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Monday, 13 March 2017

Design Wall Monday, March 13, 2017

I haven’t done a design wall Monday post in quite a while. Most of my projects lately have been slow going hand pieced things that never seem to end up on the wall. Well, this week I decided to change that. I’ve put them all up on the wall. What that did is convince me that I have a very bad case of English Paper Piecing pinball-itis. I am bouncing around from one project to another without much plan or purpose. But, I am having TONS of fun.
These are my collection of rosettes that I’m making for Willyne Hammerstein’s Creme Brûlée. They take a while because they are all fussy cut. I try and do one or two a week of these, just to keep it moving along. I need 60 rosettes, and I have 12. I make myself feel good by saying that it’s 20% finished.
Then, I decided to get back into the rainbow scrap challenge thing this year, but doing it using my current EPP obsession. I decided to play with 60 degree triangles. They are 1 inch, 2 inch and 4 inch triangles.The colour for February was aqua, and March is red. So, I’m up to date on these. I have no idea what I’m going to do with them.
And then, a couple of weeks ago, I saw some pictures of a quilt called La Passion, and quickly fell into that particular rabbit hole. The hexagon size is 1/2 inch, so this particular rabbit hole is going to be very long!!

And then, as if that weren’t enough, I was browsing around in EQ7, looking in the block base area of the program, and found all kinds of fun designs that would be extremely difficult to machine piece, but are perfect to adapt for EPP. So, I succumbed to temptation and started to dig another rabbit hole. This one is called Castor and Pollux in the EQ7 software.

I must say that I’m not doing a whole lot of machine piecing these days. I have a quilt I need to finish, and another one that needs binding. But these things have grabbed my attention and won’t let go. I’m linking up to Judy’s Design Wall Monday and Sarah’s Help for Hexie-aholics, and then I’m going back to sew more star points.







Sunday, 5 March 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching


I’m continuing along with my multitude of EPPing projects. And I’m having so much fun doing it, too. First up are three more jewels for my Creme Brûlée project.

Then there are some red triangles, ready for this month’s colour at the Rainbow scrap challenge.
And finally, as we all knew, resistance was indeed futile, and I started that La Passion project.
 It just so happens to also be using up red scraps. I have a large box full of various colours of 1 1/2 inch strips, and these hexagons work perfectly out of that size. 
This is going to be a short one. I’m going to link up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching And Angela’s SoScrappy, and then it’s back to the relaxing business of sewing together tiny pieces of fabric.


Sunday, 26 February 2017

Slow Sunday Scrappy Stitching

I have a very bad case of quilters EPPing A.D.D. I’ve been watching one particular quilt on Kathy’s link up for quite some time. It’s shown here. She had a link to the designer’s blog last week, and I made the huge mistake of clicking on it. Little did I know that it’s a free pattern, done in instalments on Grit’s Life. I’ve been dithering back and forth all week about starting yet another EPP project. After all, I have my Rainbow triangles, my jewels for Creme Brûlée, new ones this week and then the full collection, so far, and the Rainbow Stars as well. The rainbow stars are out visiting at a quilt shop, so I don’t have pictures of them. But, as the borg in Star Trek say, resistance is futile. I went diving through my 1 1/2 inch scraps to find teal and yellow and red, since those are the colours I’d like to use. This is what I have, so far. There is a showing of the full first season of “Victoria” on PBS starting at 4 pm this afternoon, going through until tonight. So this will be my TV busy work for tonight. I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching, and then I’m going back to playing with my hexagons.







Sunday, 19 February 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching.

