This week I’m working on a new project. I know, the last thing I need is yet another new hand work project, but hang on a second while I explain.... I have a good reason, really I do. I’ve been approached by a guild to do a trunk show and a workshop for them in the fall. I sent them information on the workshops I already have organized, but they wanted something a little different. What they asked for was something that in the morning would be a good beginner introduction to English Paper Piecing and then in the afternoon something more advanced. I don’t have anything in my repertoire like that so I did some thinking and came up with an idea. And of course, since it’s a new workshop, it needs a sample for people to see, therefore a new project. The whole thing will be based on Lemoyne Stars which a lot of people find very intimidating to sew, especially by machine with those inset seams. With EPP they are very easy to do. I’m not 100 percent sure just where this is going to go, whether it will be a sampler or what. I’ll decide that later. Right now I’m just making blocks. I accomplished the pieces in the picture last evening, so it shouldn’t take too long to get it done.
Kathy asked us to show our favourite hand stitching project. Mine hands down has to be my La Passacaglia which was the start of this crazy English Paper Piecing addiction.
It was so much fun to do. I had a blast doing all the fussy cutting for it and it resulted in my never looking at a piece of fabric in quite the same way ever again. I still look for fussy cutting possibilities even now when purchasing fabric.
I’m linking up now with Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching as I have been doing for the last 7 years. Thank you Kathy for all the years of hosting and inspirations.
Ah thanks so much Cathy for being with me since the beginning!ReplyDelete
I think I need to take a class from you because my first attempts at EPP were pretty slow going :)
Enjoy your hand stitching today!
Eeeeesh! Such a lovely Passacaglia - surely we must all make on in our lifetime! I love how yours came out - so very beautiful! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, Cathy, your La Passacaglia quilt is a vision splendid....can you hear my applause from all the way down here?? As for having too many hand stitching projects in the works....is there such a thing? Your new EPP quilt looks like it is going to be a beauty, too.ReplyDelete
That quilt is lovely! I can't imagine doing that much EPP.ReplyDelete
Your quilt is beautiful. I like those sample LeMoyne stars. I have always wanted to make them. The fabrics are great.ReplyDelete