Hey buddies. So I skipped last Wednesday’s post because I wasn’t feeling well and didn’t want to follow up my photography post with a bunch of questionable-at-best iphone progress pics. But I’m still feeling bleh, so I’m going to put my pride aside for the sake of documentation 🙂
First up is my EPP project. I actually have one block completed now, but I took this pic last week when I was deciding on color combos. I’m trying to use a bunch of my vintage & 2nd hand fabrics in this so the colors are… interesting. I’m not usually a scrappy fan, but so far I’m liking the direction this is taking.
My picnic quilt has been officially renamed to picnic quilt 2014. But I will not let it become picnic quilt 2015, promise. I did have a mini breakthrough with it and finally tackled more of the scrabble block.
My mother-in-law looked at it and shook her head and said “you know we have a scrabble board you can borrow.” So I definitely have support on this going forward, hahaha.
I also finalized my fabrics for my swoon blocks.
For the background of the block, I’m using some dark chambray I splurged on. I’m in serious love.
Last but not least, I made some progress on my sister’s bridal shower quilt! I cut a bunch of 5in squares and laid them all out. I am actually pleasantly surprised with how this is looking.
The fox square was a placeholder because I’m apparently not great at counting and forgot a grey square. This has been remedied.
This picture gives you a little bit better idea of the colors. I went with a super muted purple and yellow to make it work for my taste. I’m hoping it’s not too subtle for my sister.
Sewing them into rows went fairly quickly and this morning I woke up early and made an attempt to get some rows put together before work.
But didn’t get far before the seam ripper had to come out.
I usually don’t sew long rows together and I don’t know if I will again. Boo.
In other news, this weekend, the nearest “big” town is having a quilt show! I’m hoping to hit it up on Friday so I’ll be sure to take plenty of pics of what I find there. 🙂
So much awesomeness going on! Still loving your picnic quilt, and sorry that it’s being bumped to 2014, but it will be fantastic to have that to look forward to next summer!
Can’t wait to see your Swoon start taking shape, love the fabrics you picked and the chambray is going to be awesome with them!
Thanks! Yah, I’m bummed about it, but I’m telling myself that it will turn out better because I won’t be rushing it. Always good to have something to look forward to right? 🙂
Willit Neverend says
I think your picnic quilt is going to be well worth the effort you put into it. Just a thought, but maybe you will have to add a secret pocket somewhere to store the game pieces.
Your sister’s wedding quilt looks amazing. I’d be stoked to receive it as a gift. Does she know about it?
Love the secret pocket idea for game pieces…wheels turning…
My sister saw people writing on the blocks at her bridal shower (I think), but that’s all she knows. I’m so excited to give it to her!
Karen @ Pieces of Contentment says
There’s fun in the fiddling with an epp, so many possible combinations. Hope you made it to the quilt show.
Yes, I’m enjoying my epp project so much. How’s your epp quilt coming along? And I did make it to the quilt show despite the flash floods and mudslides (some crazy fall weather around here!) I’ll hopefully post some pics today! 🙂
Oh wow these all look fantastic! Love the colors on the EPP and that scrabble board is so unique and fabulous. Great work.
Thanks again for your help getting started on the EPP. I’m seriously obsessed 🙂