Tuesday, July 9, 2013

English Paper Piecing Addiction Group

Yesterday morning I decided to join the English Paper Piecing Addiction Group at Back Door Quilts.  I was so excited about learning to glue hexagons at the shop last week that I wanted to go and see what others were accomplishing using this method.  We were there yesterday for about 2 hours, and I glued most of these hexagons in about an hour.

For some reason, after seeing the quilts at show and tell yesterday I think maybe my colors look a bit drab, so I'm going to add some brighter pinks and a little green to see how it looks.

Here is some of the show and tell.  My friend, MaryAnn is making this for a doll bed.  These hexagons are 1/4".

I think this is a Sue Daley pattern for the most part.  I just love that border.

This was made from one of the Sue Daley Playing With Paper packs.

The lady that showed this quilt was on the way to another quilt group, so she showed this stack and whack she made from a fabric in an ugly fabric contest.  

The girls from The Back Door made these quilts.

Our challenge for next month is to make one of these bowls and embellish it.  They have provided the paper pieces, and we come up with the ideas.  This is one already finished.

I'm not sure if this is Edyta's quilt left here from her trunk show and lecture last month or if the staff at the shop made this.  It is from a pattern by Edyta Sitar....www.laundrybasketquilts.com.  

Here is a better look at the nine patch from one of the earlier photos.

The shop made this sample for July 4th.  I love the center panel.  
I got several comments and emails from my last post about gluing hexagons.  One of the things asked was if there was an odor to the glue stick.  No.  There is no odor to either the Sewline glue refills or the Fons and Porter refills.  And, both refills fit in both pens.  The only thing I don't know right now since I've just started this method is whether or not the glue will hold indefinitely.  Time will tell, but for right now I'm sold.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hope you are finding some time to stitch.....or glue today!
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