Gracious. As if I needed a new obsession on top of those I've already got, right? Right. There's no *help* for me . . .
Or is there??!!!!
I'm talking about English paper piecing, which I absolutely adore!!
I've finished up my apple core columns and am now ready to stitch those together. I'm hoping they go together as smoothly as the 9 columns went. I numbered them (and marked them with an ↑) so I ensure I'd be able to easily figure out which one was first, last, and how they went in-between!
I was having so much fun EPP'ing those, that I decided to take my original design and put it together that way, too.
I've got the center done and have the pieces cut for the balance. I decided to leave the outside edges of the yellow and orange pieces un-stitched, so that I can trim them to a 1/4" and stitch them to the purple fabric I want to use to set the block on point. We'll see how that works. Linking up my EPP projects to the HeLP linky party over at Sarah Did It!
In other news, we had a fabulous guild meeting last night. Our guest speaker was Shelly Zeggart, of Why Quilts Matter fame. Her program was wonderful, and we got to watch one of the episodes of the documentary. If you've not heard of this program, you really need to check out the trailer for it:
My friend Melissa (of I am Beautiful Bee) and I went in together and purchased the DVD set. I can't wait to watch the whole thing!
Another perk from last night? My darling friend Jane gifted me with a pattern for a pinwheel wreath.
She'd made one last year and I fell in love with it -- you can see hers HERE; it's about halfway through the post. Isn't it DARLING!? And wasn't that sweet of Jane to remember how much I liked it? I also came away with a tidy little bundle of fabrics and some romantic stencils.My cup (aka my fabric bin) overfloweth! That will put a little spike in my stash reporting (and my fabric obsession) ... but I'll wait until we return from Maryland -- just in case I happen to acquire some fabric while I'm gone. Who knows, right?!
I found a REALLY CUTE youtube tutorial for making origami dresses. As soon as I saw the finished product, I thought it would make the *perfect* place card for a little girl's tea party! So of course, I tried my hand at it, because I also have an obsession for all things tea!
They got better/easier as I got them done. I made one and figured out where I'd put the name -- then I was able to run the paper through the printer and cut out my squares. The tutorial can be found HERE. For these particular dresses, my paper was 4.5" by 3.5".
And let's wrap this post up with an *old* obsession of mine . . .
CHOCOLATE! I had just enough ingredients to make a batch of my favorite fudgie One Bowl Brownies and frost them with ganache! Doesn't get much better than that, does it?