Tuesday, May 21, 2013

WIP and Finishes

Last week I started EPPing (English Paper Piecing) again. 



Now I understand why people are addicted!

With so much busy-ness, it's nice to sit and let my hands work while my mind drifts, relaxes, finds peace, puzzles and reflects.

These little diamonds turned into this:


by the end of the week.  Yesterday I spray basted it onto some happy, yellow polka dot fabric and machine quilted "echoes" for the center star and the colored/patterned fabrics...and twice around the whole piece.
I chose a salmon colored thread to hand quilt larger stitches in the white areas.

This will be a pillow for the den.  Around 15" sq when I'm done.  I scored some vintage napkins in these colors over the weekend and will use one for the back.

Another WIP is my mom finishing up her 25th round of radiation yesterday!  She starts "heavy" chemo on Thursday, and all prayers are appreciated!

Linking up with
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for WIP's and Friday Finishes!



15 comments:

  1. Those little diamonds are so cute. I've been thinking of doing hexies, but I may change to diamonds. The colors are so sweet. Good luck to your Mom with the next step. Prayers coming your way.

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  2. That is SO cute! I just pulled out my hexies again. I love this star shape and have some duplicates that I was wondering what to do with.....

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  3. How very pretty. Love your cheerful fabrics.

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  4. This is just stunning! I love your fabric choices!!

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  5. Your EPP looks amazing, great job! Good luck to Mum too! xx

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  6. Oh chemo can be quite challenging. Best of luck to your Mom. And prayers too! This is so pretty - some day I'll give it a try. I need to finish a Burcilla Stocking first.

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  7. What is your mom's name Dee? I will pray for her:)

    I love,love the EPP pillow---wonderful idea!

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  8. Those diamonds are amazing, and look great on the polka dots. A very special project!
    Wishing your Mom a complete recovery - tell her prayers are flying her way from Israel :)
    Good luck with chemo (sucking on ice helps with post-chemo mouth ulcers, in case she needs to know.)

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  9. Oh my goodness, I love it! So pretty!

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  10. Absolutely perfect and yes, time slows down a little with some EPP on your hands. All the best to your mum. Whishing her lots of strength.

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  11. I love it! It's so beautiful! I need to get on diamonds.
    Carol

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  12. Wow! This block is all kinds of amazing! Love it.
    Amanda

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  13. Awesome! So pretty! I have not tried the diamonds uet, only the hexies. Now I have to try the diamonds! hehe. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. It is beautiful! I love EPP and find it so relaxing and just love the process. I don't mind starting big things because it is the making it that is fun.

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  15. I love what you have done! It's so pretty.

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