A growing EPP obsession…

Over the last couple of weeks I have been gallivanting to a wedding in Southern California, traipsing around Disneyland and teaching a bunch of wonderful 8 to 10 years old sew doll clothes.  It has been fun and action packed, but there has been only a sprinkling of quilting… and all of it has been English paper piecing.

My go to travel project has become my new obsession…  For the California trip I packed my mini Liberty dresden kit…

dresden travel kit

… I managed to get quite a few dresdens blades done while sitting on the plane or by the pool…

Liberty dresdens

… I have become a little obsessed with finding little scraps of Liberty to add to this project…

Liberty dresden scale

… and I really do mean mini scraps.  I can get two blades easily from a 2 1/2 inch square!

My other ongoing summer travel project, my hexagon pelt, has gone with me to games nights, picnics and camping….

travelling hexagon kitI grab this kit regularly when we are heading ona  long drive or out to events… just in case I get time to baste a few  hexies….

hexagon travel kit

I also have just started basting some mini Cotton and Steel hexies.  I had so many little scraps of fabric left over after making a couple of Cotton and Steel mini quilts for the swap (check out the post here to see two of them) that could not got to waste so…

cotton and steel hexagons

The C+S hexagons were made from scraps that were too small for my main hexagon pelt (main pelt hexie size is 1 inch)…

hexagon sizesNow three EPP projects on the go at the same time might seem excessive, but I am sure I can handle a couple more…. you see, last week for my birthday I got these books…

EPP books

..and the July copy of Love Patchwork and Quilting which had this free gift with it…

I heart patchwork packet

…plus I also discovered that you can use the EQ7 quilting program to print out quilt blocks in segments….. I think my obsession with hand work may have only just started…