Friday, 12 February 2016

Trying something new.... EPP.....

I know I already have a lot of projects that I am working on but, when I saw a link recently on a blog that I follow for a new Craftsy class, I just couldn't resist signing up!  Helen Stubbings of 'Hugs 'n' Kisses' has just announced her new class teaching English Paper Piecing (EPP).  This is another area of sewing that I have always been drawn to but have never attempted before, so I was easily sold on the idea!



I have watched several of the lessons now and, I am pleased to have finished the first block in the sampler quilt that you make during the class to practise the different EPP techniques. 



I had a lot of fun making this block and I also have the papers cut ready to get started on the second block too.



By coincidence, the very same day, I also saw this cute little mug rug pattern which has just been released by Amanda Weatherill of The Patchsmith. I really love Amanda's cute mug rug patterns and have quite a number of them.  One of my favourites is the ticker tape mug run which I have made several times.




You can find Amanda's patterns on Craftsy too!  Now I know what one of my first projects is going to be once I have mastered this technique!! 

NB. I am not affiliated with Craftsy, Hugs 'n' Kisses or The Patchsmith but I am enjoying English Paper Piecing and I do love mug rugs!!


28 comments:

  1. This is the slippery slope Christine - EPP is so flexible and you can take it anywhere - lovely work xx

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    1. Thank you Lynda! I can see that you may be right! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  2. Christine, I agree with Lynda, it is completely adictive.

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    1. Thank you Brenda! It may well be addictive but I can see that it is a lot of fun too! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  3. Yes and third that,lol,it's very addictive my friend,but oh so much fun ,well done Christine xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! I can see I will have to be very strict with myself!! It is a lot of fun! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  4. EPP is something I've wanted to try too, but I don't dare get into something else right now. I will have to console myself by admiring yours from afar. Your mug rugs are too pretty to use - I know I'd slop coffee on it!!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I'm not sure I should have started really but I am weak willed where is comes to sewing related projects! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  5. So lovelly is your MugRug. Since I will make avisit by Amanda!
    And I'm very excited about what projects you will show us from the new CraftsyClass yet.

    Greetings Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! You will love Amanda's patterns, they are really cute and very quick and easy instructions! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  6. I'm another one with a Henie addiction. So glad you are enjoying it too.

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    1. Thank you Melody! I am enjoying it a lot! Christine x

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  7. It all looks very interesting and it sounds like you will enjoy it! xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! It is a lot of fun! Chrissie x

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  8. Liebe Christine,
    ich kann dich gut verstehen der EPP Mug Rug sieht total süß aus. Allerdings musst du aufpassen, EPP kann süchtig machen :-)
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I think I may already be addicted!! Christine x

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  9. Oh-oh--a new addiction! Be careful--those hexies are habit forming--I speak from experience--lol!

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    1. Thanks Karen! I think it is already too late but, I think it will be fun! Christine x

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  10. I clicked through your links and found a tutorial on English paper piecing that I might try before buying the class (although I love listening to Helen's accent!) EPP does look addicting - maybe I shouldn't try it - lol!

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    1. I think you would like it Linda! I'd been sitting on the fence for a long time.... glad that I have tried it now! Looking forward to getting time to do some more! Christine x

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  11. Theres no turning back now you know.
    It starts with EPP but .....
    once you contract Hexiolgy - its soooo infectious and you see them everywhere !
    And IF, you go down the fussy cutting path -
    well, there goes your sanity lol
    Enjoyyyyy : )

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    1. You're right Lyn.... there is no turning back now! They are a lot of fun though.... so not too bad as addictions go! Christine x

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  12. I love EPP , very relaxing form of stitching. Lots of possibilities too . You seemed to have already mastered this technique 😊

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    1. Thank you Sheila! I think I am really going to like EPP... I really like how it looks and it is fun to be able to take a portable project to places! Christine x

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  13. Love Christine,
    I already have to mutch Projekt too.
    I live your Hexagon, so nice Fabric, my colours,
    Kind regards Marika

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    1. Thank you Marika! I love the Tilda fabrics and I have lots of scraps and EPP is perfect for using them up! Christine x

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  14. Your paper pieced block is darling. Those mug rugs are absolutely adorable. I look forward to seeing your next project when it is done!

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    1. Thank you Renee! It was fun to learn a new technique and the mug rugs are so quick and easy to make! Christine x

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