Monday, July 24, 2017

EPP Party Week 13 Chrysanthemum

Hello Epp Party goers!

How's everyone enjoying the party? I know I am  having a wonderful time creating each and every single Epp Block. But, what makes me really happy is seeing all the stunning blocks created by all of you awesome party goers. I know, I know "Pat you said that before!" But it is true, seeing your projects is by far the best part of this party.
Well, I will stop my rumbling and here it is my Block #7 Chrysanthemum.

Here are the templates!

Template 1
Template 2
Template 3
Template 4
Template 5  
Let's Talk About Prizes
This week's prizes come from Thread Cutterz How awesome is that, you can win 5 of these cool thread cutters!


And of course this week's is my turn to curate a bundle for the future Block #7 winner! Remember, keep posting your WIP on the Epp Party hashtag (#EppParty) for a chance to win these two prizes!

And speaking of winners, last's weeks winner is Deb Roberston congratulations!!! You are going to love your little bundle of fabric love!

Well people, let's get this week's party going....ready, set, PARTY!


Pat B.

Monday, July 10, 2017

EPP Party Week 11 Honey Comb Candy

Hello lovely party attendees!

It's week 11 and you all know what that means!  Block #6 is here and ready to be sewn. This week's block is called Honey Comb Candy and this beauty will make you want to smile and start sewing right away. This is how my Block 6 is coming along, what do you think?

So get on the Block #6 craziness and download the Template to start creating this stunner. I am loving all the amazing and unique Epp blocks that are being shared in the #EppParty hashtag, keep up the great work lovelies! 

Let's Talk About Prizes 

This week's awesome prize is acrylics from  Cabin in The Woods.

Also Mister Domestic will be giving away a fun fat quarter bundle of stunning Art Gallery Fabrics prints. 

Isn't this bundle life? I love the way Mathew curated it...the colors, the prints, the textures....this is perfection! So speaking of prices, the winner for last week's prize is Seamstress Kris Congrats!

 So are you ready to party? Let's all go to our favorite sewing spot and start creating Block #6!



Monday, June 26, 2017

EPP Party Week 9 Vibrant Star

Hello party goers!
Time is surely flying fast, I cannot believe we are in week 9 of the rad #EppParty! I have to say again, how happy I am to see all the wonderful blocks that are showcased in the #EppParty hashtag. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ☺☺
Well everyone! It's Block 5 time. I think this block is one of my favorites, I don't know if it is because of the fabric combination or the shape, but I adore it. Block #5 is called Vibrant Star, and as its name suggests, this block will light up your day. 

What do you think about it? Isn't pretty? Make sure to download Template 1 and Template 2 to create this stunning Epp block!

Let's Talk About Prizes
For this week's EPP Block, the awesome prize comes from the amazing Violet Craft! How adorable are these prizes? I really love them! I am not gonna lie, I'm feeling a bit jelly for next's weeks winner!
And of course, this week is my turn to GIVEAWAY a fabric bundle curated by yours truly. 

Speaking about prizes, let's all give a huge virtual hug to Jennifer Merkly who was last week's winner. Congrats Jennifer!    

I honestly can't wait to see the Vibrant Star EPP Block! So excited ♥♥  



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ansel Pillow

Fabric Quantities
IBH-74202 - Fat Eight - Fabric A
IBH-74205 - Fat Eight - Fabric B

IBH-64201 - Fat Eight - Fabric C
PE-422 - Fat Eight - Fabric D
PE-407 - Fat Eight - Fabric E
PRE-811 - 1/4 yard - Fabric F

Cutting Instructions   
Cut two (2) 9 3/4'' by 5 1/2'' of Fabric F
Cut one (1) 10 3/4'' by 13 1/2'' of Fabric F
Cut eight (8) shapes of Fabric A using Template A
Cut sixteen (16) shapes of Fabric B using Template A
Cut eight (8) shapes of Fabric C using Template A
Fabric D, E, and F will used for the paper pieces shape


English Paper Piecing 
Use the English Paper Piece technique for the center piece of the pillow. 

Get the eight (8) shapes of Fabric A and begin attaching them as explained below. Remember, you will print Template A page 6 times, leaving you with 36 template shapes. You can hand stitched or machine stitch them, for this pillow I hand-stitched the Epp. For more information oh how to attach together two templates, make sure to check this video.

Once you have all the eight shapes from Fabric A all cut and EPPed, you will have to attached them as explained below.

With the first part completed, now it is time to attached the second part. Get the sixteen (16) shapes of Fabric B and attach them as shown below and set aside.

Now get the eight (8) shapes of Fabric C and hand-stitch them as explained in the picture below. You will have your pillow center piece completed.
For more information about EPP, make sure to check my YouTube Channel.

Paper Piecing Corners
Get the Fat Eights of Fabric D, E, and F which will used for the paper piecing corners.
Paper piecing is a very a bit complicated to explain but super easy once mastered. I have a detailed tutorial HEREwhere you can learn how to do Paper Piecing.

You will create 4 paper piecing corners for the pillow.

 Attaching Pieces Together 

Get the one (1) 9 3/4'' by 5 1/2''  piece of Fabric F  and begin attaching it with two of the recently created paper piecing  blocks. Remember to redirect the direction of the paper pieced block, as explained below.

Do this same procedure with the last piece of Fabric F

Lastly, let's attach the last two completed pieces to the one (1) 10 3/4'' by 13 1/2'' piece of Fabric F

 Attaching The EPP

For this step, you can either hand-stitch it or machine stitch. I machine stitch the outline of the EPP twice as show below.

 And voila!! You have succesfully completed the Ansel Pillow that will gift you home decore with  a bohemian touch!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Avery Pillow Instructions

Hello everyone!! 

How amazing is the Indie Boheme LookBook. It's just like a Bohemian magazine where you can find all your quilting and sewing needs. Today I am going to share with you the Avery Pillow Instructions. For some of you avid sewers, the instructions for this pillow is super easy. But for my beginner sewers, here's the step by step instructions. It is super easy and fun! Enjoy

Here's what you will need:
  1. Fat Eight of IBH-74202
  2. 1/4'' yard of PE-432
  3. 1/4'' yard of batting 
Cutting Instructions  (seam allowance included 1/4)

  1. Cut (2) two 3 3/4'' by 16'' of IBH-74202 (when cutting this fabric, make sure to fussy cut the flowers part of the fabric)
  2. Cut (1) one 16'' by 10'' of PE-432
  3. Cut (2) two 16'' by 9.5 of PE-432
  4. Cut (1) one 16'' by 10'' of Batting 

Step 1 

Take the two 3 3/4'' by 16'' pieces of IBH-74202 and the 16'' by 10'' of PE-432. Place them as explained below.

Pin each piece in place and begin stitching. In my case, I decided to add hand stitches at the top and bottom of my pillow as shown below ☺ If you want to quilt, stitch or add embroidery to your pillow, always add batting. I created a simple yet elegant quilting on the negative space of the fabric and for this a used the 16'' by 10'' of Batting. If desired, you can use double batting as well.

 Step 2- Backing 

Once these the previous step is completed, get the fold the two 16'' by 9.5 of PE-432 and fold the top edges under by 1 inch and iron press. This will prevent them from unraveling over time. After this, if desire, straight stitch the folded edge.
Now it is time to add the front and back of the pillow together. Start by laying the front piece of the pillow with the right side facing up and place the back panels on top with right side facing down. Pin all the pieces together and sew around with an 1/4 inch seam allowance.  Fold it over and you will have your Avery Pillow with a secret overlapping opening on the back where you insert your pillow body! How easy and fun was this??