Hello and welcome! It’s so lovely to have you here. If you’re new to my little creative space, take some time to have a look around. You’ll find sewing patterns, tutorials, other reviews and much more. I’m a lover of all things delicate and dainty, made with pretty details and gorgeous fabrics. I adore working with wool felt, EPP (English Paper Piecing) and other quilty techniques. But enough about me. Let’s find out all about this lovely new book!
Carolina’s book contains ten EPP projects and it gives you easy, step-by-step instructions and lots of clear photographs to help you on your way. The whole book was designed with quick projects that can be stitched together in as little as an afternoon – my kind of book!
Flicking through the pages, I was tempted by the zipper pouch, diamond tote and tech pouch projects. But I decided on the hexie placemat pattern for this review. The lovely Tammie from Studio T Green sent me some small samples of her recently released fabric range, ‘the Handpicked Collection’ with Riley Blake Designs. Isn’t it perfect for little hexagons?
This fabric range contains such bright and beautiful shades, with a range of small and large florals and patterns in varying designs. This made it the perfect range for an EPP project! I chose to leave out the red prints and focus on the pinks, blues and yellows instead.
Using the techniques laid out in Carolina’s book, the hexie panel came together quickly and easily. I varied the pattern a little and hand stitched the panel down onto my backing fabric, instead of using the machine. I also made the cutest scrappy binding so that I could showcase my favourite ‘Handpicked’ prints. And I have to say that I really love the finished product.
This placemat will have pride of place on my work table. The white background makes it a perfect working surface for assembling other small EPP and quilty projects. And my Miss Maisie pin cushion looks so sweet here with my sewing supplies. You can find her pattern in the store as part of the Miss Molly and Friends Pin Cushion Trio.
If you haven’t been following along with the tour already, you can look back on all the beautiful projects made by these amazing bloggers in the last couple of weeks. The line-up is below.
Thanks for stopping by. Happy stitching, Lauren x
Friday, January 25th: Carolina from Always Expect Moore
This post was written by Lauren Wright and appeared first at Molly and Mama https://www.mollyandmama.com.au