Friday, 29 May 2015

EPP and Instagram Swaps

I recently joined an Instagram swap organised by Jo who blogs at Life in Lists.  It is a secret swap, so although I know the person I am making this for, she does not know who I am and I don't know who is making for me.    It's been great fun following new people and seeing what they are making, and wondering if their creation is meant for me.  All the while I've been neglecting this blog.

Something original seemed required so I had a look around my secret partner's Instagram feed and her Pinterest board to see what she likes.  I think I've nailed it.  This design is based on one of the lovely geometric ceramic tile designs that are around now. 

I started with a small test piece and just kept going.



It is a surprisingly simple design based on only two shapes.


The 3D trick is in the fabrics - three shades of various low / medium volume white, grey and cream with a deep red/orange for the triangles.


Of course I had to add a bit of Liberty.  Can you see it?


Here's the completed top which is about 20 inches across. 


It is now being backed and bound with this Art Gallery fabric called Optical Origami Moon.


I hope my partner likes it - I'll have to wait to find out though, the swap does not finish until July.

Linking up with Jessica at Life Under Quilts


24 comments:

  1. This is lovely - it's got a real Escher-esque quality about it.

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  2. Stunning! I'm sure your partner will be delighted.

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  3. It looks great. I like it.
    Im sure your partner like it, too.
    Have a nice weekend, Manuela

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  4. The math that must be involved in EPP gives me such a thrill. I especially love the finished shape of this piece!!!! That is the most thrilling surprise of all. I can really see how EPP could be wonderfully addictive. Same reason people hunker over puzzle books, only quilters have the bonus of something tangible and beautiful in the end. Art+math=EPP

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  5. Oh that is fantastic! How could anyone NOT like it?! What a super design, what a lot of work!

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  6. Lovely work! Those low volum creating shadow is fantastic!

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  7. Wow, this looks amazing.

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  8. very cool! i love your whites/grays! ...and the pop of red! ...and design!

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  9. I've been following your progress on this on Instagram and it's absolutely stunning. I'm sure your partner is going to absolutely love it, it's a real masterpiece.

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  10. My goodness you have quick hands, what a lucky partner!!

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  11. Gorgeous!! If your partner doesn't love it then he/she is crazy!

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  12. I love this. Your partner will adore it.

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  13. Ah!! It has been a while since I last checked in...this is amazing!! Totally knocked my socks off!! I have to check back more regularly!! This is beautiful work, as always!!

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  14. Can you share what sizes the paper pieces are?

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  15. Can you share what sizes the paper pieces are?

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  16. So, there is a huge discussion on Facebook about your beautiful block. Would you be willing to share your pattern?

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    1. Yes! I'll get to it. I've sent you an email. Thanks!

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    2. Oh! You won't get my reply as you are a no reply blogger. Never mind. I'll post an update on this blog post ins couple of days.

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I really appreciate comments and encouragement, and will reply by email unless you are a "no reply blogger". Thank you.