Carrying on with Americana theme from last week, I thought these scrappy red stars looked quite patriotic sitting on my dining table, don't you think? I've been working on these for a couple of evenings as a change from my other hand sewing WIP's. I happened to come across this Seven Sister's quilt top by Martha, over at Q Is For Quilter blog recently that I instantly fell in love with so I set about copying her exactly! ;-) I'm a big fan of Martha's work; like myself, she has a real passion for antique quilt patterns and fabrics. She makes the most beautiful quilts using traditional templates and true authentic vintage and antique prints, which I adore. Can't go wrong in my book.
I've used the Sewline glue pen method for the last couple of EPP projects I've done, and my gosh it's quick! After cutting the fabrics to use with the 1-1/4" diamond shapes they were all basted in no time at all.This is going to be a table centre or wall hanging using the layout below, adding in some white diamonds to join the stars together. It's so enjoyable to be doing a smaller EPP project, I seem to love taking on giant projects which take forever and a day to complete!
In other EPP news, I'm in the midst of planning a run of blog posts for a 'Summer Series on English Paper Piecing'. The summer is a great time to play with EPP so I thought I would give a low down covering errything! From a little history, the basics; hexagons, diamonds, finishing EPP projects, patterns and more. Starting possibly 21st July if all goes to plan. Please drop me a comment below if there is anything specific you'd like me to cover and I will add it in ;-)