It’s taken a couple of weeks but I am slowly getting back into my routine and starting to make some nice progress on the first of this years sewing projects. This week in addition to working on my project for the first Ho, Ho, Ho and On We Sew Link Party I have also been trying out a new EPP project.
In the past my EPP has been very much limited to working with hexagons, large and small, quarter inch small. While I really enjoy working with hexies I would also like to try out a few other ideas and so earlier this week I sat down to my computer, did a little drawing on Inkscape and came up with a few different patterns for EPP butterflies. I got my husband to cut out my templates using his Silhouette Cameo, I dug out my slowly growing stash of Liberty charms and set to work on the first of the butterfly designs.
This is one of the intermediate designs I had created and was very much a test piece to assess how well the design transferred to EPP and how easy or difficult it would be to piece. My aim is to piece together a series of various butterflies and use them to decorate a quilt. To date I have four different butterfly designs but hope to work up a few more before I decide on a colour scheme and get stitching. In the meantime I think I will use this first design to decorate the front of a linen pouch.
Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday over at My Quilt Infatuation.