Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Anglo-Japanese Paper Piecing
Here are some of my EPP clamshells. I use any pieces of Japanese fabrics I have left from other projects to make these little pieces and (eventually) they will become a large quilt. I haven't joined any together so far as my thinking is that they will be stitched to a background of indigo fabric and then outlined with sashiko stitches that will graduate to fade away (if you know what I'm visualising). It's a lovely little project to grab and go and one that will probably run for years. My first ever EPP was a hexie bed quilt that became a cushion when I got bored. Since then I've done EPP blocks for my sampler quilts but nothing big. I now appreciate that there isn't a time limit - which is probably why quilt groups inherit bags and bags of hexagons from members who have gone to the great quilting bee in heaven!
Thank you for all your good wishes, my knee is less painful today and I think it is less swollen too, I'm resisting the temptation to try a step or two.
Finally today, some bad news. This beautiful A4 quilt