Anyhow, I was busy tidying up my stash today - I needed to buy FOUR more fabric boxes to put it all in (I really, really, really need to stop buying fabric. Is there a support group out there for me?) - when I noticed my EPP blocks. I decided to put them all put on the floor together and see what they looked like. Guess what they looked like?
Fabric vomit. And not in a good way. Aggghhhh - after all that work too. So do you know what I did? Are you sitting down? Do you have a stiff drink?
I culled. my. EPP. blocks. Three of them. Gone from the quilt.
I know, right? Culling hand sewing is some kind of quilting crime.
The lesson learned is that even when you're making a scrappy quilt, there needs to be SOME sort of coherence to it. This is what's left. 16 blocks.
|Eye twitching EPP|
I'm going for a sort of pinky, bluey, lineny colour way now. The three really dark blocks are gone. And there seem to be an abundance of polka dots. That's natural I guess. Polka dots are awesome. But the fabrics I have picked out for the next blocks are a lot lighter so that it doesn't look too overwhelming.
I'm going to do eight more hexagons and then the half hexies for the sides. Rather than doing a whole quilt, it's going to be a panel for the centre and I'm going to sash around it in white or a low volume print. I'm not sure which. I seem to change my mind about what I'm doing with this each month. The only thing that is consistent is that every time I look at it, I decide it's going to be smaller. Heh.
Right, I'm exhausted after all that. I'm linking up to Hydeeann's EPP party. It was like hand sewing karma when I pulled put my ipad and realised she had put her EPP post up straight after my EPP crisis. Come and have a look (well, after you've given me a little pep talk about how my quilting life hasn't come to an end from removing some blocks).