Thursday, July 28, 2016

Throwback Thursday {Volume 13} coming soon!

Hey everyone! Next week is the one year anniversary of Throwback Thursday @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!
On Thursday, August 4th, you'll have your monthly opportunity to link up a blog post about a project from your dark, quilty past. The good, the bad, the ugly... you name it! And along with the usual link-up, there will be prizes from these fabulous sponsors!

http://quiltingjetgirl.com/
Zoey and Bean Fabrics


 Mad About Patchwork

http://www.sew-sisters.com/


http://fridaysoff.ca/

 Hope to see you (and your quilts) next week!

J

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

WIP Wednesday - EPP-palooza!

It's been a hexie and EPP filled week here at A Quarter Inch from the Edge!
So much hand stitching!

One of my FAL 2016 Q3 goals was to do  something with my wee little paper pieced fox. He clearly needed friends, starting with this robin. I learned from the last go round and coloured my pattern.
The nice thing about making teeny tiny things is that you can use your favourite scraps from your stash and still have lots left!
 VoilĂ !
That cute little robin flew up to hang out with the fox on my bulletin board!

I really do love this little wooden roller. It saves me quite a few trips to the ironing board.
 I'll find a home for this gnome!
A day or two later, I managed to do the last two hexies - the mushroom and leaf. You probably can't tell, but there are two green prints in that leaf.
DT and I took a little road trip to my parents' cottage over the week-end. It was lovely to unplug (for the most part) and sew the evenings away after DT went to sleep. Now if only they had stayed asleep.
I managed to turn those paper pieced woodland critters and their bright 1 inch hexie pals into this EPP blob. What will it become? Who knows!
I jumped from project to project.  These little hexies just hang out in my project bag for when I have nothing else to work on. I have no earthly idea what they'll turn into. Perhaps a pincushion or two for my guild's upcoming swap?
I also spent a little time on Le EPP. Those fussy cuts make me smile each and every time I work on them.
This blob is destined to become a retirement gift for one of the French teachers I work with. I'm thinking mini quilt or pillow or tote. Ack. Decisions. Feel free to leave me your ideas in a comment!


J