Sunday, 7 July 2013

Old dog, new tricks

Not much to report here except I've started English paper piecing. 

Yep, the girl who hates hand sewing. 

Except how seriously cute is this?



They're 2" 60 degree diamonds. I'm smitten. There goes the next five years of my spare time. 

I have shamelessly poached the pattern idea from Rita's (Red Pepper Quilts) MIL. I understand her quilt took about three years. *sigh*

And it turns out I hate basting. But I love sewing the little pieces together, because they look so good.  The pleasure, the pain. 

Let's see how long I hang in there, eh!

9 comments:

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

oh that is so adorable!! Great fabrics! The cuteness alone will keep you going :)
If it helps I baste the naughty but quick way going through the paper and fabric.

Nicky said...

Love these...too cute.

Paula said...

Way too cute. Work like this inspires me to give EPP a go myself.

Sarah Lizzie said...

Yes indeedy....they are seriously cute!! Hang in there....I predict a gorgeous quilt at the end!!

Heather said...

Adorable - you could always aim to make a cushion in a year instead?

hydeeannsews said...

yes, the pleasure and the pain. but i'm sorta in the middle still on both fronts. all that cutting was the painful part for me! looking forward to seeing more. =)

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Absolutely positively too cute for words!

Karen said...

So cute! I love your fussy cuts! :-)

becclebee said...

Those are such great fabrics! I love love love the design of that block!