About a month ago I started thinking about making a hexagon EPP quilt. English Paper Piecing is a method of using paper to stabilise the fabric. After wrapping the fabric around each paper piece and basting in place, you hand sew each piece together to form a quilt.
I don't have any quilting experience really but I do like a challenge! I made this quilt a couple of years ago and although I love it, I have never been completely happy with the fabric choices. I haven't forgotten about this quilt project by the way, it will just have to be made another day.
I'm using the beautiful 1930s quilt above as inspiration. I sketched out a few designs until I figured out something workable for the scale of my quilt. My hexagons will be approximately 2 inches across. That's quite a bit bigger than on the antique quilt, which must have taken months to complete.
Next was a trip here to swoon over all of the fabrics. After much umm-ing and ahh-ing, we came back with a little bundle of florals, which are now pre-washed.
I've started to cut my hexagons and will post my progress here soon. I'll also post on my instagram feed.
I think this will take a few weeks (or maybe months depending on how fast I am) to piece together. I hope I have the patience! Though I think the actual piecing will be relatively straight forward. It's the actual quilting I'm mildly concerned about as it will probably need to be hand-sewn too. I guess I'll deal with that obstacle when I get there!