Monday, March 17, 2014

English Paper Piecing - progress milestone

I've been making slow but steady progress on my English Paper Piecing ... I've finished the border of colored diamonds, and added a complete row of white-ish diamonds, which is more than a whole-row-around since the picture in my previous post about this quilt project. 

The vintage-inspired colorful fabrics still make me smile. I started with some "actual" vintage fabrics, added some reproduction-vintage fabrics, and threw in some regular fabrics that just seem to fit the style! I love it!

I'm thinking I'll add at least two more rows of white-ish diamonds. (The border is a variety of whites & creams, including some solids, some woven-in white-on-white stripes, and some woven-in white-on-white florals.)

After that, since the quilt top will still be so small (right now, it measures 35" x 45"), I'll probably lay the whole thing on a cream-colored background, add something colorful for a border (more diamonds? squares?), and then add batting and backing, and quilt it. That whole procedure should add at least 10 inches to each side, making this a decent lap-sized quilt.

Every time I put anything quilty on the floor, the cat shows up to inspect.

Silly cat. 

I'm linking this post to this week's Monday Morning Star Count at Life Under Quilts, and looking forward to seeing what sorts of English Paper Piecing other quilters have been working on.

In other quilting news, I'm ALWAYS in the middle of multiple quilty projects. 
Lately, I have:
- Quilted 2 quilt tops my great-great-grandmother made!
- Finished a Quilt-As-You-Go quilt!
- Made a shirts-and-sheets quilt top - with lots of bright orange! [Update: Sneak peek of that quilt here.]
- Sewn some bits and pieces on my Double Wedding Ring quilt top.
- Almost finished enough leaders-and-enders for a big quilt top!
- Started and finished baby quilts for my two newest nieces! [Update: Blogged about them here.]
- Finished a couple more quilts to list on eBay! [Update: See posts here and here.]
- I've also been meaning to share pictures of some quilts I worked on last year but never blogged about! [Update: One finally-blogged finish post here.]

I'm hoping to blog about all of those things soon (the links above are links for blog posts where I started or mentioned those items. Real posts coming soon!)

Not long ago, my son-who's-having-a-birthday-soon suggested that when I finish the quilts I've got started, maybe I can make another quilt for him. (Good thinkin'. After all, I've made each of my girls a jeans quilt AND a patchwork quilt; I've made each of my boys a jeans quilt. Time to make a couple of boy quilts. So. I have a plan for a guy-quilt for my son. Not sure if it'll happen before birthday time, but we'll see.) [Update: I DID make an NFL Quilt, complete with quilted-in FOOTBALLS! Blog post here.]


  1. Very, very pretty colors; the white makes those vintage pieces pop. All your work looks so neat!

  2. Wow. You sure are busy. The EPP quilt is coming along. It's one of those things that takes time and is great for take along work. I just started mine last month and am thinking about what sort of border I can add when it gets bigger. My initial plan was for a queen size quilt! Crazy huh?

  3. I love the white borders. I think an entire quilt of just that would be beautiful. Boring to make, but beautiful.

    1. Oh...I absolutely love your repro-vintage fabrics! I want to start collecting fabrics like this for an EPP project. Your quilt is so beautiful and I can't wait to see it finished!

  4. Beautiful vintage prints! Isn't it funny how a quilt is a magnet for a cat?

  5. Love that string of diamonds in the border!

  6. You are so productive! I love your EPP quilt. It is just beautiful. I invite you link to Hexie Weekend (ends tonight, midnight). We love to see any kind of EPP eye candy. I'll be back as I am a new follower. Off to see your quilt as you go.


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