20 May 2014

EPP Diamond Quilt Update: 05/14

The weather down in my part of the world has been just glorious lately, which can only mean one thing - there has been a lot more English paper piecing action around here! 


I had had a restful weekend and seized the good weather opportunity to crack on with my EPP diamond quilt outside. I've not worked on this project for some time, so it was nice to get back into the swing of it. Appliqueing each diamond to the backing probably takes me at least 20 minutes (yes, I'm very slow!) I generally save it for TV time in the evening but I'm usually quite tired then so I don't get much done. I always seem to be a little more motivated to sew these outside when the sun is shining :-)





I love the way it's looking, and I'm enjoying the slower pace with this quilt - watching it grow and take shape. As I sit and sew them I've thought I would even like to hand quilt it once the top is finished, I know :-/ Am I completely crazy? I've still got lots to applique so I guess time will tell...

16 comments:

  1. Oh, it's looking so fantastic. And if you hand quilt it, all I can say is WOW. Either way, it's going to be so beautiful. Can't wait to see it done.

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  2. It looks fabulous. I have some of these to do too

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  3. It's looking so beautiful, Jessie!

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  4. They are so pretty! I finally bought some pieces and look forward to making some soon! I plan to hand quilt my hexie flower quilt once its finished, too! xo Heather

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  5. It looks beautiful Jessy, and like all your work it looks fresh and pretty. Can I ask how you applique the stars to the background fabric? Your piecing looks perfect as always, but your stitches are so teeny, it looks like the stars have been stuck on, what stitch do you use, or is there a magic trick only experienced EPP'ers know?

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    1. Thanks so much Sharon! You're so sweet, I just do a simple whip-stitch. I did a quick tutorial on how to do it here: http://messyjessecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/english-paper-piecing-applique-tutorial.html

      Hope this helps :-) xo

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  6. It's so dreamy Jessie! And 20mins to applique a star seems pretty good to me!!! I think hand quilting would be amazing but maybe you could do a mix of both so that you can snuggle up under it a bit sooner?! x

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  7. It's so beautiful. The colours and fabrics are so pretty. I'm looking forward to see it finished.

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  8. Beautiful! I have yet to work up the courage to hand quilt. Kudos to you!

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  9. Absolutely lovely. That fabric makes me very happy. :)

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  10. Such pretty fabrics... look forward to seeing it finished. Though hopefully it will keep you company through many summer days before then!

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Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments.
I love reading each and every one. I try and respond to questions in the comments so other readers can see as well. Best wishes, Jessie