Saturday, August 23, 2008

English Paper Piecing

I went to Occoquan today and did some shopping. Occoquan is a little old fashioned shopping area with two cute quilt shops: Epicurean Crafts and Treasures From the Heart. They also have a fabulous craft show every spring and fall. I got a bag FULL of scraps for $4. I'm going to use them for the framed hexagon project (see previous post). I'm thinking that they would make great Christmas presents. I also got a few fat quarters for my appliqué stash and some wool. Whenever I find good wool, which isn't often, I buy it.

I also found out about a machine quilting class in October at one of the quilt shops there. So I am definitely signing up for that one.

I got my bird earrings in the mail yesterday! They were so beautiful, that I put the right on! Look how nicely they were packaged:

I started the hexagon project last night. English paper piecing is so fun! I like projects that are portable and that I can do on the couch :) Here's a better shot of my fabric scraps:

And here is a pic of the first 'floret':


Jeanette said...

I wish you lived by me so you could teach me how to do this.

I can't wait to see it come together =0)

My mom and I went shopping yesterday too, I got a couple things for my swap partner and some cute fabric for a quilt I am collecting for just in case I ever get around to sewing again.

Joy said...

Hi Jennifer, I've been visiting some of the Stitcher's Angels, I hope you don't mind me dropping in ;o). I love your fabric scraps - I've been so pleased to see some more quilters who like to stitch hexagons!! Careful, it's addictive LOL. I put my hexy quilt (WIP) on my blog just a couple of days ago, I'd love you to visit.
Joy :o)