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:

Debbie said...

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

Emma said...

Beautiful spring carnival :)

Michele said...

Those hexies are so wonderful!

Svetlana said...

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

Jenniffier Kramer said...

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

Catherine said...

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

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Sounds wonderful! Love your EPP :-) Enjoy!

Katy Cameron said...

Island time sounds rather idyllic!

Cindy said...

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

Flying Blind... said...

Sounds and looks blissful!

susan said...

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

Valerie said...

Love the colors in these blocks!

Sarah said...

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

Isisjem said...

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

Sheila said...

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

Jo @ a life in lists said...

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.

diane said...

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

Judith, Belfast said...

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

Archie the wonder dog said...

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