Do you EPP? I’ve been EPPing for a number of years now but I have to admit, I’ve not done many triangles. Not sure why, I just haven’t. Anyhow, if you’ve seen my posts on IG you would’ve seen some sneak peeks of EPP sewing going on including triangles. Well today is the day I get to share! Whoop whoop! 😉
Author / Blogger / Quilter and all around crafter Carolina Moore of Always Expect Moore has released another book, this time a complete how-to on EPP that includes some really cute projects that’s suitable for anyone who know how to use a needle and thread. I was one of the lucky ones and was accepted into her blog book tour for the release of her latest book: Learn How To English Paper Piece. It is available through Nancy’s Notions now.
As a quilter and crafter myself who’s done EPP in the past, I was plesantly surprised by the cute ideas in this book. I actually had a hard time narrowing down which projects to make for this hop since I wanted to make almost all of them!
This book is a how-to for EPP with step-by-step how-to’s for a wide range of projects. The first section is dedicated to EPP basics and tips. If you are someone who hasn’t ever done a single bit of EPP before, this book has all the know-how you’ll need. If you have done some EPP, you may come away with some new tips and tricks.
In this book, you’ll find 10 projects – only 1 of which is a quilt, which is not made entirely from EPP bits so it will not be one of those 10 year projects that goes on forever. Several of the projects can be made in a few hours time making them great for hand-made gifts. Add in some fussy-cutting that’s specific to the recipient and you’ll have a great custom-made gift in little time.
Since I decided that I’m starting on Christmas presents already, I thought I would focus my makes on things that I will give as gifts. First up was a quick and easy make for my little girl. I really liked the look of the hoop art projects. So much so I busted out some Lecien fabric Nico Nico Land from a few years ago to fussy cut.
While it’s not the best to photograph, I simply adore the cute graphics and thought it was perfect for this project.
I’m very pleased with the way this turned out.
And, since I’m not very good with hiding what I’m making – she’s happy with it too! 😉 I guess this one won’t be a Christmas present. We had to go hang it up on her wall immediately. I’m just glad I was able to snap a few pics of it first. LOL
When we were at the store, she seen some chicken fabric that she just knew her Grandma would love so we had to buy a yard. Since it was right near the top of my moutain of fabric I decided that the next project I made would be a Christmas present for my Mother-In-Law.
Even though the hexie’s for this project are 1.5″ they are not big enough to fussy cut the chickens from the fabric. Instead, I went the opposite way than the “typical” – I used the print fabric as the background and solid colors are the hexie’s.
I was only able to get one done in time for this post, but I am currently working on a second so she’ll receive a set of 2 of them as a gift. The good news is that Nikki is happy with the way they turned out and she’s excited that we have a Christmas present all ready for her Grandma.
In case you missed my previous post which had the entire blogging line-up, you can find it here. Make sure to go visit the others and see what they’ve made and have to say about the book.
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