Welcome to WIP Wednesday everyone!
Even though I've always said how much I hate handwork, I've decided to try my hand at English Paper Piecing. I bought a new book a few weeks ago called The New Hexagon by Katja Marek. The makes EPP looks so much easier than other books. For one thing, she teaches you how to glue baste. I think that's great! Less hand sewing but it's still something you can do while watching TV or in my case, when my energy level is at zero for the day but I'd still like to feel that I can accomplish something.
Katja is sponsoring a free Milliefiore Quilt Along on her blog. There will be 12 Rosettes in all (I think) and you can make your own paper pieces or do what most people do and order them already cut from paperpieces.com. The Rosettes use the hexagons from her book but she provides the patterns on her blog for the rosettes. Confusing? I was too at first but I think I've got it now.
Anyway, I've got my book, my papers and now I'm trying to decide on fabric. I'm trying to be careful about value because I tend to pull all medium value colors.
I've gotten it narrowed down to a green, aqua, pink, gray color scheme.
Or a red, yellow, orange, with black text print color scheme.
I think choosing the fabrics will be the hardest part. I hope I can do this. I really need some type of handwork that I like.
** Linking up to Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday!