Wednesday, July 27, 2016

WIP Wednesday - EPP-palooza!

It's been a hexie and EPP filled week here at A Quarter Inch from the Edge!
So much hand stitching!

One of my FAL 2016 Q3 goals was to do  something with my wee little paper pieced fox. He clearly needed friends, starting with this robin. I learned from the last go round and coloured my pattern.
The nice thing about making teeny tiny things is that you can use your favourite scraps from your stash and still have lots left!
 VoilĂ !
That cute little robin flew up to hang out with the fox on my bulletin board!

I really do love this little wooden roller. It saves me quite a few trips to the ironing board.
 I'll find a home for this gnome!
A day or two later, I managed to do the last two hexies - the mushroom and leaf. You probably can't tell, but there are two green prints in that leaf.
DT and I took a little road trip to my parents' cottage over the week-end. It was lovely to unplug (for the most part) and sew the evenings away after DT went to sleep. Now if only they had stayed asleep.
I managed to turn those paper pieced woodland critters and their bright 1 inch hexie pals into this EPP blob. What will it become? Who knows!
I jumped from project to project.  These little hexies just hang out in my project bag for when I have nothing else to work on. I have no earthly idea what they'll turn into. Perhaps a pincushion or two for my guild's upcoming swap?
I also spent a little time on Le EPP. Those fussy cuts make me smile each and every time I work on them.
This blob is destined to become a retirement gift for one of the French teachers I work with. I'm thinking mini quilt or pillow or tote. Ack. Decisions. Feel free to leave me your ideas in a comment!



  1. Nice work! I love the mini's. What about a pillow?

  2. These are all so sweet! Even the smallest scrap can be used to make something lovely. I do have a theory, though. The smaller you cut them, the more they multiply. That's why the scrap bin is never empty. What fun projects for a mini vacation. I see that last batch as a little clutch for the French teacher.

  3. Eeep! Tiny! And so cute!
    I am so glad I am not alone turning scraps into hexies with no idea what those hexies will become.
    I vote for a cushion or a tote for the teacher unless she too is a quilter. Non-quilters have no idea what to do with mini quilts.

  4. I am amazed at the tiny paper piecing in those hexies and smitten with how cute super tiny things can be! I am not a lot of help in the ideas department for what to do with these, but I will be happy to see how they get used. :)

  5. Oh my gosh - how tiny!! But they are so beautiful

  6. Awww they are really cute! I vote a pencil case for the woodland critters so they can be seen every time you reach for a pencil! french project would make a really nice cushion!

  7. OMG! These are awesome! Especially the little animals in the hexies - well worth the extra work. Thanks for sharing this on Midweek Makers

  8. Oh, these cuties made me squeal! I'm in awe of the tiny paper piecing in those hexies, it just blows my mind! All these projects would be perfect for pillows or pouches - both would show off the loveliness so well. :)

  9. what an insane project! looks fab though :)

  10. That robin is seriously adorable! All of your hexie projects are so pretty. I don't know what you should turn the blue ones into, but those shades of blue are gorgeous!

  11. You're making great progress. Those are some tiny paper pieced hexies. Wow!


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