I’ve been hand stitching all week, little bits at a time in the evenings. The more I do of this EPPing, the more I love it. I finished up the teal star I was working on last week but didn’t get pictures of it finished. We took a short trip out to Joan’s shop in Mt Brydges, Sew Creative, and she is carrying some of our “Little Bits”. I left her the purple star and the teal star to use as samples. It looks like it will be the end of March before we have a web site up and running for selling these. In the meantime, if anyone is interested, email me at eagleswingsquilts@icloud.com, or leave a comment here on the blog. If you do leave a comment, make sure you aren’t a no reply blogger and that I can reach you. If you’re not sure, it would be better if you emailed me directly. I can do custom sizes, or any of the regular popular sizes. We are also doing up acrylic templates for the EPPing shapes. I am discovering that it is fun, and also dangerous to have ready access to all kinds of shapes and sizes. To someone with quilter’s A.D.D it’s like letting a kid loose in a candy shop. But I’m having tons of fun!!
I’m continuing to work on the fussy cut jewels that will eventually end up being Creme Brûlée, a design by Willyne Hammerstein in her second book. I have 4 done and a fifth one started.

We’re having all the family over for the afternoon and for dinner this evening. So the stitching time today might be a bit limited. I’m going to try to at least get the blue edging onto the partially finished jewel. And maybe some more pieces fussy cut and prepared for stitching. In the meantime, I’ll link up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching.




Sunday, 12 February 2017

Slow Sunday Rainbow Stitching

Well, these past two weeks have been a bust when it comes to health. In fact, this whole year, as in the past six weeks clarify as a bust. It’s been cold after cold after cold circulating around between my husband and myself and our grand daughter. Mine ended up in a sinus infection and antibiotics. I’m finally feeling better, but my poor husband is still coughing and sneezing. I really hope it isn’t a new one that he’s going to pass on........ Consequently, there hasn’t been a lot of sewing or stitching or much else of anything else happening in our home here. And certainly nothing worth blogging about. As of yesterday, I began to remedy that. February is the colour aquamarine over at Angela’s SoScrappy. So yesterday, I cut up a bunch of aqua scraps into tiny triangles, along with some pale pink, and started sewing them together. By the end of the day I had the one inch triangles sewn into three inch triangles. Today I’ve been working on the centre of the star, and have almost all of that done. The pieces are all one inch sides, so it sews together really quickly. All of these papers have been cut on our laser cutter that will be providing us with papers to sell to the English Paper Piecing Canadian market. All that is remaining to finish is the web site, and we’ll be ready to go. Very exciting!!! I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and Angela’s SoScrappy. After that, I hope to finish this star off.



Sunday, 29 January 2017

Scrappy Purple slow Sunday stitching.

I had planned to write this up yesterday, to post along with all the Saturday scrappers. However, as usual in my life, other things got in the way. Our darling grand daughter passed another cold bug to us, and there’s a sinus infection brewing in my head. Not too terribly pleasant. So, instead of writing up a post yesterday, I crashed. However, I still managed to get some hand stitching in. Somehow, I had it in my head that this was going to end up bigger.
Obviously, my arithmetic skills were a bit challenged, when I was figuring out that 9 one inch triangles would measure more than 9 inches across. If this is going to end up being a quilt of any size, there might have to be some re-figuring out done. I really like the way it looks, though, so I’ll keep at it, since it also has the bonus of using up the tiniest of scraps. I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and also to yesterday’s Scrappy Saturday

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Scrappy Purple saturday

Well, I’ve gone and done it. I told myself I wouldn’t and that I couldn’t because I have way too many projects already on the go. But I’ve gone and done it anyway. Joined the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. This month’s colour is purple. I’m making purple scrappy 1 inch equilateral triangle, which are getting put together into 3 inch triangles.
I have tons of 1 1/2 inch strips in my scrap bins, which are perfect for these. This is kinda what I’m aiming for.
The triangles in the middle may turn out to be fussy cut diamonds, if I can find some fabric with purple in it for fussy cutting, or maybe yellow for fussy cutting. And the one colour triangles around that centre star will probably be hexagons. However, considering I’ve just started this today, and I still have five of the star points to do, there is time to decide exactly where this will go. In the meantime, I’ll have some fun, bust some tiny scraps, and join up with Scrap Happy Saturday.