Hello!!! It certainly has been a while since posting my last blog! Much has happened in the last few weeks. It has all been very good though. Firstly, I have a job at one of our local quilting stores, working three days a week. It is so very delicious playing with fabric all day long and talking to wonderful quilting folk. Secondly, my two older boys have come home after a successful year at college. It is so wonderful having all the chicks back in the nest. As you have probably deduced, this has left me with a lot less time to sew!!!
I have been working on some EPP (English Paper Piecing) though. I am totally in love with the process. I had posted some EPP that I have been working on in reproduction fabrics! The quilt store that I work at has a wonderful selection of Kaffe Fassett and Phil Jacobs fabrics that are just too colorful for words. I felt something bright was in order for a change.
So I decided to make a diamond shaped motif with my hexagons. I am not sure whether the camera does the background fabric any justice, but it is the most gorgeous purple.
I absolutely hate throwing away small scraps of fabric!!! I was so excited to find paper templates for a 1/2 inch hexagon. Have you ever seen anything so cute? I have decided to do a dolls quilt with the little scraps. I am thinking an apricot background would look lovely! Now, if I have anything left of my salary, I will buy some the next time I go in to work! One tends not to bring home too much money working in a quilt store. My stash, however, is growing - much to my dear husbands dismay!!!
I have actually had a small finish and will post that over the weekend. I hope you are all having fun and crafting up a storm!