Tuesday 3 January 2012

calling all rose starlets

 With my rose star block party on the way,
I thought I'd give you some pointers
to get you in the mood.
 Firstly, my discovery of this quilt
led to my little creation.
It's a beautiful quilt,
thanks for the inspiration Eileen.
 The mission: should you choose to accept
is to learn the way of the epp
(english paper piecing)
to further the fun if you already pp.
 You will need:
4 fabrics that clash or blend
at least one plain fabric (but not essential)
computer type paper/old envelopes work too.
needle and thread
nimble fingers
(cod liver oil may be needed, depending on ones age!)
 I am calling this a block party and not a quilt along,
as I find the latter can sound like a terrifying all encompassing chore!
Plus I am not making a quilt, so why should you!
 This is a fun join in anytime sort of thing.
Click the button to sign up!
Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Shall we kick it off next Monday?
(with a tutorial of course)


Susan said...

Oh, resistance was useless! I couldn't let you have all the fun! I have just added another beautiful project to my 2012 'to-do' list!

Unknown said...

Clare, I'd love to join as I am constantly amazed by your awesomeness. However, I've only ever epp'd 6 hexies in my entire life. Will this be a problem? It's a bit of a case of all the gear and no idea with me I'm afraid... my hand stitching is kind of atrocious.

yummy peony said...

Gosh...it was just too tempting, I just signed up! I hope I can keep up with the rest of the group.
This is a really exciting project, and I have been wanting to do something like this for ages, thanks for organising it all. Can't wait ;)

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I just love the colours in that middle block! :)
V x

Mary said...

I have my party hat on! I am ready to go! Thanks so much Clare:)

Lynne said...

I've been eagerly awaiting this post. Having seen the block/quilt on the table it seems doable- so I'm in!

Angela {fussycut} said...

I'm planning on joining in too! What a great idea. I just posted about it on my blog, and snagged one of your pictures too (credited and linked to you, of course). Hope that is okay! :)

Simone said...

I still haven't completed the patchwork cushion cover that I started last year!!! I will be watching with interest from the side lines though and encouraging you all the way! x

Anonymous said...

Hi Clare
I just discovered your blog via Angela's post mentioned above. This quit is a beauty! I'd love to join but aside from having never done this paper piecing business, I have a bit of a month ahead of me so best I just drool from afar.
Will keep an eye open for the tutorial for when the dust settles on my end. I'd love to give it a whirl sometime in the future.
Thanks! Berene

Diane said...

You forgot to add "patience" . I will get around to doing a patchwork again one day (did plenty in my youth!!!). Yours looks so lovely.xxxx
PS I don't know how the Team is doing - there seems to be a lot of gnashing of teeth and swearing, but I hope to get "Darn sarth" again this year. xxxx

Suzanne said...

Super excited about this! I love EPP--both for the pace the the look.

Anonymous said...

Nice to meet and follow you! Come and have a peek at my blog when you have a chance.

Ciao Bella!

Creative Carmelina

Kim with a K said...

Just joined your Block Party!
I've never done paper piecing before ...this is the year I learn new techniques!!!
Your little quilt is adorable...
resistance was impossible!
Can't wait for Monday!

two bones and a bagle said...

Hi I would love to join in too. I am partial to a little epp. Looking forward to it very much.

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

I've just signed up and I'm really looking forward to it! I'm off to think about what fabric to use.

jane said...

English paper piecing is my new obsession! I've joined the party.

Lexi said...

I'm so excited! I never click 'join' but I can't wait to get started on this and be a rose starlet too. I love that it's not a huge quilt but I can expand it if I want to later. Eeek so looking forward to the next step.

Lucy | Charm About You said...

I've just popped over from Mary's blog and would love to join in but I am a COMPLETE beginner, will I be able to follow along? I would love to because it looks so pretty :)

Christie describeHappy said...

Kris from DukeSaSysSewWhat let me know about your block party and it sounds like just the thing for to get involved in!! Mind you I've never paper pieced, but there is not time like now to give it a try. Looking forward to it!

Jules said...

they look gorgeous, i might just watch and see, bit scared to try this yet.

Kat said...

I'm in.... love your mini quilt and I've been wanting to learn to do more EPP! YAY!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is a gorgeous block. And if Mary's in, I'm in too!

sewkalico said...

A bloggy friend told me about your beautiful epp rose star and I tried to discourage her and myself LOL, but we have both signed up as it's gorgeous and we do love epp! Thanks for the inspiration!! (inspiration is my 'one word' ;D )

Cod Liver Oil said...

Beautiful craft.

happymrs said...

Love this, I joined your group, can't wait! I see the hexie template info, but guess we have to wait for the other shapes in the tutorial. I love trying different blocks like this, very creative, great job, & thanks!