Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Adventures in EPP....

I have one more radiation treatment to go!!!!!!


I had seen several mentions lately about a Morris Hexathon. I investigated and found Barbara Brackman's Material Culture blog. 

Barbara is a quilt historian and if you're interested there is quite a lot of interesting reading to be had on her blog. She is the source of the Morris Hexathon. There are to be 26 hexagons and so far 15 templates have been posted.

I'm a total newbie to quilting and English Paper Piecing but I figure you have to start somewhere...right?

Here is the post that introduces the Morris Hexathon.....link. To find the rest of the discussions you can look at the page I created on my menu bar across the top. I called it Morris Hexathon. 

I found 10 fat quarters that are sort of William Morris-ish in my stash. The fabric design is called All About Autumn #2362 by Laurie Godin for Northcott.


Fist off an admission. I should have read the tutorials but as usual I sailed off on my own...sigh. When will I ever learn?

I tried two of the Hexagons...Westminster and Camelot Star.

I totally screwed up on the little end triangles that finish Westminster as you can see. I don't think I should have all that stuff hanging down. It should be much neater. I will unpick those pieces and try again.



Camelot Star looks a bit more like what I think it should turn out to be in the end.



I will now go and read the tutorials ...:)

Take care. 

8 comments:

Lin said...

I think you have been quilting long enough to figure this stuff out on your own. Looks GREAT to me!

Hooray on the last treatment!!

Lin said...

I have to agree with the lovely lady above who shares my name - your blocks look brilliant to me - don't worry about the ears, they have to go somewhere! Love your fabrics and great news about the radio. Hugs. xx

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Well, these blocks are beautiful and the fabrics you used are stunning together. I'm going to check out the links, just to see what it's about. I like making hexies but I never made other EPP pieces.
xx, Carol

elle said...

Good for you, all around! The colours look smashing but NO way I'm paper piecing. Is that by hand? a double NO! lol

Jo Ferguson said...

Beautiful blocks and I love your fabric choices. It's hard to slow down and read the instructions when you're excited about a new project...lol.

The Stitch Fiddler said...

Beautiful, love the colors, love the print

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful news that you only have one more treatment Mary Ann, whoopee! I think your pieces look lovely, I can assure you that if I hadn't read the tutorials I could never have created anything as lovely LOL. Deb xo

Magpie's Mumblings said...

So happy to hear your treatments are nearly at an end. Woo hoo!! I love your fabric choices for your blocks but sorry you have to frog - I suppose there's a lesson there, but one that I never can seem to learn.

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