Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A New English Paper Piecing Project

Since finishing my english paper-pieced snowflake top, I have been thinking about a new project. After looking at a ton of Pinterest pictures, sketching designs, and looking at blogs, I finally decided on a pattern and ordered up some papers. Here's the pattern I have come up with.  Each flower block measures about 12" across.

Coincidentally, the papers arrived the same day as a special package from Pink Chalk Fabrics.  I had won a $25 gift certificate to their on-line store from Katy at The Little Thistle for participating in her 2014 Finish-A-Long. 

Here are the fabric I ordered. Some soft grays and oranges to go with all the navy fabric I have been picking up lately.

Once I had opened up all of the boxes, a lightbulb went off as to why I have been collecting all this navy, orange and gray. These are the the perfect fabrics to do my english paper piece flower in!

It didn't take me long to finish up a block! I don't have a final layout plan yet. I will need to make a few blocks and see how things look. 

 So far here are all the fabrics I have planned for this quilt.   Yummy!

Finish Along 2014

Thanks to Katie at The Littlest Thistle and to Pink Chalk Fabrics for the gift certificate. Not only am I finishing projects participating in the Finish-Along but it's always nice to be able to add to my stash without putting stress on my pocketbook!

And on a sad note, the motor in my longarm seems to have gone out so now I must await a new one.  
(talk about stressing the pocketbook!) 
I have to say this forced vacation has me a bit befuddled.  With about 4 full days ahead of me to work on all the other things I never seem to get to, I find I don't know where to start.  
It has been years since I have had this much free time!

Hopefully once the part arrives and I get it installed, Pete will be up and running again and all will be back to normal!

Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation, Sew Fresh QuiltsFreshly Pieced, and The Inspired Wren.


Sarah @ said...

Love that design! I'm tired of hexies and this is a great alternative.

Cille said...

Great color choices... I made a EPP star quilt some time ago and it still one of my favourite quilts ever :) I'm sure you'll love making this one.

Emily Breclaw said...

Such gorgeous fabrics! Can't wait to see more of the blocks. And so sorry about your longarm machine :(

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

Those fabrics look delicious! I love the EPP too...I agree with Sarah, I like that its different. What a bummer about the motor!!! That is bound to mess up your schedule like crazy. Fingers crossed it gets up and running ASAP:)

Barb Neiwert said...

Oh, no - dead in the water. Poor Pete. I gulp to think how much a new motor would cost. Hope you find something relaxing to do. The fabrics are working out well on that pattern - I'm taking an English Paper Piecing class next weekend.

Clare M said...

Absolutely love your colour combination...the navy and orange look fantastic anad the grey just finishes it off to perfection. Sorry to hear about your motor, but enjoy your free time.

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

Beautiful block! I am the same way when I am between projects. . . so many things, so little time. . . and I should be cleaning LOL

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

this is a great design! It's so interesting with the three different shapes.

Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Wendy said...

beautiful block, the colours are perfect. that's a great stack of fabrics you've chosen

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Uh Oh - I don't like it when our longarms get sick! Here is to a fast recovery!

Mary Huey said...

that's one of my favorite blocks -- looking forward to seeing what it becomes -- and it's important to always embrace those bonus clear-outs of your schedule!!

Ren said...

Love the block. LOVE LOVE LOVE the colorway. I'm excited to watch this one grow. Thanks for linking up to Inspire Us Thursday!

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