Monday, July 28, 2014
I spent lots and lots of time this week on Travel Quilt #5, how's it look?
In other EPP news, my dad is visiting relatives in Ireland this week and he brought along my book (to show off? I doubt he was basting on the plane). His cousin is interested in starting to quilt so this morning we're searching for local or online shops where she can get ahold of templates-- hexies, squares, equilateral triangles.. if you know of any Irish shops (near Loughrea, Galway, or anywhere else) that carry EPP supplies, please comment or send me an email! I'm excited to get her started and then see what she makes~
Ok, if you've got progress to link up, let us see it!
Thursday, July 24, 2014
What's not to love? Even though I fell in love with EPP through 60 degree diamonds, once I started to hex seriously, I found that they're so soothing. When basted to templates, they are perfectly contained little morsels of my favorite fabrics, portable, pleasing, playful..
Today is my day on the 12 Hexies Blog Hop and I've got a little tutorial for how to make a pin cushion with just 8 hexagons. Though this is my tutorial, I can't take credit for coming up with the shape/pattern of the pin cushion. I actually saw it on flickr ages ago, and in the comments of that pic, the poster referenced another blog post that she was inspired by. Really folks, it's 8 hexies joined together.. there are only so many ways to do it. But they go together so nicely and you can turn them into a really substantial pin cushion, so let's have a go at it--
my book, check out this online tutorial.
|I travel through the seam allowance on the back to get to another corner so I can continue sewing without cutting my thread.|
Thanks for stopping by my post on the blog hop! If you make one of these pin cushions, I'd love to see it! And don't forget to visit the rest of the blogs on the 12 Hexie Hop!
Monday, July 21, 2014
As always, being home with my stash again makes my head spin with too many creative ideas. George asked me to finish the pillow covers for the big floor pillows too, so I guess I'll have to add those to the 'To Do' list. Other items to add include:
+ Sort Stash
+ Hang display shelf
+ Pillow case for L
+ work on Travel Quilt #5
How have you been doing? Please show off your progress!
Oh, and have you been following along with the 12 Hexies or Less Blog Hop? My post will go up on Thursday, please come back and check it out!
Monday, July 14, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
Ugh, guys, what have I done?
We decided to take a last minute trip to Kastro/Killini to visit our cousins who are beach camping. It was so last minute that while I remembered to bring my epp travel sewing kit, I completely forgot to pack deodorant and hair gel...
Anyway, here it's Monday and I have no way to post a decent Star Count! I'm trying blogger's 'post by email' feature for the first time, hope it works. I'm writing on my phone from a hotel in the middle of (very pretty) farmland, without wifi, of course. This one blog post is eating up my entire data package, I'm sure.
So, let's see if I can get pics in this post.. sorry, no inlinkz linky, I left the password to my account at home. If you want to share your progress this week, please leave us a link in the comments and I swear, I'll get off my lazy vacationing a** and put together a real post for next week. Xoxo.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
I needed a pick me up, so I set my timer for 15 minutes, and I just pieced and pieced, cut and ironed, and finally that box of crumbs I was saving for "some day" started to take shape.
Another sewing session after the kids went to bed and I've got a start on something..
I have wanted a mini quilt for the wall of our apartment here in Athens for a looooong time, so I think that's where this piece is headed. Something to remind me to keep my chin up, something to help me get my creative energy back and centered. A piece to remind me I am greater than all the crap that's trying to pull me down.
I feel better.
It needs to be bigger still, but not tonight.