Tuesday, August 15, 2017

epp update and a longer pause

My pile of blocks is slowly growing. I'm aiming at 48 and have completed 14 this far. Still lots to do and that is just the way I like it.

I have started this project with this sort of layout in mind:

Now that I have started to play around with options I don't know what I'll decide in the end:

I'll reconsider and decide once I can layout all the finished blocks.
But this won't be too soon since I'm putting this project aside now as I'm leaving for a longer vacation. And once back I want to finally start quilting Steps IV. And then it will be almost time to start a Christmas Tree quilt. I always forget I want to do one until it's too late so this year should be the year to make it happen. Happy to know I still have lots of ideas for my quilting projects!

Preparing for packing I came across these shoe bags I made a while ago. These funny fabrics still amuse me.

I'll be back with hopefully some great pictures of wonderful places I have never seen. Stay well, safe, and be kind to each other.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

little progress with epp project

Making only baby steps with this project. I totally enjoy working on it though. And I love that I can take it outside if the weather permits.

Meanwhile the plums from a few weeks ago are being put to good use.

And Basel can look pretty in the evening.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

New epp project - some progress

I have decided on the block design and also think to know how I want to arrange the blocks. But this is again a step that can be changed along the way. So for now I'll just keep making little squares and sew them together into blocks of 25 squares each. I need 48 blocks and this being the first one I have lots of defined working time ahead and nothing to worry about.

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer or winter!

Friday, July 28, 2017

New epp project

It will take a while until I'll start quilting Steps IV. Too many distractions going on right now that are preventing me to focus and free up enough time to work on it. Plus there is a longer trip coming closer and I don't want to interrupt the quilting process once started. So I postponed finishing Steps IV to later in the year.

What to do in the meantime? I find it good to always have a hand sewing project on the side. And so I have started a new quilt with the epp method. I'm going to reuse the papers from my Trip Around The World and invent something new. It is such an easy and relaxing sewing project once you have your colors and fabrics chosen. And arranging little squares give you so many possibilities of layout. That is fun and difficult at the same time. Eventually you have to settle on a layout and start sewing the squares together. But first I can just have fun preparing lots of cute little squares.

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