly Pieced  
                          Blissful and Domestic
                           While He Was Napping 
                          Nap Time Crafters 
                            There and back 
                            Positively Splendid 
                            Sumo's Sweet Stuff 

17 comments:

  1. Pretty hexies. I recently learned how to paper piece these and made just one flower for a wall hanging. I have some paper hexies now on hand and plan on using up some of my scraps also.

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  2. Wonderful hexies. I am addicted myself : )

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  3. pretty hexagons :) I need to give EPP a try...

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  4. Wow! That is so much work. Maybe I'll do something like that for one of my kids, but I'm imagining a lot of prep work.... Yours is beautiful!

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  5. I love it! I love the old-fashioned quilts like hexigons, dresden plates, etc. And like you, I like to keep small projects around for handwork in front of the tv,etc.

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    1. I'm addicted to hand work, so relaxing!

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  6. I'm drooling over your hexies. They are probably my favourite thing to make! Thanks for linking up with The Handmade Parade!

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    1. Thanks! It's been great to find a fellow hand stitch addict :) I have never tried to hand piece a quilt block though, I should put that on my list

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    2. Yes you should!!! I think I sent you the link to the patterns I used?

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    3. yes thank you! I bookmarked them, hopefully I can try it soon. Summer is crazy for us and getting a few hexies done at night is about all I'm getting done :)

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  7. That's a very nice work:) I recently came to know about paper piecing and I am sure to try it some day.

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  8. How pretty!! I love your use of scraps...now maybe I should do one that way too!! :)

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    1. Thanks:) I haven't touched it for a couple of months, need to get it back out and get it done.

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