English Paper Piecing. I love it. This is the portable hobby that got me to quit knitting. I mean, who wants to knit when you could be sewing?
It's been pretty toasty here in Ontario - almost too hot - but after the weather we had this past winter, it feels like a sin to complain about the heat. So I won't. No worries. It might be too hot for the sewing machine, but it's perfect weather for a little EPP.
I began work on this quilt back in August and have continued to pick away at it since. One of the things I love best about this quilt is it's connection to so many of the other quilts I've made through the scrappiness of the fabrics. You see, I tend to gift my quilts to loved ones and often the fabrics I choose remind me of those loved ones. At first glance some of the fabric picks may seem a little odd (like the bananas that were a leftover from the Sock Monkey quilt I made my niece) but these reminders, this collection of bits from my past projects and the people that they call to mind, are what make this project extra special.
This is the latest "Block" to join this quilt. I decided to get a little wild with the center hexie and made it out of a bunch of tiny diamonds. This was so darling as it came together, I couldn't help but squeal with delight. Which was awkward, since I sewed that bit up while on a road trip to Chicago last week with a few of my coworkers! It's fine, they understand my brand of crazy!
If all goes well, technology-wise, I'll be linking up to WIP Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced. This will be my first EVER linky, peeps! Exciting stuff!
PS: I'm auditioning some alternate names for this quilt:
- Hexie and I Know It
- Let's Talk About Hex, Baby
- Hexie Back
- Hexual Healing
Any preferences? Other suggestions?