Wednesday, 3 December 2014

English Paper Pieced Cushion Finish


I have finally finished this English Paper Pieced (EPP) cushion.

Finished Spring Carnival EPP Cushion
For those that don't know, EPP is a hand piecing method originating in England where the fabric is wrapped around pieces of paper to hold the shape for piecing.  I find this a great way to relax in front of the TV in the evenings.

 I believe the pattern is called spring carnival and is made up of squares and triangles around a central hexagon.
All pieces in this cushion have sides 2 inches in length, bigger than previous projects I have completed.  

I found these beautiful wellington boot/ gum boot fabrics which are the star in this cushion and have been paired with coordinating tone on tone floral fabrics in green, blue and pink.

I have backed the top with muslin and used a 100% bamboo batting before quilting with simple straight lines following the squares of the design.

I backed the cushion with the green fabric and inserted a hidden zipper.

I love it and can't wait to make some more using this pattern.

Thank you for popping by,


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- My Quilt Infatuation
- Quilt Story
- Blossom Heart Quilts
- Stitch by Stitch
- Freemotion by the River
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  1. Neat pattern. I love how it looks round, but it's all straight lines. I like your pillow!

    1. Thank you Sally - I couldn't imagine sewing with curves, much trickier!