It feels like the days are turning ever so slightly - the afternoon light is more golden than it was last week and the mornings are cooler.
Perhaps inspired by that, I've started a new project to use up all the fabric scraps I can find. I have one of those big plastic storage containers crammed with off-cuts, old pillowcases and clothes destined for their next life and when I was sorting through it the other day I felt inspired to make a big quilt with it all.
I thought it would be nice to try the English paper piecing technique, as I do like a bit of slow hand stitching, and because the hexagon formation is beautiful. What I didn't realise is how addictive it would be! I keep thinking 'just one more hexagon,' and stay up too late obsessively stitching.
Another good thing about the EPP method is its portability. I made myself a big zipped pouch to hold all the templates, tools and the quilt-in-progress and it's good to keep it all together in one place like that. I've popped a few of these big zipped cases in my online shop, too.
Incidentally, zipping it up and placing it in another room is also how I manage to get other work done! Do you ever get that obsessive feeling about your projects?
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Another thing I've been loving lately is the latest album by Marlon Williams album, Make Way for Love. Especially this song, Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore, which is a duet with Aldous Harding.
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