Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Star & Hexagon EPP Quilt Update - November


I am slowly making progress on my star and hexagon English Paper Pieced (EPP) quilt, whilst working on other projects too.

Here is a count of what I have to date using 2" diamonds and hexagons:

15 star and diamond slabs, that's 8 stars and 16 diamonds per slab or  total of 120 stars and 240 hexagons

5 half star and diamond slabs (I created these to add a bit more width to the quilt), that's 4 stars and 8 diamonds per slab or 20 stars and 40 hexagons

10 white side border pieces each consisting of 8 hexagons and 2 diamonds, a total of 80 hexagons and 20 diamonds

7 top/bottom border pieces each consisting of 8 hexagons and 3 diamonds, totaling 56 hexagons and 21 diamonds to date

Were you playing along?  the total completed to date is:

  • 140 stars OR 840 diamonds
  • 416 hexagons
  • 41 white diamonds
I have most of the missing border pieces basted, I am just piecing them in my production line like method.

To complete the borders I need to stitch another 56 hexagons and 21 diamonds and then complete the corner pieces

All of these sections fit together a little like a jigsaw, the blue sections below are the ones I have completed to date:

The end is in sight.  I plan on free motion quilting this on my domestic machine in 3 sections and then joinging and completing.

For previous posts on this quilt, click here.

Thanks for popping by


  1. Your fabric combination has a comforting feeling about it. Very nice!

  2. Wow- you are so close to the quilting stage! I can't wait to see how you do it in sections...

  3. Thank you for popping by and for your kind words