Do you remember my EPP octagons and wedges? The ones in Amy Butler fabrics? I decided to use them on a large pillow cover. A glass of lemonade and some hand work is all I need for some relaxing summer days under the pergola.When taking on something new, whether it’s a new paper piece shape or a new sewing technique, choose a small project. It’s less intimidating and you’re far more likely to finish. You will be able to acquire the necessary skill and familiarity without losing your sanity or nerve.
If you haven’t tried English Paper Piecing, you should! I get my papers here. While you can cut your own, I don’t recommend it if your budget can be stretched at all. Precision is key when it comes to those little papers and knowing they’re perfectly cut is worth the money. And remember, you can use them more than once.
Paper piecing appeals to me for two reasons. Okay, maybe three. First, hand work is very relaxing and can be done anywhere. Second, it’s a great way to utilize scraps. Lastly, it’s a fun way to play with color combinations and geometry.
So, what you are waiting on? Grab yourself some papers and scraps and get ready for summer!