Thursday, 27 July 2017

New EPP Cushion Kits and a Love P&Q block

Are you a lover of hand sewing? Are you as addicted to English paper-piecing as I am? Everywhere you read these days, we're been told to take time out and do something mindful and relaxing, forget the busy mad world around us, just for a little while, and concentrate the mind on something meditative.

Well, my answer to this is to always have a hand-piecing project on the go, wherever I go - you may have seen me stitching away at a recent quilt show. And as you know, I like to share my addictions, which is why I'm releasing two new Cushion Kits, just in time for the summer hols!




This Hexy Cushion kit comes in subtle shades of grey, pink and green from P&B Textiles' Bear Essentials collection. As a huge fan of the humble hexagon, I love playing around with different layouts, and these rows are a firm favourite. Fast glue basting and a clever piecing technique makes this a quick project to come together. If you would rather use your own fabrics, I have also released this as a pattern, though you will still need the pre-cut 1" paper pieces, which you can get here. You can also download this pattern as a PDF in my Etsy shop.



My second new kit is one of my Diamond Cushions, made with Alison Glass' Sun Prints fabrics in gorgeous modern monochromes. This cushion design features a full star layout, and I have used a pink 12wt Aurifil thread to hand quilt each diamond. Both of these kits come with all the fabric you need to complete the cushion panel, including binding, plus a Sewline glue pen, paper templates, wadding and thread, and of course full colour instructions, perfect for that portable holiday project.



Elsewhere, today is my day on Instagram to share my block for Love Patchwork & Quilting's sew along featuring the booklet of 32 fabulous blocks free with the current issue. I chose to make this cross design using Michael Miller's Sweet Everlasting fabrics - wouldn't this make a gorgeous quilt, maybe with alternating fabrics?? If only I had the time... There are some beautiful blocks being made and shared on IG - why not join in with #lpq32blocksSAL

Talking of time... where does it go?? I'm making steady progress on my EPP Block of the Month design for next year... might be a tall order to get it done for Harrogate though. Still, I'm loving how these rounds are coming together. If you would like to hear more about this BOM, subscribe to my Newsletter to hear regular updates and how to sign up.



Linking up with Let's Bee Social, Midweek Makers and Needle & Thread Thursday

11 comments:

  1. Louisa, your work is lovely. Happy Stitching!

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    1. Thank you so much Jocelyn, same to you! :)

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  2. I'm still crushing on those round pieces! I love having a good EPP project to work on!

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    1. Haha, they are yummy aren't they! I can't wait to get sewing them onto the grey and see how they come together...

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  3. Loving your design for the BOM for 2018. Looking good!

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    1. Thank you Angie, and thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. Those rounds are so pretty - can't wait to see what you do with them! The pressure is on - thanks for sharing this week!

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    1. Pressure indeed! Something tells me it's going to be seen in parts at the show in Harrogate! haha!

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  5. How beautiful your paper pieced circles are! They are delightful -- colors, fabrics, and pattern!

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    1. Thank you very much Nancy, I'm glad you like them, I'm really enjoying myself! :)

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