Wednesday, October 3, 2018

English Paper piecing with Island Batik

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The theme for this month’s Island Batik ambassadors is English paper piecing or foundation piecing.
I’m going to show you how I made this cute needle case!
batik needle case with EPP flower
I knew I wanted to use some hexagons, so I got out my 1/2” hexagon die by accuquilt, it’s a fun die, the right side is for the cardstock and the left is for the fabrics!
I used some leftover Christmas scraps for the hexagon fabrics and then used the glue pen from fons and porter
this flower is TINY! but SO cute!!
I then used some more of the Christmas scraps and cut out 2 pieces 4 1/2” x 9” and one in dark green where I folded in half and added a stabilizer/interfacing.
and then ironed the fabric in half over it
I sewed the pocked onto the light brown and added a piece of felt.
I also quilted the tree print on top of a scrap of batting
Then I hand sewed the hexagon flower to the right side of the front piece and decided to leave the cardstock inside the piece.
I then sewed the inside pocked piece together with the back and left an opening at the bottom and then top stitched around
I found that the interfacing made the whole thing rather stiff so it wouldn’t stay closed, so to FIX that, I added a cam-snap! no big deal!
batik needle case with EPP flower
I sent this with another pincushion to my swap partner in Norway
needle case and pincushion
Hopefully she will like it


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Janne G. Vatne said...

And she did!!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

You were busy last month. Love the quilts you sent home with your friend to Denmark (sorry, trying to catch up on blog reading, so, commenting on several posts at once).

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

What's not to like, Bea? They are adorable!

Kathleen said...

Wonderful little project, Bea. I am sure your swap partner loves it!