Pool Shot Cotton
When an idea came to me, it was Loominus Traffic in the Forest colorway that grabbed hold of me. I also knew I would need more. Which I believe is the whole idea of scrap packs!! They can suck you in!
While looking for something to do during the evening (again!), searching Pinterest for a good English Paper Piece Project, I came across these Plus Blocks. And that was when the idea hit me that Loominous might be perfect. The tutorial and printable templates are available here: Wild Iris Blog.
I knew I would be able to fussy cut pieces for this block and make an interesting geometric design. Just in case I wanted to add more, I grabbed the blue and grey. To be honest, I haven't a clue what I'm making, why I'm making it or where it will lead!
The hardest part of this template is making sure the fabric lines up correctly. Otherwise, they are super fast!
Basting the four pieces of the plus blocks together is amazingly easy.
Well, at least this part is! We'll see how I I feel when it's time to put the pieces together! I love how they have turned out so far. Fussy cutting can be a challenge! And the waste! That's the hard part!
Playing around with ideas.
Will I use the blue? Maybe. Or the grey? Perhaps.
For now I'll just keep my hands busy, my mind occupied and continue to make more. It won't be big, that is a given!
English Paper Piecing wasn't something I thought I would enjoy as much as I do. It's a technique that I am sure I will continue to explore, maybe even work up to something a little more complicated down the road!
Do you EPP? What is your favorite design? Yea, I'm looking for ideas!!