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Dresdens, Hexagons & EPP Quilts

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  • Total submissions: 15
  • Total countries: 5
  • Total provinces: 1
  • Total states: 9

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Conversation Pieces in Red Conversation Pieces in Red
By: Elizabeth Simmons,
Texas, USA

Conversation Pieces pattern by The Caffeinated Quilter – Emily Breclaw. I love her original colors but not for my kitchen. I LOVE it in red! I enjoy the portability of EPP! I pieced and finished during my kids’ gym practice. It is my 2nd attempt at machine quilting.

Quilt size: width: 10" height: 21"

Dresden Flower Dresden Flower
By: LeAnne Law,
Oregon, USA

This dresden pattern is by Vicki at Quilting Lodge blog. She was gracious enough to give the pattern away on her blog during the Dare to Dresden blog hop. Our guild challenge was for a small quilt with the theme Rhapsody in Bloom, so I changed it into a flower by adding the stem and leaf.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 20"

Dresden Plate Dresden Plate
By: Jean,
Ohio, USA

This quilt was hand pieced by my great-aunt after getting her hand cut in a buzz saw. It was not straight, so I tore it all apart and put it back together and hand quilted it.

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 106"

English Friendship English Friendship
By: Kaaren Biggs,
Ontario, Canada

Liberty of London fabric swatches 4″ square were sent as a gift from an English quilting penpal and I had no idea what to do with them until I saw this design in an old quilting magazine. The gold fabric was purchased in Florida and it worked perfectly with the multi-coloured hexagons.

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 84"

English Garden English Garden
By: Ruta Hardenbrook,
Florida, USA

Traditional English paper pieced quilt made with 3,183 one-inch hexagons. This was a lot of fun to make. It became very addicting!

Quilt size: width: 77" height: 96"

English Paper Pieced Table Runner English Paper Pieced Table Runner
By: Karin,
Australia

I came across English Paper Piecing at a Quilt Show some years ago. Seduced by the fabric, I bought a bag each of these tiny squares and hexagons, however the project became an UFO in due course after the first few rows. Last year I dragged it out again and completed it. So worth it in the end.

Quilt size: width: 19.5" height: 34"

Honeycomb Honeycomb
Illinois, USA

I have been working on a pieced Hexagon quilt top during the winter months in the evenings for the past two years! Yikes! So, I plan to finish piecing it by the end of our upcoming winter season, I have about seven more rows to attach to what you see in the photo. My grandson Kyle refers to this qui

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 72"

Jocelyn's Garden Jocelyn’s Garden
By: Pam Scoville,
New Jersey, USA

Made for my sister’s Christmas gift the pieces of this scrap quilt traveled the world before it was finished. Hand pieced by me and machine quilted by Cheryl Winslow.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 70"

My Favorite Flower Pots My Favorite Flower Pots
By: Mary,
Washington, USA

This quilt was made using Purple strips from a challenge at Quilt Guild. I English Paper-pieced the flowers on each Block, two flowers are Hexie shaped and one is a circle. I tied the buttons on each center with Pearl cotton. Pattern from Fat 8ths and Friends by Marsha McCloskey.

Quilt size: width: 34.5" height: 41.5"

sam's {scrappy} quilt sam’s {scrappy} quilt
By: Sarah @ {no} hats,
Indiana, USA

BB # 3725 (“Sam’s Quilt”) in scrap-happy shades of blue and green. This top is a WIP for the family room as Sam is a family name ;)

Full disclaimer: I tried out EPP but impatience got the best of me and most was done by machine. This block really is an ideal EPP project though!

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 77"

Shades of Green Shades of Green
By: Debra Reinert,
Pennsylvania, USA

Saw a line drawing of this square and started experimenting with fabrics. It eventually grew into a quilt.

Quilt size: width: 33" height: 46"

Spring Flower Hexagons Spring Flower Hexagons
By: Delia Hardcastle,
United Arab Emirates

Spring Flower Hexagons is entirely hand stitched. I’ve been saving fabric scraps from my quilting for the past year and was looking for something to do with them when I discovered and fell in love with the ancient craft of English Paper Piecing. Each of the hexagons is 1.5 inches across.

Quilt size: width: 31" height: 35"

There's a snail in Grandma's flower garden There’s a snail in Grandma’s flower garden
By: Karen H,
Ontario, Canada

There’s one lonely snail hiding in the hand-embroidered border (visit my blog for a close-up look and see if you can find the snail). My Mom is always killing the snails & I rescue them by hiding them in her flower beds! The hexagons are 5/8″; I developed a techique to make the stars & whirligigs.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 37"

Thinking of Liz Thinking of Liz
By: Astrid Pongrac,
Germany

About 3 years go my friend Liz brought me some fq as a gift while visiting from Canada. I finally used them when a yahoo group had a sew along. While I was sewing I was thinking of her. I will still add borders. Designer of the pattern is Antje Geerds.

Quilt size: width: 39.5" height: 45"

Wreath Wreath
By: Sunroomquilts,
Indiana, USA

I saw wreaths on-line probably at Missouri Star Quilt Co.
I had a some Christmas fabric and started cutting it out while the embroidery machine was sewing out some designs. Had over 200 petals cut when I stopped. So I made several of the wreaths.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"


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This post was published on April 12th, 2013. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

153 Responses to “Dresdens, Hexagons & EPP Quilts”

  1. Cindy A. says:

    Yes, I’ve done English Paper Piecing thanks to Paper Pieces little free pack of hexagons. I turned my little flower into a much-loved pincushion. I do not baste through the paper pieces so they can be reused. I also do not cut exact seam allowances just squares whose edges I fold down and do a running stitch through. Be sure to put a knot in your thread though, otherwise you’ll be going round and round in circles. You’ll never get one of those little hex papers covered! Don’t ask how I know this…

  2. Patty Moffitt says:

    I am working on a flower garden quilt, but only have a fe pieced together. I am not fond of handwork so this is gong slow!

  3. J says:

    I haven’t done any English paper piecing or hexies yet but it’s on my list to try next. Your watermelon pattern is beautiful and I’d love to win it! It looks like a great way to start.

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