Sunday, February 1, 2015
Sew Along Update
Happy February all! I am amazed at how quickly January flew by! Today, I Just wanted to check in and show you how my EPP project is coming along. I feel like I am really starting to find my comfort zone. First, I settled on whip stitching the pieces together. It seems to be my best choice at this point. I also love the addition of red and am starting to think about a very bright, fussy, and more modern next project. I love the little baby quilt in the back of my book, The New Hexagon, so I am using that as my inspiration as I finish this project and continue to work on machine pieced creations and my knitting. It's the project in the back of my mind.
Additionally, I have learned something about myself while working on this project. I guess this is something that I have always known, but I never really admitted it until now. I am impatient with the process at times. I do not think that I have ever cut an entire quilt before starting to sew. I have never made all of my blocks before I start putting the rows together, and it is rare that I buy the entire quilt at one time. I almost always leave the backing until I have the top finished, or I wait to get the binding after I have seen the top quilted. I guess I just can't wait to see things coming together, or maybe it is that I just love the sewing better than the preparing. Who knows, but EPP is making me very aware of my own habits and processes. I am putting things together before I get the larger hexies pieced, and I am designing on the fly. Typical Mary!
Hope your EPP project is coming along quickly and is giving you much joy!