Finding something to fill the hours wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Enter EPP! I never thought I would love English Paper Piecing as much as I do. I tried something new, and liked it. So I'll say: 'try something new'...you just never know, you may like it!
|26" x 26" x 26"|
Once I had the stars finished, I stitched them together. It still needed more. Did I want to keep it a hexagon? Should I make it bigger?
Bigger it is! I had pulled out more Denyse Schmidt (Hadley) for the corner stars, and kept making those diamonds! Not only did I run out of prints, I ran out of brown. I wanted to take the brown around the entire triangle, but I was six diamonds short!
It worked out in the end. I love how it came together! And how about that back?! I'm always amazed, maybe mesmerized with the back of paper pieced projects! Plus, it's fun popping those papers out in the end.
The real test was yet to come. I got it this far, what the heck am I going to do now? I pulled grey, Kona Bone and orange fabric and hoped it would be obvious. It wasn't. I was stuck. Instagram to the rescue! I posted a picture with my dilemma, and the response was amazing! So much help and advice!
What did I do? This is the scary part! For some reason mitered corners came to mind. Mitered corners! I've tried it unsuccessfully one time, it was not my favorite technique. But I was determined. Besides, this is the year to learn more techniques and new things!
The grey is 1/4" and the orange is 1/2", all mitered and semi-perfect!
When I got to this point the next real decision was do I leave it a triangle, as a mini quilt or build around it and make it square? It didn't take but a second to decide. It's staying as is! I liked the idea of having it be a unique shape. Something different to keep it interesting!
I was excited when it came time to quilt this. Perhaps one of the first times I didn't hesitate and think about it. Were going straight line geometric all the way!
If you were going to start a new EPP project, what would it be? I'm looking for more ideas...