For the past few weeks I have been working on a little EPP (English Paper Piecing Project) with Melody Miller's beautiful Picnic line. The Fat Quarter Shop has a great kit
that has everything you need to get started with EPPing, as well as a kit
that also includes fabric for this project.
I have very limited EPP experience and found the kit very useful. This was also my first time glue basting my shapes and it was so quick and easy.
To be honest I wanted to use all of the apple prints and I ended up spending entirely too much time trying to figure out an arrangement that used all of them. But I will have to save the other apple color ways for another project, because this was the layout that I eventually decided on.
While I don't think that any EPP projects are quick, this one was a nice length. My skills are not awesome, but they are better than they were when I started.
Since I spent all of that time hand sewing the pieces together it seemed wrong to do the quilting by machine. The hand quilting is pretty simple.
The original EPP Sew Along was intended to produce a mini quilt, but I decided to turn mine into a pillow cover.