Sunday, 9 February 2014

EPP Linky Party

Excited to find out about the EPP Linky Party at Splish Splash Stash.

I am relatively inexperienced with paper piecing and have only ever done one other project.

This table runner was completed in 2012 and came about when I saw a demonstration at the Melbourne Quilt Show some years ago...a lady was sewing these tiny elongated hexagons and squares together (into full sized quilts!)...looked all pretty simple and the fabric she had on offer was just divine. Needless to say, I bought the whole kit and caboodle.

Started very excitedly but soon realised that this was not for the faint-hearted. Initially put it away, but then in 2012 took it out again and finished it...and got hooked on it! This was by far the most relaxing thing I have ever done and while it did give me some anxious moments here and there as I had literally not got a clue on how to do any of this, the end result was so worth it.

So, this year I started another one...wisened up though and bought bigger hexagons! I described my method of doing them in an earlier post (see HERE).  As you will notice, I do not sew the fabric to the paper but just glue the fabric on with a fabric glue pen (saw this at the quilt show and thought this was ingenious). Also just recently realised that I do not need a template but can just cut around the hexagons adding the 1/4in seam allowance...was very impressed with this as it makes the process even quicker, if you can talk about quick in EPP.

Finished hexagon - edge length 2in

This is how far I got just watching TV, cutting, and making the therapeutic!

Not sure what this will become (currently is called the TV project). Not much planning going on ...I only have a limited number of squares (I think 64) and I have not really thought about it on how to arrange them or what dimensions I am going for.  Let's see where this will take us...for the moment I am really happy to just sit here and making them. Looking forward to sewing them together.

Linking up to the EPP Linky Party to see what other EPPers are up to and am hoping to pick up some ideas and tips. Click also on the beautiful button from Splish Splash Stash on the right sidebar to go to the main page to see the schedule of the link ups...and maybe also have a look at the January link up...some beautiful work going on over there.

Until next time



  1. I, too, am just happy making my pieces. sure, some day I look forward to them being a quilt, but I really just enjoy the process so much. =) your elongated hexies are so pretty and now your yellow and grey tv project is looking very nice, too. good luck!
    thanks for linking up with "in hand"!

  2. I love the yellow, black and grey. I do a huge amount of stitching while I watch TV, it doesn't feel like such as waste of time.

  3. Beautiful projects and love your fabrics combo.Happy sewing week!

  4. Your table runner is lovely. I too like to keep busy whilst sitting in front of the tv. I'm currently working on an EPP pouch swap. Fun way to watch the Olympics!

  5. Love the colours of your mystery hexie project! Grey & yellow are so great together. I find EPP so relaxing whilst watching TV, especially since one can't sew and snack at the same time!

  6. I love that you don't have a plan! It's just the sort of thing I do - start without an end game! It's very liberating :-)


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