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Friday, 18 December 2009

English paper piecing

This is my first attempt at english paper piecing. I started it when I was 14 and these fabrics are the scraps from clothing sewing. I see my dress and skirt, Dad's shirt, Mum's shirt and the dress and skirt of my sister. Working on my pies and tarts has made me think about my hexagons. I am enjoying the pies and tarts a lot. I find hand sewing very relaxing. I am actually getting into some sort of flow with the pies, of course that doesn't mean that I have finished November's block yet! I'll get there. I am concentrating on Christmas sewing at the moment. Actually I'm really quite enjoying it. Back to the sewing!


Mary said...

That is great that you still have that. Have fun with the sewing, you know how much I love handwork. I'm hoping to get my Christmas gifts finished this weekend. They are calling for 12 inches or more of snow here - starting tonight and then the snow should be going strong all day tomorrow. I'm glad I have finished all of my shopping. I wont have to leave the house - that's a good thing since I HATE to drive in snow. Enjoy your weekend!

Jo-Anne said...

Very lovely! I do so adore quilts like this. My grandma used to ask for our old worn out clothes to make up quilts like this. We loved to spy our old clothes in them.
I hope you are not too hot all the way "down under". Thankfully, I am starting to (finally) cool off. :)
Take care-
P.S. LOOOVE your bag in the previous post.

joolzmac said...

Hi Kris

Reminds me of yummy liquorice allsorts!

Best wishes for a peaceful, happy Christmas!

Cheers - Joolz

Levin (and Emily) said...

i love the fact that you have memories included in your quilt. i'm also doing english paper piecing but very slowly. it's a nice thing to do in the car or whilst you are watching tv.
are you ready for christmas???

MsDesigns said...

Wow! What memories! I just love hexagons. It is so fun to find someone else that loves EPP (English Paper Piece) as I do.

I would love to have you join our online workshop where we make EPP projects all year around. We work with the hexagons and many other shapes too. We just finished up our "Blooming Lone Star" table runner and you can see them at

You can find the workshop at

cindy aka MsDesigns
website: http://www.cddesigns.com
blog: http://blog.quiltcampus.net/msdesigns/
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