Wednesday, October 31, 2012

English Paper Piecing- Hexagons

The main project that I took away with me on our crafting weekend was my English Paper Pieced (EPP) hexagons. I had all kinds of ideas how I was going to arrange them all, but in the end it was 99% laziness which prompted me to make the decision to go for a random arrangement. 

I'm glad that I did!

The next decision is going to be what colour to use for the background. At the moment I'm vaguely thinking cream, but that will probably change when I start auditioning fabrics.

I reckon its going to be a pretty awesome cushion. The large design will go on the front, the small flower on the back.
I was originally going to make the cushion square, but I am now tempted to make it circular. Hmmmmm... decisions decisions!!!

This is my first attempt at EPP and I must admit that I'm loving it- especially the portable nature of these kind of projects!

Have you done EPP before? Are you a fan or is it too much work and hassle for you?

I'm linking up with Lee of Freshly Pieced- I wonder what everyone else has been up to?!

21 comments :

  1. Your hexies look great! I like EPP for in between times - when you want a low-impact sewing task and hand stitching seems just the thing!

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  2. Oooh yes circular sounds perfect! Love how this turned out...another technique I must try :)

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  3. ooooh oh oh make it round, do yes do! That would be awesome :)

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  4. Ohhh I am just trying this for the first time RIGHT NOW (like literally) - thanks to your lovely hexies - I now have a burst of continued motivation! ( I should stop to cook dinner though... hmmm) x

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  5. Planning on giving it a go this weekend at our MQG Retreat. I've only dabbled a bit after a demo at a Quilt Show. Love your random layout.

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  6. That's exactly what I've been working on this week as well, haha! It looks great, I'm sure it'll be a splendid cushion!

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  7. I love hexies as they give you so many variations. You could even make a hexagon shape cushion :-)

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  8. Tee here I'm tempted to comment 'love the colours' but will go for something a little more conversational like
    I love this so much and I love how we all had different projects on the go, it was fun watching this grow
    Love epp

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  9. The random arrangement looks great :) I think cream fabric would work really well, but I look forward to seeing the outcome of your fabric auditions!

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  10. It looks great! I love EPP too. I just tried it for the first time a few months ago, but I love that it's a project I can take with me or work on while I'm hanging out on the couch with my husband.

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  11. Cream or a purple to match the one in the pink hexis would look wonderful! I have yet to try EPP but its definitely on my list!

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  12. beautiful! I am stopping by from the WIP hop!http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2012/10/wednesday-wips.html

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  13. They are lovely - they will make a great pillow!

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  14. I love the fussy cut hexies! How neat.

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  15. Love your hexies! Looking great.
    Amanda

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  16. I don't think I've got the commitment level it takes to do EPP, but I love the idea of handwork that can travel with you! :) It looks great, by the way. You should be proud of your work. :)

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  17. How about a dark grey plain or black and white dot for the background? The brighter colours will 'pop'. Round sounds great. BTW I have some days off now (phew at last) so happy to get together with you for the other quilt I said I'd help you with. My email not working properly atm - I can receive but not send aargh!

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  18. Looks fab - I really like the randomness. I've never done EPP but I did just receive some hexie papers and have cut a few 2.5x2.5" squares to give t a try. I think round would be great for your pillow!

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  19. Your project looks awesome... I saw a video lesson on EPP before and got turned off with the hand sewing of it all... I prefer machine sewing quilt blocks and hand sewing xstitch

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