My March ‘18 One Monthly Goal is to make 120 English Paper Piecing (EPP) Diamonds using Alison Glass fabrics. I will most likely combine them with coordinating Kona solids when I start putting my Diamond Hexie Stars together similar to the ones that Jayne of Twiggy and Opal shared a few months ago.
Jayne cuts out her own diamond templates, and I will probably do that myself down the road, but I’ve been very busy preparing for a renovation of my quilting room, and so I decided it was easier to order some templates from Jodi of Tales of Cloth. For anyone new to EPP, Jodi has supplies, patterns, and several very helpful tutorials on her website.
I will most likely thread-baste my diamonds as I will be basting them the last week of the month when I go on a motor home trip from New Mexico to the Grand Canyon in my brother and sister-in-law’s motor home. The upside to thread-basting is that it is easier to reuse the paper templates, though if one is careful enough pulling the edges of fabric from glue-basted templates, they also can be reused.
Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: March ‘18 One Monthly Goal.
I’ve been slowly working on a hexie diamond star quilt for a few years now. I don’t work on it all the time. Your fabrics will be lovley. I don’t cut my own templates…I’d rather spend my time sewing.
Great road trip project. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project!
This is a beautiful pile of fabric! It will be a fun project to work on!!
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