Thursday, August 22, 2013

paper piecing

I've been into paper piecing lately. And while I worked mostly on epp hexie flowers, I decided to change things up a little bit and dab into some foundation paper piecing.


I just love how this sweet Happy Hexagon Trivet from Ayumi's Patchwork, Please! book turned out. It was such a fun little project and I got to play with my scraps, too. Totally a win - win combination.


The thing I probably like the most about foundation paper piecing is that all the points turn out perfectly pointy. Love, love, love!!!


Here's the back of my trivet. I was a little worried about the binding as I have never bound a hexagon shaped anything beofre, but Ayumi gave such great instructions in her book that everything turned out great without any hiccups.


Keeping in with my newfound love for paper piecing, I've also started another epp project - Katy's Spring Carnival. I've had my eye on this pillow for quite some time, but it all seemed so very complicated and I was not sure if my epp skills were up to this challenge.


I was so happy to find out that it was not as scary as it seemed at first, and I'm enjoying working on this pillow a lot. Oh, and it's such a great portable project, too. I made almost the whole flower while waiting for my kids in the pick-up lane this afternoon.

Have a lovely day everyone. Svetlana

Liking up to AmandaJean's Finish it up Friday.

24 comments:

  1. Very cute, love the fabrics you chose :o) Have fun with your spring carnival!

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  2. What pretty work, Svetlana! I haven't had an EPP project for a long while. They are so fun the way the travel! I really must finish my Alabama Chanin dress first...

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  3. Ooh your paper piecing is looking gorgeous. Love that trivet!

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  4. I love your trivet, and that striped binding is great.

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  5. That trivet is amazing! Looks to me like you are having a blast.

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  6. Loving the hexagon trivet and your EPP :)

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  7. I have seen many quilts but these are mind blowing thanks for the sharing and just keep up the good work.

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  8. Love the fabrics on your trivet and I love ferris wheels of course!!!

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  9. So beautiful and cute! And your new blocks are just adorable! Have to look the link for the Spring Carnival. I'm happy you tired paper piecing because I thought also that it's not for me and now I have just finished a quilt with foundation pieced animals. You have sewn so many kind of things that you can do everything!

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  10. You are so daring and able to make anything!!! Your new pillow will be gorgeous!

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  11. Světlanko, moc se ti podložka povedla!! Opravdu, i to lemování... vše ti krásně vyšlo. Už se také na knihu Ayumi těším :) No a nový projekt - krásné barvy a vzory jsi spojila, bude to nádherný polštář! :) Pa pa a krásný víkend přeji :) J.

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  12. You're rocking paper piecing of any kind, Svetlana. Thanks for the eye candy fix and for always inspiring with your beautiful projects.

    Happy weekend!

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  13. I live the trivet and the fabrics you chose are so perfect.
    Your EPP project is fun too

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  14. What a lovely project ! The trivet is UBER CUTE!!!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

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  15. How sweet your trivet turned out, front and back! As always, your projects are amazing. I always look forward to your posts.

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  16. your projects are beautiful, as always! I love your fabric combinations. that carnival block is going to be stunning!

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  17. Love your trivet absolutely gorgeous and your carnival block is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. Marie

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  18. Love your fabric choices, especially the back of the trivet.

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  19. Beautiful trivet. Love the fussy cut center and the backing couldn't be any more perfect.

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  20. Good morning, thank you for a lovely crafty blog. I got so much inspiration looking at your tutorials, pretty pictures and sweet stories. (I read about the ouch pouch.) Hope you have a great day!

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  21. Gorgeous all, Svetlana! Thanks for sharing!

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