I just tried English paper piecing (EPP is the lingo) and let me tell you....it's addicting and fun! If you like that sort of thing, of course. I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and give it a go before everyone and their dog (or cat or chicken) did it. Just last night, after I did a little EPP...yeah you know me (get it? little old school rap humor hehe), I caught up on some blogs and lo and behold...two blog post about the EPP hexagons! So, I decided I would add a little giveaway with my post. Keep reading to see!
I used Bee in my Bonnet's tutorial series and pretty much did mine identical to hers.
I used my silhouette to cut out my perfect 1" hexagons with a hole in the middle (makes it easier to get the paper out using tweezers or something...at least I think so). You can also grab a handy dandy printable template on Craftsy here.
I also just grabbed one of my mini candy cakes from Moda to use (Baby Jane). At first I trimmed each piece of fabric with the 1/4 inch overage, but then realized this wasn't necessary and makes a mess that I have to clean up so I stopped that nonsense.
I knew I was going to make a zipper pouch to hold all my new EPP supplies...duh! I just used this little tutorial to refresh myself on making zipper pouches....The Busy Bean's basic zipper pouch.
Here is the back...
I really wanted to use more of my flax seed linen but I was out!! Gasp!! And you want to know what came in the mail after I made the pouch? Yups...more flax seed linen.
And guess what?! I am giving away some EPP supplies! SURPRISE! Your very own EPP hexagon starter set. This set will include 42 1" paper hexagon pieces (lightweight cardstock so reusable), one mini candy cake (42 - 2 1/2 " squares) and some paper clips! I will let you supply your own needle and thread ;)
All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know what you plan to do with your hexagons! If you want to return the love, please feel free to follow me on Bloglovin! I will pick a winner Tuesday!
Giveaway is now closed. You can find the lucky winner here.
Linking up with all the great link parties to the right and Crazy Mom Quilts!