Monday, 19 January 2015

Diamond EPP

This little EPP panel might become the outer section of the next purse.  Or it might not.   


The whole thing contains 140 pieces and is about 5 inches wide  and 10 inches long. Here it is near a banana for comparison.


Not entirely sure why I embarked on this ridiculous tiny thing in the middle of winter when the light is so terrible that I can barely thread a needle.  Excuse to sit still for extended periods drinking coffee and listening to the radio, I suppose.


It is a complete mixture of some favourite fabrics - Kaffe Fassett, Oakshott, Architextures, Botanics and (just to show I'm up to date) Doe.  Oh, and the little black diamonds are Gramercy.  It's big enough for a purse if I add some filler pieces to the edges.  It would have a dark side and a light side.  I might make the inner part dark and light too - could help me to find things in there.

The idea came from this 1950s ceramic tile (the one on the right).



The image has been sitting on my Pinterest board for months if not years, waiting for the right moment.  It is a ceramic tile from the 1950s (possibly from the Carters Tile Co in Poole, Dorset). 

I do find Pinterest really useful, not only for "parking" images which catch my eye, but also for storing things I am tempted to buy.   If I go back to them I often find I don't "need" them any more.  You can look at my boards through the link on the right. Instagram is great too, but I find I can't get back to the older things as they are swamped by the new.  


If you look through my Geometric Patterns board, you will see that these Middle Eastern tile designs are my next obsession.

When America wakes up, I will link up with Life Under Quilts Monday Star Count, and with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.




24 comments:

  1. This is so tiny! I love it! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  2. Oh my goodness!!! All quilting aside, I LOVE the pictures you take of your Quilts Under Construction in your home. To see those snippets of color against the navy metal was breathtaking.

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  3. I like the graduating tones within your work, making it all the more interesting.

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  4. I love your tiny EPP - I also find that a cup of coffee and my EPP project is a nice way to spend some down time

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  5. Gosh They are tiny. You can call yourself Japanese :) I use tile design for quilting motif. Thought about for EPP but I am too lazy to do so.....

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  6. Gorgeous! I have never been tempted by EPP hexagons I have seen, but this is might just get me started! I do need something to do when I am traveling...

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  7. I love the way it goes from light to dark. It is stunning. I am amazed at how you can do such small work. I am always impressed with your work.

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  8. I'm intrigued...and can't wait to see what it becomes!!! Amazing work.

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  9. I love the graphic look of this piece -- but not a small bag -- one wouldn't be able to enjoy the graphics? I vote for a small wall piece floating on a background, off to one corner . . . . . hmmmm? You might be distracting me from my current BIG project -- no, no!!

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  10. Wow! So tiny! I have all kinds of tiles and mosaics pinned as inspiration too.

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  11. WOW... 140 pieces!! absolutely gorgeous. I love how you arrange the colours :)

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  12. Well, Germany is awake now... wow, you must really have a lot of patience! This is very lovely... nice color choices. At least now we have turned the corner and the days slowly get longer - perfect for your project.

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  13. All I can say is wow and holy patients!!!!! It gorgeous!!!!

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  14. Good grief! That is a lot of teeny tiny EPP. But it's wonderful! I love the colour gradiation.

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  15. wow! so tiny!!! you have a LOT of patience :)

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  16. wow, that is absolutely gorgeous!! Amazing!

    I am stopping by from the WIP Wednesday post, stop by if you get a chance :) http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2015/01/wip-one-where-i-am-back-and-finally-did.html

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  17. It is so beautiful, that's why you are doing it! I love it!

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  18. Well, it's very cool, that's for sure. I really wish I could see it in person so that I could see that complexity in such a small area up close. I don't think I could do anything that intricate!
    Beth

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  19. I love ceramic tiles and your little quilt is realy amazing!!! )

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  20. I really love your use of colour in those piece and the teeny tiny piecing (love teeny tiny piecing!!). I use Pinterest much the same way. I often find prints that I like, they fill my brain, so it's nice to be able to park them somewhere :)

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  21. That is beautiful - it's so intricate!

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  22. Admiring your accuracy and Patience with this tiny Diamond Project! Feeling now like an elephant with Mine! Beautiful colours and gradiert!

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