Book Review – All Points Patchwork

Storey sent me a review copy of this book but I mean every word of this review, I seriously cannot stop raving about this book!    I usually love getting eBooks but every once in awhile there's a gorgeous book that you just have to hold and have a physical copy of. All Points Patchwork*Edit  by Diane Gilleland is that book for me. Diane is directly responsible for my English paper piecing addiction and I couldn't thank her enough for that. She has been there so many times to answer questions and help me trouble shoot ... Read More

Hexagons within Hexagons!

I've been having a lot of fun making these hexagon needle books, I've actually made 5 of them now. Some are for swaps and some are for a project I just need to get my act together so I can show off... But this one I made on a whim and I love how it turned out. A few weeks ago I met up for a sewing date with Mollie from Wild Olive and Faith from Sarana Ave. It was my first time meeting Faith so I wanted to make her a little something so I made a needle book and a needle minder. I used 1/2" hexagons and created a piece of fabric to then create a larger hexagon ... Read More

The Diamond-y EPP Blog Hop

Diane from CraftyPod can be directly linked to my obsession with English paper piecing, and her new book All Points Patchwork* is an incredible resource to get you started. I will be doing a full review of the book soon, but it is amazing. It's not just a book of patterns, it's a complete guide to how to work with 12 different shapes and how to make your own patterns. If you have been wanting to try EPPing but aren't sure where to get started, I cannot recommend this book enough. So when I had the opportunity to take part in the All Points Patchwork blog hop, I ... Read More

Another Rainbow Dumpling Pouch!

The first English paper piecing project I've ever made was a rainbow dumpling pouch and it's still one of my favorite projects I've ever done. It was for a swap though and I sent it away and have always been sad it's gone. I finally got my act together and made myself one to keep. The zipper is a tiny bit wonky and sticks a little bit, but overall I'm still happy with it. I used 3/4" hexagons, I make my templates with theFiskars Hexagon Squeeze Punch, Large.* I'm using it to hold everything for a tiny hexie project I'm doing. I'm counting this as ... Read More

Experimental Stitching – Fusion Hexagons

It's been awhile since I've done some experimental stitching, but this idea made me drop everything so I could try it right away. Someone sent me this link to a crochet and fabric fusion blanket and suggested I do it with hexagons. I've been seeing things like this floating around Pinterest but it never crossed my mind to do it with english paper piecing! I looked at the link and immediately had to try it. I really love how it turned out but unless I can figure out an easy way, I can't imagine making an entire quilt like this. For the first one I tried doing it ... Read More

WIP Finish – Another Hexie Headband

One of my 2015 goals was to finish more projects that I have started. I started the year off strong and then tapered off. Instead of finishing existing projects I just keep starting more... Stephanie at Swoodson Says posted a link with different headband patterns she's made and it reminded me of a long, long forgot WIP. Last year I started playing around with making English paper pieced hexagons out of old t-shirts. I had this idea to make a headband, I hoped that even with joining them the hexagons would be stretchy. It didn't work quite like I envisioned but I ... Read More

Rainbow Quilt Update!

It's been awhile before I had any sort of update on the status of my rainbow quilt. It's a very, very slow moving project and I'm working on it in a kind of backwards way. I used this hexagon quilt calculator to figure out how many I needed and the grand total was 3284. I ended up with a lot more than that though because I wasn't paying attention and made a couple hundred too many in some colors and had to play catch up to get enough of the others. So I'm going to have to come up with a project that uses a lot of yellows, greens, and blues! The finished quilt ... Read More

Flower POW Mug Rug Completed!

Diane from CraftyPod is directly responsible for my English paper piecing hexagon obsession. So when she recently release some EPP patterns using other shapes, I had to try them out! I bought this Flower POW Mug Rug pattern and while I've only finished one so far, I have four others in progress. I can't stop making them, they are so fun! I've done triangles before, but diamonds and curves are completely new to me. The pattern comes with fantastic photos and illustrations and is really well written and easy to follow. Plus, Diane has included links to all her ... Read More