Friday, 4 October 2013

An EPP update - WIP

SO.... way back in June I showed a couple of pics of a little starflower block that I was making.

I did a little bit more over the summer, but revisited it properly about 2 weeks ago, added some more on and now it looks like this - all ready to be stitched onto a backing, then quilted and made into a gorgeous cushion.

Way back in July I went to the Fat Quarter Retreat in London. Fab time. Should have been a blog review but probably a bit late now...
One of the classes I did was an EPP class with Katy from I'maGingerMonkey. We only had about an hour and a half to start the pattern and most of it came home with me to sit quietly in the neglected projects box. But after finishing my Starflowers I had a bit of an urge to do more, so out came Triangle City and a few days later I have this:

It doesn't quite meet up at all the points. I had to unpick loads where I'd printed the templates out at only 90% of actual size (doh!), and it was tricky in places to piece, but I do really like it and I'm looking forward to it becoming a cushion too!

Both now much less of a WIP than they were but still those next stages to do.

Mind the ........ gap!

It's official I am a terrible blogger!!
Luckily though a blog can live without food or water! But I guess it would benefit from a little nurturing.

Time is such a precious commodity, packed full of work and family things and I do try and sew in my spare time, which I'm trying to grab a bit more of!

So here are a few pics of some quilty finishes from the last few months
Two quilts finished for Siblings Together (that's a blog post in itself - I'll do it)
Scrappy trip finish
Low volume quilt
Really pleased to have finished all these quilts! The low volume was a lovely summer project, with no work and the kids off at summer clubs I raided the stash, cut oodles of strips and then chain pieced away to my hearts content - I had the quilt top finished in 2 days, with excess for a couple of cushions and loads of additional strips for future projects.
The pattern was inspired by the Sunday Morning quilt in Sunday Morning Quilts - which is a lovely book. Low Volume Itch scratched!