A little EPP

I wanted to try a English Paper Piecing pattern I saw a couple weeks ago. So a few days after we moved I just had to just sit and relax! A perfect opportunity to create especially since it was my sister in laws birthday coming up. I decided to print the template at 80%. You can find the template here over at Bryan House Quilts. She made an awesome pillow with these stars!

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It came together pretty quickly. My center wasn’t perfect (sorry for the cell phone pic.)  but it didn’t really matter since I was going to turn it into this:

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A pincushion! I hand sewed this lovely star onto some linen-ish fabric. They I used my 6.5 inch square ruler to square it up. I then sewed this sweet pin cushion together leaving an opening to be able to fill it with crushed walnut shells. I happened to find the perfect button in my button bin too it hid my wonky center quite nicely!

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It was kind of hard to give this away but my sil was thrilled with her little gift! Yay!

linking to finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts and Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation

13 comments:

audrey said...
August 16, 2013 at 9:07 AM

So cute! I haven't seen that EPP block before, and it's super fun. :)

sarahquilts.com said...
August 16, 2013 at 9:16 AM

So cute! Love that black text print.

wombatquilts.com said...
August 16, 2013 at 11:45 AM

What a darling little pincushion. Great work.

Kelly Young said...
August 16, 2013 at 2:43 PM

This pincushion is so cute. The black fabric against the brights and linen work so well together.

I'm so glad you shared this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Julie said...
August 16, 2013 at 2:44 PM

That is so cute - I would be happy to receive that as a birthday gift. How are you enjoying your new home - does it feel like "home" now?

Becca said...
August 16, 2013 at 2:54 PM

This is so cute! Thanks for linking to me. :)

Alia said...
August 16, 2013 at 3:34 PM

that's so pretty! lovely little gift

Laura C @ littleandlots said...
August 16, 2013 at 6:01 PM

I'm glad your SIL loves it! The fabrics you chose are great, and I love the little button in the center. Well done!

DeborahGun said...
August 16, 2013 at 7:37 PM

such a pretty gift :-)

Megan said...
August 17, 2013 at 5:40 PM

So pretty! :-)

Cari said...
August 19, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Wow, that is so cute! Love how the text print lines up and contrasts so well with the other fabrics. I've been putting off trying EPP but this really makes me want to start!

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