Saturday, 5 October 2013

EPP Mystery Project

Golly it's been a while so here's a little catch-up from my sick bed (sick sofa is more accurate, I've not left it much for the last few days -thanks miscellaneous cold/flu/bug!).

I had a last minute interview to attend last week and no outfit which I was happy with. I thought I'd whip up a second Sorbetto in a printed chiffon but have yet to take any pictures so more on that one shortly!

The ATC swap is well under way with some great examples cropping up in the Flickr group. I was working on a first attempt incorporating various ideas but was not at all happy with the result as it just had too much going on. I've decided to simplify it, omit the sequins and just stick with drawn thread embroidery on burlap using embroidery floss in autumnal shades.

I'm currently finding myself really drawn to hand sewing (despite historically having very little patience indeed and favouring fast methods and short cuts). I guess as I'm getting older I can greater appreciate ambling and pondering and the prospect of meticulously creating something entirely by hand.

I've wanted to have a go at English paper piecing for a while. Having spent yesterday confined to the sofa, I thought it would be a good time to try it out with some Andover cotton I've had hanging around for several years.

As this is my first attempt I wanted some information to get me started. I found this post by Florence really helpful, as well as this one by Heidi. I'm making the pattern up as I go using a lozenge template by Lynne of Lily's Quilts and currently have no idea what it will turn into!

Anyone else trying out something new? I hope everyone's germ free and enjoying the weekend!

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