Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Some finished English Paper Pieced Blocks....

When I was travelling the other week, I took with me two more blocks for the English paper pieced sampler quilt that I am making as part of a Craftsy Class given by Helen Stubbings.  I had cut the fabrics for the pentagons and other shapes ready to take with me and, as I got to the airport and checked in early, I had plenty of time to work on them.



Both these blocks were using mainly the pentagon shapes.  Before I left home I had fused some applique paper pentagons to the back of my chosen fabrics and trimmed the seam allowances to a quarter of an inch. It was a nice way to pass the time turning the allowances and gluing them in place.



I had also taken what I need to stitch them to the background fabric and I spent both flights (there and back) stitching the pentagons to one another and then to the background.



I love that this project is so easy to take with me and, it is a relaxing new (to me) technique which I am enjoying. I like the results too!


24 comments:

  1. Liebe Christine,
    ich liebe Fünfecke und deine sehen fantastisch aus! Man glaubt gar nicht was man mit Fünfecken und auch in Verbindung mit Hexagons so alles anstellen kann. Da freue ich mich schon mal sehr, wie es mit diesem Sampler bei dir weitergeht!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! It is really fun to work on these blocks in between other projects! They are a lot of fun! Christine x

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  2. Hi Christine
    that is a very sweet project you are working on! Love especially the first flowershape very much. Such a great idea. And your fabrics, as always, just so lovely!

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    1. Thank you Martina! I just love that you can take the blocks with you to work on! Christine x

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  3. Hi Christine,oh these are so cute your work is always so beautiful :)

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    1. Thank you Shez! I am enjoying trying out this technique.... it is very relaxing! Christine x

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  4. Dear Christine,
    lovely, really lovely blocks...but the most important thing...by the way...blame it on you ;-)))))...I started with the Splendid Sampler....uaaaaaahhhh...one more project to do, but your blocks were so cute...I had to start....
    Many hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid..... That's great.... I hope you have as much fun as I have been having with the Splendid Sampler blocks! Looking forward to seeing your blocks! Christine x

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  5. Oh lieseln, so nennen wir das in Deutschland auch. Ich mag das gerne! Viel Spaß weiterhin!

    Gruß Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion.... I am having a lot of fun with this technique! Christine x

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  6. Lovely blocks, Christine, really sweet! What a great project to take for travelling too!
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen! They are just perfect for taking with you on a journey! Christine x

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  7. Those pentagons look like a variation of the Dresden plate pattern! One can make a gorgeous sunflower out of this. I should definitely try the fusible paper instead of the normal printer paper. Glad that you are enjoying this project; I need a new major sport event to get some more progress on my stars. Regards, Ariadna.

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    1. Thank you Ariadna! You should try the fusible paper... it is a lot easier and you don't have to remove it afterwards! Good luck with your stars! Christine x

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  8. I love EPP! Your fabrics are very pretty.

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    1. Thank you Sunny! I am really enjoying this technique and I love that it is so portable! Christine x

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  9. Christine, your EPP blocks are really pretty and as always beautifully stitched.

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    1. Thank you Brenda! They were a nice change from some of the other blocks I am making at the moment! Christine x

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  10. Such soft pretty fabrics, and love the pentagon shape. Were you allowed scissors on the plane. I've just fly down to Christchurch - South Island from Auckland - North Island and just took hand luggage so no scissors for me and my hand sewing.

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    1. Thank you! I wasn't sure whether I could take scissors, so I just took a seam ripper to cut my threads. I found out though that most airlines let you take a small pair of scissors.... the blades should be no longer than 6 cm (most embroidery scissors are smaller than that) Christine x

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  11. These are both so pretty, but I especially love the first one. I can 'see' it being used for crazy quilting!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! Funny you should mention crazy quilting.... I thought the same thing! Christine x

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  12. You make such pretty blocks. That first one is another favorite. Love the flower. :)

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    1. Thank you Renee! I like these blocks they are sewn at a different pace to some of the others.... a bit like crazy blocks! Christine x

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