Monday, 9 December 2013

It's EPP time

It must be nearly a month since I last told you about my EPP, because it has been that long since Hydeeann's last EPP linky party.  Since then I have been meaning to show you the hexagons that I brutally culled from my quilt and put out to pasture.  I have yet to think of a new purpose for them, but I have no doubt that something will spring to mind at some point.

But before I show you the poor uglies, here are the new blocks I have made since that drastic day. Look at these awesome fabrics.

*sighs with contentment*

Well there's a lot of pink, but there's nothing wrong with that in my world.

I am really happy with these blocks.  I'm sure there is a lesson in this about careful colour and fabric choices before you start hand sewing, but I won't be dwelling on that.  There's no point sitting around and beating yourself up about a fabric crisis.  The world isn't going to end because of bad use of liberty.  Well, maybe.  But not today.

Talking of which, here are the rejects.

Yes that is some Hello Kitty liberty tana lawn.  Yes it is purple.  No it shouldn't be in a quilt.

I don't have much positive to say about these.  Individually, they look okay.  Together, I don't know what I was thinking.  And they certainly don't go with my pinky, bluey, lineny theme.  Of course I hadn't decided about that before.  Heh.

I think it's about time I dragged my EPP out again and did some more - I had a goal to try and do a block a week, but I haven't been keeping up recently.

Any how, I'll be linking up to Hydeeann's party on Saturday - are you impressed at how organised I am in advance?  Go and have a look at the lovely bits and pieces everyone is doing.

splish splash stash


10 comments:

Marie Lismore said...

All beautiful even the ones you rejected!! I have no doubt they will fit in beautifully in another project!

Paula said...

Beautiful, and yes even the rejects are lovely. They mightnot work in this project but will certainly look good elsewehere. I have some Hello Kitty Liberty from a scrap pack, I was surprised by it.

kim said...

Hard choice but I think you did the right thing. Maybe you could put the culled blocks on the back.
I wish I had enough patience to do some epp. Yours looks so perfect, all the points where they should be. Maybe one day....

Heidi said...

The pinks have really perked things up!

Nita said...

I like the rejects, lol! They would be great in a random scrap hexi star quilt. It could be donated to a child's charity...so many things to look at i. A quilt like that. :)

Leonie said...

You are pretty hardcore in all your crafting goals! I love these blocks, like you say individually all gorgeous :) I am sure you will find a way to use them for other projects in future :)

pandchintz said...

Great fabrics! Perhaps the rejects could be the start of their own quilt!!

hydeeannsews said...

the keepers are looking amazing together already! as for the culled bits, I see purple/green/gold in the first 3. the last one didn't fit with your red/pink/blues? from here it looks like it should. but you know best! thanks for being prepared for the party early. see you there on Saturday!

Glinda ♥ said...

They're all beautifully made, Liz ... I like the idea of using the rejects on the back :)

Tiffany said...

My favourite is by far the boots and ruler block! I can see why you had to remove it, but I think it's awesome. You must have done a lot of work fussy cutting!
We have an 18 hour drive to Seattle next week. Maybe I should cut up some triangles and try to learn EPP....