One of the projects inside my basket of hand work is an ongoing English Paper Piecing (EPP) rosette quilt project.
My plan is to make this quilt from the cover of Quiltfolk Magazine, Issue 1:
As you can see from the image above, this quilt is comprised of 99 EPP hexie rosettes appliquéd onto 99 squares for a 9 x 11 quilt.
Last weekend I joined 3 quilting friends for a mini quilting retreat in Poulsbo, Washington.
While at the retreat, I worked on my EEP project and completed stitching together 38 rosettes of the 99 I need to make:
If you do the math, I have 61 more rosettes to make, and my sweet friend Dana, organized my remaining EPP hexies into groups of 6 for the outside hexies on the left side of my “box of hexies” and the solid color center options on the right side:
I have enough matching hexies to make about 30 more rosettes, so it is going to be time soon to create more EPP hexies.
The hexies I currently on hand have a lot of sentimental meaning/value, as they were all created by my late husband Terry (aka “Terry the Quilting Husband (TTQH)“) who used to be my assistant on crafting projects. So I am also finishing this project in his honor.
My partner John and I are moving along in getting his house ready for sale and have been actively house hunting. So it might not be too long until my studio gets unpacked and I am no longer limited to only hand projects.
Over the next several posts I will share more projects and stories from the mini quilt retreat I attended in Poulsbo!
I had to relocate my “Basket of Hand Work” that I discussed in my previous post.
Our real estate agent wanted us to move my comfy leather chair in the living room up to the master bedroom, so I also relocated my basket of hand work. Additionally I tried to tastefully arrange some craft related reading I want to do and several projects into a bookcase in the bedroom.