Monday, July 23, 2012

Island time

Ferris Wheel - English Paper Piecing

When you are on an island, things move slower. Truly, it is some kind of law of the universe I am sure. You wait in ferry lines and you sit about relaxing, for example. Lately, I have been taking along some charm packs (Central Park and Cuzco by Kate Spain, Simply Color by Vanessa Christenson), some papers, my sewing kit, and my Spring Carnival templates which I purchased from Katy at I'm a Ginger Monkey, and I am English Paper Piecing.

Hexies for Kristina

It started with that hexie blob which I made for Kristina as part of her block request for the Always Be Learning Bee. It seems that I like EPP, although I  like the sewing together part better than the basting part so I have been sewing together as I go.

Windmills and Trees - progressing

I have also made some progress with Lynne from Lily's Quilts Windmills and Trees Quilt. I have now finished cutting, stitching and trimming enough HSTs for a lap size quilt and I am in the process of making rows. I also shopped for some fabric for the trees. More on that later this week, once I get a bit more done on the top.

As I said, island time. I am moving slowly but spending a lot of time outside and having fun. I hope you are too.

Best,

Leanne

19 comments:

  1. yay for island time...love your tree background...

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  2. Beautiful spring carnival :)

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  3. Those hexies are so wonderful!

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  4. gorgeous projects, Leanne! Love, love, love all of them. Yay for island time!!!!

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  5. They all look so lovely. I love the color combos in the first one.

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  6. Sounds as though you are having a lovely relaxing time. Love the spring carnival

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  7. Sounds wonderful! Love your EPP :-) Enjoy!

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  8. Island time sounds rather idyllic!

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  9. You're making great progress! Loving the colors on your EPP :)

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  10. For someone moving slowly you seem to be getting a lot done.

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  11. Love the colors in these blocks!

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  12. I agree with Susan... Love your background for Lynnes, its beautiful :-)

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  13. You're very productive on Island time. Love the colours in your latest EPP project.

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  14. Spring Carnival seems to be this summer's EPP project, yours looks lovely.
    Look forward to seeing your tree fabric choice.

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  15. EPP makes the best chill out sewing, I think. It sounds perfect for Island Time! Love your background for Lynne's quilt, look forward to seeing the rest.

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  16. I like island time...that is how I have been moving along and I am not on an island...I call it summertime!

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  17. Your EPP is gorgeous L! Sorry I've been lax at keeping up with blog reading lately. I could do with some Island time over here (actually, just TIME would be great!). Jxo

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  18. I love your EPP! Your HST background is gorgeous, I'm looking forward to seeing what fabrics you've got for your trees!

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