It’s week two of working on the Countdown Quilt and I’m here to share the next two blocks with you.

Countdown Quilt EPP blocks | Mudpiesandpins

This week I decided I would play with some hexagons and diamonds. Hexagons are probably my least favourite English Paper Piecing Shape. They are, without doubt, a great shape for beginners. When I first started EPP, I began with hexagons. They are quick to sew and they tile wonderfully so you can easily work on projects using just hexagons. I think this is possibly, why I am not such a huge fan of them, unless they are really tiny. I really enjoy variation in design and creating new and interesting patterns with a combination of shapes. I also find that I tend to be drawn to octagons a lot more for the symmetry they bring to designs.

Countdown Quilt EPP blocks | Mudpiesandpins

However, while I may not be a huge fan of the humble hexagon it does not mean I never sew with it. The first of this week’s blocks for the Countdown Quilt, therefore, celebrates hexagons in full and partial form.

Countdown Quilt EPP blocks | Mudpiesandpins

The second block showcases diamonds. In this case, the diamonds are the only traditional EPP shape in the block. I really like the combination of traditional and non-traditional pieces, and am pleased how the diamonds have become the star of the block.

Countdown Quilt EPP blocks | Mudpiesandpins

If you want to try making either of these blocks you can follow the link below to open the pdf file that contains both templates:

If you missed week one and the first two blocks then you can find them here. I hope to see you back here next week for the next additions to the Countdown Quilt block set. Until then, happy sewing!

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