Tuesday, February 12, 2019

EPP Part One (she said optimistically)

I know a handful of quilters who have jumped on the EPP bandwagon. There's Blogless Bobbi who is a kind of a guru for the technique and Hibernating Blog Marsha who has a gorgeous hexagonal flimsy that she's been working on for, I think, three years; there's Donna who does Lucy Boston, and so many more. I have been filled with admiration at all of their efforts. Being a Dresden fan (I think I've made two, maybe three of 'em), when I saw this book, I bought it, determined to plunge in.

That was a year and a half ago, friends, and I'm still perched on the diving board. And I don't know why.

The instructions in the book are very clear. And I've got the guru as a close (geographically, relationally, etc.) friend. There's a twice-a-month group that meets about a half-hour away at a time that is convenient for me. The idea of a neat little self-contained portable project holds enormous appeal.

So what's the hang up?

I wish I knew.


Karrin Hurd said...

I’m in the same boat. I want to jump in, just haven’t yet

Barbara Anne said...

That looks like a wonderfully daunting book.

Being stymied has happened to me regarding curved piecing. I'm on the diving board but am starting by choosing fabrics for the experimental block or two. I figure that's a baby step forward and recommend it to you.


Quiltdivajulie said...

Perhaps this is a too-good-to-be-true scenario and that is what's keeping you cautious. EPP is highly addictive from what I have observed near here.

Nann said...

EPP hexagons have been my travel handwork for years. I made more than a hundred rosettes using necktie silk and assembled them into larger pieces until they became unwieldy. Then I switched to batik rosettes. I haven't tried other shapes. IMO there are many patterns and ideas for Dresden plates that aren't EPP. I'd make those instead.