08 August 2014

epp


epp is definitely my favourite quilting technique

downside - it's a bit time consuming
upside - once you've finished you have something that is fantastic and unique and beautiful

i do love my sewing machine but i hate being chained to a desk
epp can be done anywhere with next to no equipment, no rulers or rotary cutters 
and you don't have to make every cut and every quarter inch seam, perfect

you just need a pair of scissors, a needle and thread

these tiny half inch hexies are made from my scrap bin
to make it quicker, i glue basted them


i stitched these ones together and put them in a frame


i've also been working on a double wedding ring
it's not as hard as i thought it was going to be

i rummaged through my scrap bin again 
and found lots of pretty fabrics i just couldn't throw away


i decided on this layout



i've never really appliqu├ęd before
i had no idea what i was doing so i tried it this way 
i figured i'd have less stabs from the pins if i used safety pins
and i thought the frame would help



i was wrong

so thanks to the help of some IG friends

i used lots of straight pins and it was much better
it really stayed in place, and i didn't stab myself too much


i made it into a cushion cover
maybe next i'll try a whole quilt

 this is how it turned out
my daughter loves it so she's taken it for her own