Monday, 8 December 2014

Monday Count: EPP Finished

Oh.  Well apparently yesterday was the last sunny day for a while. So an indoor shot of the finished quilt will have to do.  I hope you can see the spiral quilting, which goes across the small low volume stars but stops around the EPP and appliqué areas.  That left me with endless ends to sew in.


Of course you can't see the whole quilt here, but I've posted more than enough images of the individual blocks since I started in April. All the posts have been labelled EPP if anyone wants to look.

This project started with an exercise in EPP shapes - I wanted to do something other than hexagons.   Once I started, I wanted to carry on and make something useable.  The Monday link up at Life Under Quilts kept me going - thank you, Jessica!  Triangles, squares, pentagons, octagons, rhomboids, curves and yes, hexagons have all found a place.  There is loads of fabric left.  Can't believe how much.  Maybe I will sell fabric packs when there is another royal event.....

This trellis block might still be my favourite and I may well use it again - next time on a bigger scale, maybe with a dark centre and pale trellis pieces.



One last count for the Monday link-up - there are 1206 pieces. You won't see this again unless there is an amusing disaster in the wash. 


Monday, 24 November 2014

Ruby Star Rising

Some work has been done on the EPP quilt, but I have a few million ends to sew in before I show it to you again.


 I did start and finish these four pouches though. 


One of them was made with this leatherette stuff, which I bought on Derby market when it was the biggest market in Europe with loads of fabric stalls.  It (the market) is a sad apology now.  The leatherette was surprisingly easy to sew, although you should not try to iron it.

If anyone knows where I can get some more of this fabric please let me know.  It is Ruby Star Rising by Melody Miller for Kokka.

Back to the EPP next week when I hope it will be finished at last.