Friday, 6 January 2017

Introducing Flower English Paper Piecing Worksheet 1 - Flowers, Flowers, Flowers


Today I'm introducing my first set of EPP Flower Worksheets, this is for my Flowers, Flowers, Flowers layout

So, you’ve collected and made your EPP flowers and have chosen your final pattern, now you have
these questions:
 - how many flowers do I need for a queen sized quilt?
 - how many background hexagons will I need?
 - how much fabric should I buy for the or edging?

This workpaper was developed to answer the above and includes the following:
 - line drawings for each of 5 quilt sizes
 - total number of flowers required for each quilt size
 - total number of background pieces required for each quilt size
 - total amount of fabric required for the flowers 
 - total amount of fabric required for the background for each quilt size 
This information is included on the first page for each size:

Quilt sizes included:
 - crib 46 x 50 inches
 - throw 51 x 65 inches
 - twin 67 x 97 inches
 - queen 97 x 98 inches
 - king 109 x 109 inches

Original patterns and calculations are for use with 1 inch hexagons, however conversions for the
following sized hexagons are included:
 - ½ inch
 - 3/4 inch
 - 1-½  inch
 - 2 inch

The second page for each size shows the layout for the quilt, this can be used to plan colour placing or to update your progress:

A free copy of the throw size is available for 4 weeks here, the full worksheet is available in my Etsy shop here.

If you use these worksheets to create a quilt please share it with me.

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Tuesday, 3 January 2017

A Christmas Pillow Case Gift


As a Christmas gift I made this pillow case for a friend.. 😃

It is made with scraps and a orphan block after making Bermuda's Quilt 

I wanted to create something that looked like it belonged with the quilt but wanted to use up as many of the scraps I had as possible.

I feel that the triangles alongside one quilt sized block fits my brief.

I am really please with how it looks, I've even managed to use up another orphan half block - with the dragonflies.

I kept the quilting simple, on the triangle section I just quilted 1/8 inch from each seam line.

In the diamond block section I quilted it as I did on the actual quilt - straight line quilting in the diamond with pebbles and some swirls and a few feathers for luck!

That was my last finish for 2016 😊

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