One of the things that inspired me to get back to blogging now was coming upon hydee ann's Linky Party for English Paper Piecing projects. I have two such projects on the roster right now and am feeling excited about one of them….
I joined a Flickr group swap early this year – Get Your Hex On. My group has members from the UK, USA, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and then little old me from Canada. I’ve had a chance to make some interesting EPP pieces – teeny tiny bits and in a variety of shapes. My month was August and I asked the group to help me make Geta Grama's Flower Ball.
I am a little disappointed with this swap. I am still waiting for two of the pieces, although one is in the mail, I’m told. And two people made their pieces upside down. I have fixed one of them but still have the other to do. As the pieces are not uniform shapes, I will have to remake that whole block. But I do think this will be gorgeous when finished – right now I am sewing the various blocks together and I have to make a flower that was assigned to me. I haven’t decided what to do with this when finished. Probably either a round table topper or else I will applique it on to a quilt.
My other project is a grandmother’s flower garden. I’ve been a member of the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap since it started back in 2011. About a year ago I took over managing the swap and felt I had to stay on as a member a couple of months later when I decided I had enough flowers. So I started getting my swap partners to send second round hexies for my flowers and this baby is starting to be put together!!
I have NEVER seen a grandmother’s flower garden quilt and I haven’t found a picture online that helps me to see sizes and finishing options. If you have any suggestions for where I can find more information I’d love to hear about it.
I’m excited to be part of the EPP linky party. I am hoping this is going to really inspire me to get some hand stitching done each month!!