Saturday, 24 October 2015

Introducing English Paper Pieced Muddled Geese


I've been working on some new English Paper Pieced (EPP) pieces lately, I've been really enjoying doing my hand piecing and relaxing at the end of the day

I've wanted to complete a flying geese quilt for a long time but have been intimidated by the points and decided that I have much more control over that with EPP

I've used large geese for this quilt, each 'goose' is meant to be 6" x 3" finished, BUT ... I printed my own shapes and forgot to uncheck the 'fit to page' option meaning that they were reduced in size ... a rooky error that I haven't made in a LONG time.

I didn't notice until I had finished it - so this quilt is made with 5.5" x 2.25" flying geese, making it a finish of 33 inches square

I've raided my scraps for this quilt trying to choose pairs of fabrics that incorporate a low(ish) and high(ish) volume fabric, but more importantly, pairs that co-ordinated with each other.

I always print and cut my own templates.  

I created downloadables that can be purchased on etsy, I shared information about them here, or you can find them in a variety of sizes in my Etsy store here.

Just remember to uncheck the 'fit to page' option when printing!

Now I have to try and make some time to get back to the machine to quilt it.

Thank you for popping by,

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

September EPP Flower Update


This update is a little late, but I am pleased to say that the flowers were completed and posted promptly

I made these for Maggie in Ohio USA. She asked for civil war fabric flowers.  These are not fabrics that I have in my stash and I wasn't 100% sure what I was looking for, I hope she's happy with them.

I made these two to add to my flower garden

I'm still loving the variations of pink and purple, I now have 33 flowers.

I am beginning to think about what setting I will use for these for my bed sized quilt.  There are so many options out there - for just a few, check out my pinterest board.
I'm fairly sure that I have got idea's for one layout a week for a year - maybe that's a challenge to myself!!

Once that decision is made I'll know how many flowers I actually need!

I also completed a friendship flower to send to Patty who recently lost her husband of 50 years, this was arranged by one of the ladies in the English Paper Piecing group on facebook

We all made flowers with yellow centres for friendship and joy with blue petals for health and healing.

I've already completed my October flowers but I'll wait until I know they've been received before I share them with you.

Thanks for popping by,

Friday, 16 October 2015

Introducing my downloadable EPP Basic Shapes pack


Today I want to introduce you to my new downloadable EPP basic shapes templates with printable pieces for English Paper Piecers that are now available through my Etsy shop.

Each download includes the shown 4 shapes that enable you to make a multitude of patterns based around the flying geese shape
  - hexagon

 - diamond
 - square
 - triangle

There are many possible combinations for these shapes, a few are shown below

There are currently 4 versions available to create your own amazing EPP creations in the following sizes:
 - 1/2 inch
 - 3/4 inch
 - 1 inch
 - 2 inch

Additionally if you require the files with different size shapes I can create these for you - just drop me an email: vicki {dot} isaacs {at} bigopond {dot} com

Please note that these downloadable templates include the SHAPES ONLY, no patterns so that you can be as creative as you like.

I am also working on pattern sheets using these templates and other downloadable templates using other shapes.  Please follow along on here, or facebook to keep updated.

If there is something that you'd specifically like to see, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for popping by