I attended my brother's wedding over the weekend on the south coast, there was lots of travelling involved so I got myself organised before we left and cut up a bunch of diamond shapes for my current paper piece project. I really don't know how I coped with long journeys before epp? It certainly made the five and half hour trip go a lot quicker! I managed to get quite a few more diamonds basted and sewn together so it was a productive weekend!
When I'm travelling I like to keep my paper piece shapes, scissors, needle and thread in this drawstring bag and when I'm home I keep it in one of my sewing boxes which has a pull out tray perfect for keeping things organised :) and it's really good because I can transport it around the house, depending on where I sew. How do you organise your epp? Do you cut up all your shapes and baste everything first? For me, I like to rotary cut lots of shapes out at a time, then do a bit of basting and sew the diamonds together when the mood takes me and so I can see how it's coming together, and add in certain colour's if I feel they are missing. You can purchase the paper pieces and most of the fabrics I've used to make them at my shop, Sew and Quilt.It's so exciting seeing them all laid out! So... I was thinking - if you're not already on a epp project of your own, would you like to join me in making a 8-point diamond star quilt?! I would love it if people wanted to make their own version. My stars are made using the 3" diamond paper pieces, I think I'm going to make it 5 stars wide by 8 down, so it will be a comfortable lap quilt. I may go bigger to 6 star's wide! See how I go ;) I thought Kona Pearl Pink would be a good backdrop for them, what do you think? Drop me a message if you want to make one too :) Jessie, xo