Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Channeling Toughts!

Several have emailed asking about the quilt in the frame above.
Even had a phone request to discuss it.
Then comes a phone call asking me to help demo the same technique at our
guild meeting tonight.
This has all been in the past week.
I must be channeling thoughts on
English Paper Piecing!
Here is a full shot of the quilt.
It was a challenge quilt that was entered in a local guild's quilt show.
The guide lines, that I remember (there was more) were it could not be
much bigger than a standard piece of paper. And it had to include words.
My words are attached with bent metal wire and were:
Create, Imagine,Believe, Dream & Inspire.
I had sewn the tumbling blocks together using the English Paper Piecing Technique.
Each diamond was only 1 x 1 1/2 inches.

The quilting was micro meandering.

Here is a larger quilt that is EPP'd also.
Having all the papers ready before we left.
I started the whip stitching on my way to the airport.
And only worked on this while at the airport, during layovers or on the flight (many hours).
Since we were flying form Philadelphia to Hawaii, I was able to COMPLETE piecing this together only while traveling. Who wants to sew while in Hawaii--Not Me!
This is 24 x 18.

You can find so... many tutorials on English Paper Piecing.
By typing it in your search engine.
It is a great take-along project too.

Till We Quilt Again,


  1. Both are beautiful quilts and how great you were able to piece the second one just while you were traveling!!

  2. I love the look of the tumbling blocks! Haven't tried the EPP yet!

  3. I love how the purple/green piece looks in this picture, it didn't appear to me in person like this picture does, I looked at it horizontally. I love the trompe l'oeil affect it has. I'm gonna try english paper piecing as soon as I retire! ;)

  4. Oh, I wanted to ask. I'm going on a trip soon to Las Vegas and Denver. How did you get scissors into the airport? Are they allowed? I would like to work on some hexies while waiting etc. :)

  5. I have always loved the tumbling block pattern but have never done it English PP style. Beautiful!

  6. So tiny... or should that be Sew tiny? Love your colors, and size. I've gotta remember to EPP while tripping. I took paper piecing along on my last trip. It worked out okay, but EPP would have been better.


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