Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Do you love EPP????
What the hang is that, some might ask? English Paper Piecing.
Vivian is a customer of mine that I am looking forward to meeting one day, as we have two things in common.............
a love of EPP & we both think there is not enough hours in the day!! We agreed that sleep is over rated & if we didn't need to sleep, just think of how much we could get accomplished!
Vivian happily ( over the phone, we haven't met face to face yet, but I really like this woman ) told me she was .....quote : 'an oldie, but a goodie' ....'I am 74 love'. This women lives & breathes patchwork & loves her garden, she tells me she often wakes up at some unearthly hour & does her patchwork!
Anyhow, here is the second of three of Vivian's quilts I have to work on. You can see the first here
I LOVE this quilt, the scrappiness, the vibrant colours & of course the wonderful EPP!
You can see I quilted a petal shape on the "Jewels" ( I found this name for this shape on the Sue Daley website ) I used a Gunold variegated thread for the petals, then a swirl in the centre hexie.
Pebbles in the cream hexagon I also used a variegated Gunold. Which I thought might look like gravel stepping stones.
The green side borders have a rolling swirl & the top & bottom has a loop/flower, using a green Madeira poly neon. The next border has a curling ribbon & the last border, straight lines, both a red Madeira poly neon.
Also finished was another wall hanging for Ngaire. I have quilted one the same a few weeks ago.
On a non quilty note, a book finished....................
'Ten year old Milly had always dreamed of living in the country & owning all sorts of animals. So when her parents buy a piece of land & move their six children into a ninety-year- old barn, Milly can't believe her luck.
But she never imagined that living the simple life would include mucking out a filthy water tank, gathering endless supplies of firewood, clearing the land, & rescuing animals in a 'hundred year ' storm.......Nor did she expect to hear deep groanings in the night! "
Now for the next quilt!!!