Well, it seems that I am behind on my posting. My humblest apologies. My only excuse is some extensive dental work, a scan of the sinuses, and a few machine projects that needed some attention. Oh and let's not mention that day job!
Since our last encounter, a couple of good things have happened with my EPP project. First I figured out a good container for portability that works for me. I have seen all of these nice little tins with everything neatly packed and ready to go, but found that this is just too small for me. I like to be able to take everything and find it easily. So I found a neat food container in the plastics aisle at the closest superstore. It works great; I love the divider, and the lid makes a great work space in the car.
The second great thing for me is that I decided to add red to my table runner. I see two color creations all of the time and truly love them. And, someday, I will make something great in only two colors. However, this handwork was just begging me to add some color--so red it is!
Third, I decided to add another block from the book. I started with the Caroline and have now added the Judy. I love them both. (Oddly enough, I had two friends in high school named Caroline and Judi. Judi even has a daughter named Caroline. Maybe that has something to do with it. We have been out of school longer than I care to reveal, but life's little coincidences make me smile.)
Finally, I have settled on a small table runner this time, but I am working on the next project in my head and really want to make the little quilt in the book, The New Hexagon. I am thinking of a boyish look for my first grandchild, which is a boy expected to arrive this summer.
P.S. What is your best advice for the novice English Paper Piecer. Leave your comment below. Let's have a discussion.
P.S.S. I recently finished this little quilt for a very sweet girl with whom I work. Her adorable little boy has arrived and all is well. We are all so very happy for Dawn and her hubby.